March 2013

EHR Architecture and Design Resources

by Jerome Carter on March 25, 2013 · 0 comments

While putting together a set of EHR architecture/design study materials, I decided to go ahead and create another resource page.    As with the Clinical Workflow page, the Architecture and Design page will have PubMed, IEEE, and ACM citations.   The Architecture and Design page has been created to serve as a resource for those who are […]


EHR Implementation: Where Are We?

by Jerome Carter on March 18, 2013 · 0 comments

Obviously, I am an advocate of EHR use.  Actually, tracking EHR implementation outcomes is somewhat of an obsession.   For years, I have kept a folder on my desktop called “failed projects” that contains the woes, assessments, and post mortems of IT projects gone bad.  Since HITECH, I’ve noticed something interesting.  Whereas pre-HITECH it was fairly […]


Adding Color (Sort of) to Clinical Workflows

by Jerome Carter on March 11, 2013 · 0 comments

Prior posts have looked at the advantages of mapping clinical workflows using Petri nets (PN).   One of the features that I find so compelling about Petri nets is their ability to represent state as well as key process properties such as concurrency and synchronization.   However, basic PN do have a few drawbacks. For me, from […]


Requirements, Usability, and Petri Nets

by Jerome Carter on March 4, 2013 · 0 comments

Requirements are the cornerstone of software development.   Among other things, they capture the specific functions that a software system must perform in order to help a user accomplish a goal.     Use cases are one tool for gathering requirements.  They, like user stories, work well because both encourage interaction and discussion between developers and users.    A […]