For Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, the key to becoming a “document whisperer” for clinical workflow design and EMR support was in understanding how the two concepts are related, and then developing workflows that are “quick, easy-to-use, and functionally sound.”
How is applied clinical informatics like a kitchen utensil drawer? In this piece, Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, uses an unconventional example to demonstrate “why workflow analysis, naming conventions, indexing, and usability all really do matter.”
The terms specialty/subspecialty, service, level-of-care, and geographic location can often look and sound alike, and are often confused – or used interchangeably – by clinicians and administrative staff. But there are critical differences, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, who sheds some light in this post.
It is by no means a requirement for clinical informatics leaders to have come from multicultural backgrounds, but it can certainly help when it comes to bridging different cultures, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health.
“When you’re a physician and you’re put into a leadership role, there’s not a great training pathway for that,” says Dirk Stanley. In this interview, he talks about why he started a blog, the CMIO’s role as translator, and the moment his career changed.