One of the biggest obstacles preventing physicians and nurses from fully leveraging the EHR comes down to a very simple premise: “the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing,” says guest blogger Milisa Rizer, MD, Chief Clinical Information Officer at OSU Health System.
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.
Whether you’re in the business of providing care or serving meals, there’s no rule against branching out from your area of specialty – as long as it’s done slowly, thoughtfully and deliberately, says Anthony Guerra.
Individuals with a ‘Type A’ personality tend to be passionate, driven, competitive, and outgoing – all positive attributes for leaders. But are they always the obvious choice? John Mason looks at what the designation actually means.
It’s easy to pin workflow challenges and physician frustrations on the EHR. But if you think about it, EHRs are working exactly as designed, says Dr. Craig Joseph, interim CMIO at El Camino Hospital.