Kidney transplantation process in Brazil represented in business process modeling notation

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Transplantation Proceedings
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Peres Penteado A.
Molina Cohrs F.
Diniz Hummel A.
Erbs J.
Maciel R.F.
Feijo Ortolani C.L.
De Aguiar Roza B.
Torres Pisa I.
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© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Kidney transplantation is considered to be the best treatment for people with chronic kidney failure, because it improves the patients' quality of life and increases their length of survival compared with patients undergoing dialysis. The kidney transplantation process in Brazil is defined through laws, decrees, ordinances, and resolutions, but there is no visual representation of this process. The aim of this study was to analyze official documents to construct a representation of the kidney transplantation process in Brazil with the use of business process modeling notation (BPMN). The methodology for this study was based on an exploratory observational study, document analysis, and construction of process diagrams with the use of BPMN. Two rounds of validations by specialists were conducted. The result includes the kidney transplantation process in Brazil representation with the use of BPMN. We analyzed 2 digital documents that resulted in 2 processes with 45 total of activities and events, 6 organizations involved, and 6 different stages of the process. The constructed representation makes it easier to understand the rules for the business of kidney transplantation and can be used by the health care professionals involved in the various activities within this process. Construction of a representation with language appropriate for the Brazilian lay public is underway.
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Brazil , Humans , Kidney Failure, Chronic , Kidney Transplantation , Tissue and Organ Procurement