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 toContinue Reading

As I have written more about EHR design, I have noticed the term has different meanings among various groups focused on HIT. There are so many different groups focused on HIT — each with its literature and jargon — that at times it is difficult to communicate. The rising interestContinue Reading

There is no standard method or process for creating clinical software, and this bothers me – a lot.   There is no information model that everyone agrees on, no object names or properties or methods.   Even though clinical care is a collection of processes, we have no standards for naming thoseContinue Reading

By encouraging adoption of HIT, the EHR incentive programs have forced everyone to deal with the realities of current EHR system designs.   In fact, this might be one of the most significant outcomes of the entire program.   Now that there is a general acceptance that HIT needs to evolve inContinue Reading

Experimentation is essential to the development of any new field. In the case of Biomedical informatics, and clinical software in particular, the ability to test ideas in concrete form as functioning software provides a much-needed reality check on expectations and claims. There are many aspects of software systems that mustContinue Reading