2004 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slide 7: Consistent Workflow: Five EMR EHR Workflow Usability Principles

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!)

Fourth, an electronic health record workflow management system is more consistent. This consistency is important because–if you think about a football play, everyone has a role and understanding of what they are supposed to do relative to each other in terms of their interleaved behaviors. When that football play is practiced over-and-over consistently–accuracy, precision, and speed all increase.

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Supportive Workflow: Five EMR EHR Workflow Usability Principles

Supportive Workflow: Five EHR Workflow Usability Principles

  • Natural
  • Relevant
  • Supportive
  • Consistent
  • Flexible

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 30-35: EMR EHR Usability Principles and Workflow: Consistency

(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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