2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 24-30: Process Definitions Adapt EMR EHR Screen Presentation to Task Structure

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 visual aid. You can think of an electronic health record as having an inventory of activities. Some of these activities are screens–entering or reviewing data or entering orders. These screens are like a pack of cards. You can select a subset of these screens and screenless activities such as the printing of educational material into a process definition. This process definition then is executed by the workflow engine during an encounter.

[CW: This set of seven slides are snapshots of a powerpoint animation (converted to a flash animation). In the first slide there are forty two EMR EHR screen thumbnails shown on the right. These represent an “inventory” of EMR EHR screens that can be used to create a process definition. As the animation runs a number of screens move out of in “inventory” into the process definition. I also use the metaphor of a pack of cards. The pack is “inventory” and the process definition is a “hand” (sequence of cards, an imperfect analogy admittedly).]

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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 48-55: EMR EHR Usability Principles and Workflow: Flexibility

(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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