2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 16: Entering & Reviewing Data, Entering Orders: 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!)

We see that the process definition, or encounter definition, is composes of activities. Some of these activities are manual activities such as entering or reviewing data or entering orders. Others of these activities are automated activities such as when the electronic health record workflow management system invokes and manages communication with a devices such as an EKG machine, or starts up Primetime Instant Medical History so that the patient can enter their own history and then communicate that data back to the electronic health record. And then of course there are the communications with the outside world such as checking for lab values with the lab information system.

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Entering & Reviewing Data, Entering Orders: Workflow Reference Model

  • Business Process
    • (defined by) Process Definition (composed of)
      • (composed of) Activities (during execution represented by) Activity Instances (and/or)
        • Manual Activities
          • Entering Data
          • Reviewing Data
          • Entering Orders
        • Automated Activities
          • Devices
          • Automated medical history
          • Communication [with external systems]
      • (managed by) Kitchen Staff (via)
        • Dessert Creation
          • Activity Instances (and/or)
            • Work Items
            • Invoked Applications

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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