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.
Building solid partnerships with physician leaders takes more than simply engaging with them. It’s creating advisory committee where they can engage with business and technology leaders to help guide decision-making, says Stephanie Lahr.
Although health systems are making major strides toward digitization, the reality is that when it comes to delivering test results and referrals, some still rely heavily on fax machines, says CMIO CT Lin, who offers insights on how to right the ship.
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.
If organizations want to improve communication workflow and remain HIPAA-compliant, the focus needs to be on finding the right enterprise communication platform – not on buying another app, says Paul Hess of KLAS.