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.
Physicians, advanced practice providers, and prescribers may wear the same coat, but their roles and responsibilities differ greatly, and therefore, so do their EMR configuration and training needs, says CMIO Dirk Stanley.
There are few, if any, healthcare terms that trigger as much confusion and debate as “inpatient,” says CMIO Dirk Stanley, MD, who sheds some light on what it means, how it works, and how it can be misunderstood.