2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slides 1-2: Workflow Management Systems: Key to EMR EHR Usability

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At Baltimore’s 2006 TEPR Conference I presented a three hour tutorial. Several hundred health IT and non-health IT professionals paid (I think) $375 (not to me mind you) to attend. To health IT folks, workflow management systems were new and interesting. To non-health IT folks, workflow management systems were familiar and taken for granted. An interesting mix!

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Workflow Management Systems: Key to EHR Usability

  • Three Hour Tutorial Session
  • Charles Webster, MD, MSIE, MSIE

This was an animation of a cartoon car automatically navigating from a start state to a goal state (in artificial intelligence parlance). Workflow system are frequently compared to GPSs (Global Positioning Systems) guiding, but not constraining, paths toward goals in an adaptive and user-friendly fashion. Folks in health IT and the EHR industry occasionally make a similar comparison, but in the future tense: EHRs “should” act like GPS systems for healthcare.

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In contrast to the 2004 tutorial slides, where I simply published the speaker notes, this slide series includes the original slides, but with copious annotation and commentary. I did set out to completely update the slides, but only got as far as the following, eye-candy, title slide.

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User-Centered Process-Aware EMRs & EHRs: The BPM Key to Usability & Productivity

  • Charles Webster, MD, MSIE, MSIE
  • Labled Box and Arrow Diagram
    • Logo representing the user
    • “EHR”
    • “Evaluate”
    • “Redesign”
    • “Introduce”
    • “Events”
    • “Process”
    • “Adjust”

One of these days! One of these days! But for now, enjoy the 2006 slide set.

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