144 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The healthcare system in the United States is considered one of the most complex systems and has encountered challenges related to patient safety concerns, escalating costs, and unpredictable outcomes. Many of these problems share a common cause – a lack of efficient business process management and visibility into the real-time location, status, and condition of medical resources. The goal of this book is to propose a newly integrated system to model, automate, and monitor healthcare business processes using an automatic data collection technology to record the timing and location of activities and identify their various resources.