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Definition

set of interrelated or interacting healthcare activities which transforms inputs into outputs

 

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Term: healthcare process; 
Synonym: care process; 
Plural: healthcare processes; 

Notes

NOTE 1 The main type of healthcare process is the clinical process that has a health state as input and output and includes all activities in relation to one or more specified health issues.

NOTE 2 A healthcare process is not by definition restricted to one healthcare provider or any other organizational unit borders.

Examples

Diagrammatic representation

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1..* 1..* regulates ► 1 1 is the result of ► 0..* 1..* ◄ evaluates 1..* 0..* is documented in ► 1 1..* 1 0..* 1..* influences ► 1 1..* is supporting ► 1 1..* ◄ controls quality of 1..* 1 ◄ is performed for 0..* 0..* is planned in ► 1..* 1 has output ► 1..* 1 provides feedback to ► 1 1 is input to ► healthcare mandate: mandate (commission) based on a commitment and either an informed consent or an authorization by law, defining the rights and obligations of one healthcare actor with regard to his involvement in healthcare processes performed for a specific subject of care healthcare mandate healthcare service: service that is the result of a healthcare process healthcare service health record: data repository regarding the health and healthcare of a subject of care health record healthcare process evaluation: healthcare evaluation where healthcare processes are systematically assessed against requirements healthcare process evaluation input health state: health state at the initiation of healthcare process input health state output health state: health state when a healthcare process ends output health state healthcare process: set of interrelated or interacting healthcare activities which transforms inputs into outputs healthcare process healthcare quality management: coordinated activities to direct and control a healthcare organization with regard to quality healthcare quality management care plan: dynamic, personalized plan including identified needed healthcare activities, health objectives and healthcare goals, relating to one or more specified health issues in a healthcare process care plan healthcare administration: administrative activities related to healthcare processes healthcare administration subject of care: healthcare actor with a person role; who seeks to receive, is receiving, or has received healthcare subject of care adverse event: unintended event that has negative influence upon healthcare processes adverse event healthcare activity: activity intended directly or indirectly to improve or maintain a health state healthcare activity process: set of interrelated or interacting activities that use inputs to deliver an intended result process clinical process: healthcare process encompassing all healthcare provider activities and other prescribed healthcare activities that addresses identified or specified health issues clinical process
healthcare process

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Entity - relationship (crows feet)

Required associations

one or more healthcare activities up to one healthcare process
one or more healthcare processes is performed for exactly one subject of care
one or more healthcare mandates regulates one or more healthcare processes

Optional associations

up to one input health state is input to exactly one healthcare process
a number of healthcare process evaluations evaluates one or more healthcare processes
a number of healthcare processes up to one healthcare process
up to one healthcare process a number of healthcare processes
one or more healthcare processes has output up to one output health state
a number of healthcare processes is planned in a number of care plans
one or more healthcare processes provides feedback to up to one healthcare quality management
one or more healthcare processes is documented in a number of health records
up to one healthcare quality management controls quality of one or more healthcare processes
a number of adverse events influences one or more healthcare processes
up to one healthcare administration is supporting one or more healthcare processes
up to one healthcare service is the result of exactly one healthcare process

Generalisations

    process
healthcare process

Specialisations

healthcare process
    clinical process