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Ed Hammond, Ph.D., FACMI, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics,to Keynote March DC Healthcare and Business Process Modeling Workshop
Expert Renowned for Groundbreaking Work in Informatics

Needham, MA - February 22, 2017 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, today announced it will hold the Business Process Modeling in Healthcare Workshop on March 20 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia. The workshop is focused on establishing an approach to allow for workflows - specifically clinical workflows - to be shared among provider organizations allowing them to ingest, adapt, and evolve those processes to embrace emerging best clinical practice, and to perform continuous improvement. Exploring the specific and unique needs of the clinical health landscape, Workshop speakers will investigate usage of existing modeling languages (including BPMN™) to determine the viability, coverage, and gaps to meeting health industry needs.

Keynote speaker Dr. Hammond will present "The Tensions between Workflow, Status Quo, and Keeping up with Technology (and the Times)." He will focus on the changes being "forced" on the health system as a consequence of advances in technology, as well as the impacts of changing health best practices and the industry's ability to adopt them. Registration costs $149 USD. Media admission is complimentary using the code TCVAP17.

Recognized for his pioneering work in the HL7 standards community, Dr. Hammond 's academic and industry leadership experience includes roles as past President and Board member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA); President and Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics; three terms as Chair of Health Level Seven; two terms as the Convenor of ISO Technical Committee 215, Working Group 2; and current Ambassador to Developing Countries and Chair of the Joint Initiative Council of ISO/CEN/HL7.

The event also features Shane McNamee, M.D., US Department of Veterans Affairs, who will present "Interoperable Healthcare Workflows: Goals and Vision." Currently, healthcare delivery is disconnected and inefficient. Dr. McNamee will discuss some of the challenges of disconnected and inefficient delivery, and set the stage for how OMG Business Process Modeling Notation™ (BPMN) standard offers potential to stabilize health care processes that support both patients and providers as organizations strive toward improved efficacy and high reliability.

A foremost expert in BPM standards, Denis GagnĂ©, CEO/CTO of Trisotech and Chair of the OMG BPMN Interchange Working Group, will explain how to leverage the OMG business process modeling standards-BPMN, Case Management Model and Notation™ and Decision Model Notation™-to improve business improvement, innovation and transformation, and how these can be used in tandem to meet the needs of the health vertical market segment.
The remainder of the day will focus on breakout sessions, presenting working group activities to develop a pilot implementation and a Health BPM Modeling "Field Guide." The sessions will brief on what has been done since the December workshop, and present opportunities to directly contribute and evolve the work.

Workshop attendees are invited to join the OMG Healthcare Committee Meeting on March 21 for an in-depth discussion about OMG's healthcare standards work. Or they can participate in the Committee Meeting for two days from March 21-22. The one-day, add-in option costs an additional $99 USD and the two-day, add-in option costs an extra $198 USD.

The Workshop is a special event of the OMG Technical Meeting from March 20-24, 2017 in Reston, Virginia. Attendees who register for the Technical Meeting week do not have to pay the additional fee to attend the Workshop.

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