2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 69: EMR EHR Workflow Engine Enables More Parallel Value-Added Activities

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!)

More parallel value-added activities–when activities can be delegated or executed in parallel, this can reduce the encounter length. The staff can be preparing material while the physician is still with the patient, because the physician can enter orders, trigger work plans [process definitions] that deliver activity todo items into todo boxes or appear on the status screen. Materials such as educational materials or trays full of material for collecting specimens or administering shots can be created and therefore the staff can be waiting basically to pounce on that patient as soon as that physician walks out of the door without the physician having to find the next person in the process definition.

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More Parallel Value-Added Activities

  • Activities delegated/executed in parallel
    • Staff prepare while physician still with patient
    • Right content
  • Staff prepare in parallel for patient interaction
  • 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 64-66: Parallelizing EMR EHR Value-Added Steps

    (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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