March 2016

This Week on Clinical Workflow Center

by Jerome Carter on March 30, 2016 · 0 comments

Clinical workflow modeling using the Descriptive Level elements of BPMN 2.0 has been the focus of the last three articles.   The most recent article from 3/28/16 completes this introductory tutorial series as a prelude to more advanced modeling topics.   Learn BPMN 2.0 and make your workflow models more expressive and formal with a true workflow […]

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For the last six months or so, I have been doing parallel work with Apple Swift and BPMN 2.0.   For each, I decided to do a deep dive, meaning I tried to closely follow object-oriented analysis and design (OOA&D) best practices for Swift and an equivalent methodology for BPMN. The differences in philosophy between the […]

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This Week on Clinical Swift

by Jerome Carter on March 23, 2016 · 0 comments

Early on in the development process, most of the information gathered from future users consists of documents (e.g., forms, policy/procedure) and interview data (e.g., feature descriptions, desired functions, specific dislikes, wish-list items, etc.). As a software designer using object-oriented design, the next major step in making this information actionable is capturing how users will interact […]

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This Week on Clinical Workflow Center

by Jerome Carter on March 21, 2016 · 0 comments

Learn the basics of clinical workflow modeling with BPMN!!! The Basic Visit model from last week was too simplistic. It lacked sufficient detail to be useful for understanding where kinks in a patient’s visit might be. Whether the goal is selecting an EHR, optimizing a practice, or designing new software from scratch, detail is important. With BPMN […]

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This Week on Clinical Swift

by Jerome Carter on March 18, 2016 · 0 comments

What does an entry in a chart (paper or electronic) mean? How should an entry be interpreted? These may seem like odd questions; however, when designing a clinical system, such issues come up more often than one might expect.    They are especially pertinent when migrating data from one system to another (and it is not […]

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This Week on Clinical Workflow Center

by Jerome Carter on March 16, 2016 · 0 comments

Learn the basics of clinical workflow modeling with BPMN!!!  New this week — a look at BPMN 2.0 terminology and modeling elements along with a high-level workflow model of an office visit. 3/14/16 Modeling Clinical Workflows with BPMN 2.0: Terminology and Symbols 3/7/16 Modeling Clinical Workflows with BPMN 2.0: An Overview of BPMN 2/29/16 Clinical […]

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EHR Malpractice—Coming to a Location Near You?

by Jerome Carter on March 14, 2016 · 0 comments

The first time an attorney contacted me after reading EHR Science, it was on behalf of a plaintiff who had a delayed diagnosis during a changeover from paper to an EHR.   That was three years ago.   Recently, a defense attorney contacted me because the plaintiff was challenging the validity of EHR data. Although I have […]

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