May 2016

A Summer of EHR Design Questions…

by Jerome Carter on May 23, 2016 · 0 comments

As always, I am looking forward to the slow, languid days of summer when things quiet down and the mind can wonder (wandering is fine too). Typically, I have a book list to get through. A few summers ago, math was the focus. Once it was software architecture; however, this summer there are no books, […]

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On First Looking into Workflow Tech…

by Jerome Carter on May 16, 2016 · 0 comments

I have been anticipating this post for some time now.   After making my way past graph theory, Petri nets, and BPMN 2.0,  then experimenting with several BPM suites, I can finally focus on designing clinical workflow applications!  When I began investigating workflow technology, my main goal was finding BPM suites with four properties: 1) mature community editions, […]

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The Institute of Medicine report on the computer-based patient record (CPR) described two types of application users: primary and secondary (1). Primary users are those involved in direct patient care. Secondary users make use of the data captured or generated by primary users. Obviously, the two groups have different views of what constitutes a “good” […]

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Clinical Workflow Center Human factors methods are valuable tools for analyzing the nuances of clinical work.   Gaining familiarity with these methods can require a good deal of time and searching.   A new resource page has been added to Clinical Workflow Center to make life easier for those who want to begin exploring human factors techniques.   […]

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No, the title is not a mistake. It simply reflects what I have come to realize over the last month or so. Innovation is about solving problems and, as the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”   Misery is a source of innovation, and the loudest cries about EHR systems with poor usability have […]

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