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Transforming Healthcare with Trisotech

Fusing FHIR and BPM+ Health with Medical Expertise

By Dr. John Svirbely, MD

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Innovation and technology are converging to redefine healthcare. Today, we will be exploring how the integration of FHIR, BPM+ Health, and Trisotech can transform medical expertise for the delivery of patient care.

The Power Trio Transforming Healthcare IT:
FHIR, BPM+ Health, and Trisotech

At the heart of this revolution is a powerful trio: FHIR, BPM+ Health, and Trisotech’s cutting-edge technology. Together they can orchestrate smarter, more connected healthcare solutions.

The Language of Interoperability

FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is more than just an HL-7 standard; it is the language that lets healthcare systems talk with and understand each other. It helps to break down barriers around knowledge silos, ensuring that critical health information is accessible wherever and whenever it is needed.

BPM+ Health:
Orchestrating Clinical Excellence

BPM+ Health is a suite of open-standard tools that can bring clinical best practices to life. These tools provide a low-code programming environment that can turn guidelines into actionable workflows, ensuring that every healthcare journey is as efficient and effective as possible.

Where Innovation Meets Healthcare

Trisotech is your partner in healthcare innovation that can make healthcare application development accessible to everyone – from the tech-savvy coder to the frontline clinician, bridging the gap between clinical knowledge and technological prowess.

A Case Study:
Diagnosing Anemia

Anemia is a common clinical problem, and its diagnosis illustrates how the orchestration of data, decision-making, and care coordination can work in harmony to achieve a goal. The integration of the BPM+ Health tools DMN, BPMN, and CMMN with FHIR data streamlines the entire process, turning complex medical protocols into user-friendly, efficient healthcare solutions.

When evaluating a patient for anemia, there is a standard sequence of questions that are asked:


Does this patient have anemia?


If anemia is present, how severe is it?


Where do I start to workup this patient?


What is the cause of the anemia, so that I can treat it?

Each of these is a decision task, which are executed in sequence to achieve the diagnostic goal.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a decision table that can answer the first two questions. It uses age, sex and hemoglobin as required inputs. The DMN model and a portion of the decision table are shown in Images 1 and 2. The oval items in the first image are data inputs, which can be provided by FHIR. The Reference node lists the knowledge sources and provides links to them or supporting media.

This decision model can be incorporated into a BPMN process model (Image 3) that combines recognition of anemia and an initial triage based on red blood cell measurements (RDW and MCV). Additional BPMN models can then be called to further characterize and establish the precise cause.

What makes these tools so helpful is that, once the models are complete, they can be published as executable code such as an API.

Start Your Journey of Healthcare Innovation

We invite you to delve deeper into the world of Trisotech and discover how together we can embark on the future of healthcare. Through our webinars and resources, you can better understand how technology and innovation can be brought to healthcare.

Join us in this journey. Explore, engage, and be part of the community that’s setting the new standard in healthcare excellence.

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