University of Udine
Efficient process management becomes increasingly crucial for hospitals to survive on a competitive market. Process management in this domain must comply with individual conditions of patients and quickly react to changing requirements and organizational parameters. With Guarded Process Spaces (GPS) the authors developed a formally based concept that makes it possible to enable end-users to create and flexibly change processes themselves. Their approach makes use of existing BPM technology while abstracting from technical interfaces and system-specific modeling paradigms. In this way, it provides the basis to gain user acceptance and to achieve technological independence.