Without understanding the two most important steps – project intake and project management – it can be extremely difficult to drive change, particularly in the clinical setting, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health.
When you’re dealing with not one, but four complex workflows – as is the case with lumbar punctures – it’s imperative to create an order set that helps reduce clicks while improving utilization, accuracy and yield, says CMIO Dirk Stanley.
Although they are a mainstay of modern healthcare, building lumbar punctures electronically can be challenging, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who discusses the four most common workflows and how they can optimized.
It may seem simplistic at first glance, but comparing order set design to preparing a bowl of ice cream can demonstrate just how complex the process is, says CMIO Dirk Stanley – particularly when high-risk clinical workflows are involved.
Although swimlane diagrams have become the industry standard for planning or troubleshooting complex workflows, writing good procedures can be just as important, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who provides a useful outline.