Dr Petros Papapanagiotou

Senior Scala Engineer

Integrated Care Pathways for HIV patients

2014-2018



We work in close collaboration with the NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde boards to improve HIV care by mapping the processes involved in the form of an Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs). We employ a rigorous methodology involving contextual interviews, questionnaires, and shadowing to capture the and record necessary knowledge. Using the logic-based tool WorkflowFM for this purpose offers the following advantages:

image of an orange graph depicting tasks to be performed for a new HIV patient

Figure 1: Workflow for the first visit after diagnosis for new HIV patients.

Our work aims to extend and enhance this mapping by formalising care workflows using our logic-based tool WorkflowFM. We focus particularly on actors, resources and workflows involved in the first 3 months of HIV care for the Chalmers Sexual Health Centre. The resulting models and analysis can help address some of the difficulties faced by units providing HIV outpatient care. In short, we believe process-based workflow models can be an effective methodology to document and share care pathways provided they are developed in close collaboration with clinical stakeholders.

This research was partially supported by EPSRC grant EP/N014758/1.