Cross-Sectional Project 2: M²PROCIT

Mannheim Molecular Process IT-Platform

The M²PROCIT Cross-Sectional Project involves the development of an integrated, adaptive workflow management system (WFMS) for the holistic patient and resource control of the molecular intervention process.

To this end, the following objectives in an experimental practice operation are desired in the main phase of the M²OLIE Forschungscampus:

  • Integration of all available systems and data:
    Creation of a central database for all process and treatment data in the hospital
  • Process support and monitoring
    • "End-to-end" process support from patient admission to patient discharge
    • Real-time monitoring of systemically-relevant process activities and states via hospital and institute tiers
    • Automatic patient registration in the respective process step
    • Ubiquitous and role-specific provision of information for all process participants
  • Uncertain Resource Planning:
    Coverage of 80% of patient scheduling using a Smart Coordination pattern and a learning system
  • Scheduling Method:
    Development of an innovative patient scheduling through ad hoc and dynamic scheduling mechanisms for the remaining 20% of patient scheduling. Multi-agent-based mechanisms and other innovative algorithms are to be used here.

The centrepiece and greatest challenge of M²PROCIT is the one-stop shop (molecular intervention process) in terms of mapping resource planning (rooms, technology, medicines, personnel, etc.). The one-stop shop includes same-day diagnosis, analysis, preparation and intervention for all incoming patients at M²OLIE. This results in a complex and dynamic process that traditional hospital processes and systems are so far unable to map. The one-stop shop requires that the successive process steps must be determined on an ad hoc and flexible basis. In this way, a high degree of planning security is lost, and knowledge about the resources required immediately in the next step of the process is only determined sequentially at the last minute.

Dynamic planning of human and infrastructural resources; optimal use of resources as a condition for the use of cost-intensive technologies and processes.


Unsere Teammitarbeiter


Fraunhofer IPA
Dr. Ulrich Thiel


Fraunhofer IPA
Sebastian Schöning


Fraunhofer IPA
Sandra Knoch


Mannheim university
Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl


Mannheim university
Dr. Kai Spohrer


Mannheim university
Okan Aydingül


QIT Systeme
Stefan Baur


Project partner

Project Head of the M²OLIE Forschungscampus:


Dr. Ulrich Thiel
Fraunhofer IPA
Project group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology PAMB
Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3
68167 Mannheim
ulrich.thiel@ipa.fraunhofer.de

Project partner:

Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
University of Mannheim
Chair of General Management and Information Systems
L 15, 1-6 - Raum 515/516
68161 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 181-1690
heinzl@uni-mannheim.de

Industry partner:

QIT Systeme
Stefan Baur
CUBEX⁴¹
Medical Faculty Mannheim
Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3
68167 Mannheim