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WIDE: automated workflow management

Workflow technology called WIDE allows organisations to model their business processes, and to automate implementation in real working situations.

WIDE uses extended database technology as the basis of a next-generation workflow management system. WIDE's innovative features focus on extended transaction management and active rule support within a distributed framework. Extended transaction management provides flexible and reliable definitions of workflow processes. Active rule support provides reactive behaviour to cope with workflow events. These advanced features are reflected in a rich workflow model and specification language, while design support allows workflow application designers to use these features effectively. A pilot application has been developed based on the processing of healthcare insurance policies and WIDE techniques were applied to the modelling of short-stay (24h) surgery. It was used to provide informatics support in the medical decision-making, and operational control of the short stay process, from admissions through to post-operative appointments. WIDE technology is also being integrated into FORO, a workflow management system developed by Sema Group with respect to an Internet-compatible product which will allow an organization's employees to access the workflow management system from any location.

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Sema Group, S.a.e.
Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
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