2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 12: Cooking Analogy Workflow Reference Model

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!)

Here is a cooking analogy. Near where I live in Atlanta is the flagship donut shop for a large and successful donut chain. In there they have the most amazing cooking process. They have this programmable mixer that is extruding donuts. This conveyor belt oven with glass on the side that allows you to see the donuts make their course through the oven. They emerge and float across some hot oil and then there is this automated icer that squirts the icing on them. On the other site of a wall from them is a line of kids, plus myself, and it’s quite fun to pick out your donut and then to eat it, having seen all the steps of its creation. Around the corner is the most amazing Buck Rogers wall full of dials, levers, and guages. Its all very retro and very fifties and very fun.

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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!)

Related links:

(2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial) Slide 67-71: Doughnut Baking Automation Analogy, Workflow Reference Model, Patient Encounter

(There much more content about this topic in the 2006 tutorial.)

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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