June 2015

A Care Coordination Resources Page!

by Jerome Carter on June 29, 2015 · 2 comments

Most EHR systems do not excel at coordinating care across multiple sites and clinicians.   At a minimum, care coordination requires support for data sharing, synchronous/asynchronous communications, role-based information access and workflow support.   Creating an ideal system for managing care across people and sites presents interesting architectural and workflow challenges, and as we move […]

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Workarounds seem to be an unavoidable fact of using current EHR systems. The volume of research in this area is growing, and hopefully, it will soon lead to better clinical care systems. A few weeks back, I came across an article by Carrington, et al. that discussed the creation of a quantitative instrument to measure […]

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Since starting EHR Science, there have been many times when I lamented the lack of research of sufficient quality and breadth to guide clinical software development.   When building software for a specific domain, such as clinical care, research is needed that discusses a range of outcomes: end-user effects, performance, reliability, maintainability and other software quality […]

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Patient safety is one of the main driving forces behind calls for better EHR systems and, as a result, EHR design quirks and flaws are receiving more attention.   Thomas Payne has provided a very insightful analysis of EHR safety issues in a recent BMJ Quality & Safety commentary (1). As part of the commentary he […]

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AMIA’s EHR 2020 Task Force Report has joined the chorus of those calling for better EHR systems that can act as smart clinical care assistants. As with similar reports, there is a call for improved usability and workflow support. Now that AMIA’s voice has been added to the list of organizations acknowledging the need for […]

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