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.
If managing an enterprise EMR is, in fact, like owning a closet, then it’s critical that everything is labeled correctly, says CMIO Dirk Stanley, and that means having “the appropriate level of granularity and accurate clinical terminology.”
As organizations reopen, leaders must be willing to prioritize based on where the organization is today – not where it was before Covid-19, said our CIO panelists in a recent webinar. “You have to look at things based on the new normal.”
Testing individuals isn’t enough to stop the spread of Covid-19; it’s going to take centralized programs with interface engines, says Chuck Podesta, who talks about UConn Health’s collaboration with Jackson Labs and Epic.