2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 21: Same Time & Same User: Four Types of EMR EHR Workflow

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!)

Finally, there is same person/same time workflow. People often don’t think about this, but process definitions that are used to forward information from person to person can also be used to drive individual screens that a single person interacts with during the accomplishment of a task. Instead of having to navigate through cumbersome menu lists or drill down through complicated dialogue boxes or scrolling through long lists, why not use the information that has been gathered so far–what is the encounter type? who’s logged in? what is the next step in the activities of the process definition–to present the right screen, to include the right content on that screen either data or order entry options and also to present that information in a form that that user prefers such as alphabetical versus categorical.

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Same Time & Same User: Four Types of EMR EHR Workflow

Different Time Same Time
Different Person Forward info, Delegate task Who is waiting, where, for what task, how long and who is responsible
Different Person Reminders, Alerts, To-do items Automatic screen navigation, content selection, and presentation format

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 3-10: Some Workflow Definitions – Some Usability Definitions

(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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