The key to developing solid clinical workflows and provider communication and education strategies is to understand the challenges – especially when it comes to signal-to-noise ratios, says Dirk Stanley, MD.
It’s not just what’s inside the EHR that counts, says CMIO Dirk Stanley. He believes “the processes and tools outside of it are just as important” when it comes to aligning expectations and increasing user satisfaction.
When workflows are done right, “it feels like someone with your specialty configured your EMR, wrote your policies, and trained you,” says CMIO Dirk Stanley. In this second of this two-part piece, he discusses how leaders can make this a reality.
Although the EMR is often blamed for workflow challenges, there are myriad contributing factors, says Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, who provides a “a deeper clinical informatics understanding” of where these issues can stem from.”
Having a solid recipe for creating predictable, build-once “gourmet-style” clinical workflows that satisfy all stakeholders may sound too good to be true, but it’s possible – if you follow the right steps, says CMIO Dirk Stanley.