Clinical Swift

The Future Looks Great!

by Jerome Carter on November 21, 2016 · 0 comments

As many of you know, I have made my share of optimistic predictions regarding next-generation EHR systems.     Those predictions are based on assumptions about how technology will evolve in the next few years. When those assumptions bear fruit, it makes for even more optimism. So, as everyone is preparing for travel and the upcoming holiday […]

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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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This Week on Clinical Swift

by Jerome Carter on April 7, 2016 · 0 comments

The prn: OnCall project is moving along well.   I have identified the main classes for the project and, in this week’s post, I review the rationale for each class along with a few other design decisions. Assembling the Class List for prn: OnCall

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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 Swift

by Jerome Carter on March 11, 2016 · 0 comments

Requirements are needed to build systems.  Functional requirements state what a system should be able to do (i.e., the features/functions users request). Non-functional requirements address system qualities such as usability and security.   This week’s post moves the prn: OnCall project forward with the version 1.0 of the feature list and a few final musings […]

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Clinical Swift is Live!!!

by Jerome Carter on March 4, 2016 · 0 comments

As promised, Clinical Swift has a new home!   The inaugural post, A New Home for Clinical Swift, explains the philosophy and goals of the site. Be sure to take a peek at the Clinical Software Design Principles page. There you will find suggestions for principles that can be used to guide the design of clinical […]

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New Year, New Directions…

by Jerome Carter on January 18, 2016 · 4 comments

This is the longest period I have ever gone without writing a post.  The long pause was necessary because of changes in personal goals and the world at large.   EHR Science has covered a range of topics over the years—everything from EHR market trends to discrete mathematics.   Topics discussed reflected both current events […]

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