2022 December BPM Workshop Agenda


DECEMBER BPM+ Health Workshop Agenda

 NOTE:  This agenda is a working version and is subject to change.


December 5, 2022 (Monday)

(OMG Healthcare Task Force Meeting)  


OMG Healthcare Task Force (HDTF) Meeting



December 6, 2022 (Tuesday)     "Enabling Business Operations with BPM+"

BPM Workshop Day 1 Track 1

9:00a - 10:15a


Opening Session

Community Welcome and BPM+ Health Introduction [10m]

Session will give an short recap of the BPM+ Health community, purpose, and set high level objectives for the two-day workshop.


State of the Community

A view on current influences, activities, and opportunities impacting BPM+ Health.  With an eye toward the future, will discuss goals for 2023 and beyond.  Discussion will address both BPM+ in the marketplace as well as community operations and workings.

Shane McNamee, Executive Director, BPM+ Health
Senior Vice-President, Strategic Growth, Smile Digital Health


Keynote Speaker:   To Be Announced


Round-Robin Update:  Vignettes from each Workgroup.  This round-robin will feature 15 minute updates on work accomplished during CY2022, current activities underway, and plans for 2023.

Authoring Workgroup

Education Workgroup

Methodology Workgroup

Organizational Adoption/Change Management

Process Automation and Enablement


10:45a - 12:00p

Authoring Cookbook and Validation Checksheet Worksession  (Hosted by Authoring WG)

Many organizations have compelling needs to document their "current state" and efforts to evolve toward a new way of delivering care or conducting business, but struggle with how best to accomplish these needs.  How does one start?  What role do process models play?  How are they used as part of change management and IT requirements?  What is the best way to engage with clinical stakeholders?  

To address these needs, a document is coming together to be a BPM Authoring "Cookbook".  Part methodology and part encapusulation of best-practices, this "cookbook" will explore how to effectively engage with program offices and front-line caregivers to collect and capture their needs and document them in a way that is usable for both change management and IT support requirements.  The session will explore an early draft document, collect community feedback, and collectively problem-solve this space. 




1:00p - 2:45p

Discussion Session:  Registries and Distributing Knowledge 

 Data Liquidity and Registries

Despite various efforts and promises to promote interoperability in healthcare; adoption for timely data exchange has been somewhat limited. Join us for this session from The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to learn about various barriers, such as, financial, technological, policy, process, and privacy/security. What are some of the ways ACEP is handling these barriers in light of ONC’s strategies and specifics of 21st Century Cures Act.

Fellow, US National Library of Medicine
Senior Vice President, Quality,  American College of Emergency Physicians


The Knowledge Grid: Using FAIR Principles to Package Computable Biomedical Knowledge

The Knowledge Grid (Kgrid) team is a research and development team at the University of Michigan focused on the packaging of computable biomedical knowledge for use as a resource and service. The Kgrid team has developed a set of open-source technical specifications and tools for packaging, managing, and deploying evidence-based pure functions as digital objects (Knowledge Objects). Kgrid collaborates with knowledge developers to aid in packaging their models to be findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). In doing so, Kgrid explores health information science questions related to knowledge packaging, metadata, storage, and deployment.

Philip Barrison, MD-PhD Student, University of Michigan Department of Learning Health Science


3:15p - 5:00p

Discussion Forum:  Workflow Integration Best-Practices for Field Deployment 

Several early adopters of BPM+ Health are using the techniques and notations from the community to understand, capture, refine, share, and adapt clinical practices in the field.  This faciltiated discussion will focus on the applied use of BPM+ to impact care delivery.  Spotlight exemplar case studies from the Department of Veterans Affairs and others will be form the backdrop for this community discussion.

Featured Case Studies:  

Veterans Health Administration [US] 
Ken Rubin, Senior Advisor, Standards and Interoperability, VHA;  Community Coordinator, BPM+ Health

Intermountain Health Care [invited]
Peter Haug, MD, FACMI
Medical Informaticist, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
Professor, Biomedical Informatics Dept., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Informal "Lightning Round"
In the spirit of community sharing, this discussion will afford attendees the opportunity to briefly share about their activities related to BPM+ Health.  What projects are underway, what is planned, how things are going, and what challenges are being faced.  Note that this is NOT an advertising session and product "pitches" are prohibited.



December 7, 2022 (Wednesday)


  Track 1


9:00a - 10:15a

HIMSS 2023 Planning 

BPM has had a use case presence in the HIMSS Connect-a-Thon with vignettes in the past several Interoperability Showcases.  With prior use cases focused on Detecting and Preventing Human Trafficking, Advanced Directives and eConsent, and Sepsis Detection, BPM+ Health has been able to demonstrate high-impact value to some of the industry's biggest challenges.  This group discussion will explore use cases to identify the nucleus of our presence for HIMSS 2023, and conduct planning activities to make that event highly impactful. 


10:45a - 12:00p

Expanding Joint Collaboration with HL7

In September, BPM+ Health co-located our working meeting with Health Level Seven, resulting in fostering synergies between the communities and in identifying several areas of mutual interest.  This is a working session to advance those collaborative activities, to be prioritized "in the room" based upon in-the-trenches work that is being done jointly with that communities.  Activity threads and workitem candidates include:

>  Advancement of a joint "sandbox/testbed" environment bringing BPM+ capabilties to the HL7 FHIR Foundry
>  Inclusion of BPM+ Models as expressions of workflow into FHIR Implementation Guides
>  Marriage of process orchestration and stateful workflow into FHIR Connectathon activities
>  Presenting an integrated "Learning Health System" vision bringing evidence-based research, FHIR, clinical decision support, and BPM Together




1:30p - 2:45p

Getting Started with BPM Implementation.

This session will focus on the successful initiation of a BPM-oriented pilot program.  What tools are necessary, how to scope/frame a minimalist use case, how to demonstrate value, and the key enablers required to be successful.

Session Co-Leads:

Denis Gagne, CEO, Trisotech

Ben Cushing, Senior Advisor, Interoperability Institute



3:15p - 5:00p

Call To Action

Outbrief of key discoveries of the workshop, communities priorites, and next steps

Summary Workshop Take-aways

Event Reception

6:00p - 7:30p

 All workshop attendees are welcome!



>  Deep dive on pre-operative journey [Set of BPM Process models];  Technical exemplar/discussions
>  Goal:  Demonstrate the value of BPM+ as an ideal tool to provide context in HL7 IGs
>  FHIR data and the situational data model in model execution (if that wasn't in Sept)