2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 11: EMR EHR Workflow System vs. EMR EHR Workflow Management System

From 2004 to 2006 I gave an annual three-hour tutorial about EHR Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs). While some terminology is dated (for example, WfMSs are now called Business Process Management Systems), the concepts are even more relevant today. P.S. I’ve been a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador for six years in a row. Join me on Twitter at @wareFLO to to help spread the the message: Viva la Workflow! (Take me to the beginning of these slides!)

A practical distinction between workflow [system] on one hand and a full-blown workflow management system on the other, is you don’t have an electronic health record workflow management system you can’t change or manage your electronic health record workflow system, and everybody’s workflow is different. In fact, in the workflow management systems industry, if a system is not a product of a workflow management system, then it is technically not even a workflow system.

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Practical Distinction

  • If you don’t have an EHR workflow management system…
  • …you can’t change or manage your EHR workflow system…
  • …and everyone’s workflow is different!

From 2004 to 2006 I gave an annual three-hour tutorial about EHR Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs). While some terminology is dated (for example, WfMSs are now called Business Process Management Systems), the concepts are even more relevant today. P.S. I’ve been a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador for six years in a row. Join me on Twitter at @wareFLO to to help spread the the message: Viva la Workflow! (Take me to the beginning of these slides!)

TEPR 2004 EHR Workflow Management System Slides

Based on the slide deck used for three-hour tutorial at the 2004 TEPR conference in Fort Lauderdale.

TEPR 2006 EHR Workflow Management Systems Slides

Based on the slide deck used for three-hour tutorial at the 2006 TEPR Conference in Baltimore.

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