As care models continue to evolve, we need to stop using the word ‘clinical’ to create a divide between different types of workers, and start encouraging teamwork and collaboration, says Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health.
Terminology issues with EMRs can’t be underestimated, says CMIO Dirk Stanley. In fact, he believes a leader’s ability to successfully manage them can – and does – significantly impact user satisfaction.
Using the right order modes is essential to designing and implementing workflows that deliver that safe patient care, says Dirk Stanley. And it starts with having a solid understanding of these modes, and the organizational policies to back them up.
Budgets can force leaders to make difficult decisions, but one thing that shouldn’t be sacrificed are clinical informaticists, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who believes losing that expertise will end up costing much more in the long run.
Although Atul Gawande’s recent article brought much-needed notoriety to the topic of EHR usability, it missed the boat when it came to educating the public about the critical role of clinical informatics, says Dirk Stanley.