Collaboration & Information Management

Pre/post-implementation studies typically use a few standard measures. Business metrics (e.g., total cost of ownership, return on investment, revenue changes) and clinical metrics (e.g., patient visit levels, visit duration) are employed to get an understanding of how the EHR’s presence has impacted the organization (1,2,3).   Unfortunately, clinical metrics often assess the post-implementation state from too […]

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Health care is information intensive and, when done properly, highly collaborative.    The increasing focus on data sharing and information exchange is an acknowledgement of the dependence of care delivery on clinician interaction.    However, while the current emphasis on richer communication is focused primarily on EHRs and clinical systems that support hands-on care, there are many […]

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