Business Rules

IBM InterConnect presentation: Pioneering Clinical Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is developing clinical decision support (CDS) applications that automate real-time decision services using IBM ODM. Well-designed decision services can replace existing guideline documents in all areas of its business. Guidelines are expensive to develop as they involve significant investment from SMEs. Even good guidelines are of limited use for real-time decision-making, especially if […]

New Book: Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN now available!

I am delighted to announce that Jan Purchase, founder of Lux Magi, and I have finished what we believe is the definitive guide to decision modeling with the Object Management Group’s Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. The book is now on general release and available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes and Noble (full details on the Meghan Kiffer site).

BBC 2016: Decision Services in Healthcare

At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, I presented with David Herring, who leads the Process Transformation and Decision Management Program at a large healthcare provider in Northern California, on “Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling”. His organization is a large, not-for-profit health plan providing everything from inpatient, to home health, hospitals, hospice, pharmacy, and insurance. 10M+ members, 17,000 doctors and nearly 200,000 total employees.

BBC 2016: Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente

Learn how decision modeling with DMN is central to Kaiser Permante’s effort to ensure decisions are based on current best practices and increasingly made in real time in this BBC 2016 presentation by David Herring, Manager of BPM & ODM Delivery, Office of the CTO, Kaiser Permanente and James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions, Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente.

3 Reasons Rules Architects Are Adopting Decision Modeling:  #3 Using Agile Not Waterfall to Write the Rules

Earlier this month I started a series on decision modeling for Rules Architects by describing how a decision model in DecisionsFirst Modeler engages the business and extends traceability and impact analysis. Wrapping up this week I’m going to talk about the importance of agile development and how traditional rules approaches force a waterfall approach.

3 Reasons Rules Architects Are Adopting Decision Modeling:  #2 Expanded Traceability and Impact Analysis

Last week I started a series on decision modeling for Rules Architects by describing how a decision model in DecisionsFirst Modeler engages your business partners. This week I am going to explain how decision modeling enables traceability all the way to the knowledge sources that drive rules, and impact analysis all the way to the business objectives.