Leveraging the EHR for effective clinical workflows:
Four strategies to try today
Many electronic health records (EHR) have capabilities that can be leveraged to support and even improve workflows. From the customization of clinical decision support features, to automated task delegation, to the personalization of documentation templates, there are numerous ways in which EHRs can help. This eBook explores just a few ways in which technology can address challenges frequently faced by clinicians, freeing up valuable time and easing frustrations.
Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) is a healthcare data enablement company that ensures clinical data integrity and quality—making patient information fit-for-purpose across the healthcare ecosystem, from hospitals to health information exchanges to payers, and beyond.
IMO’s vast footprint in EHRs powers our ability to capture and preserve clinical intent at the highest level of specificity. Our secure technology platform and products then help our clients to transform and extract the greatest value from their data.
1. Embracing EHR workflows
Electronic health record (EHR) systems typically provide a variety of capabilities for workflow automation. At their best, these capabilities not only promote the efficient completion of tasks, but also transform how work is done, resulting in better outcomes.
2. Personalized documentation templates
Documentation templates for a particular type of presenting problem or procedure are enormously powerful workflow tools. They address one of the most time-consuming clinical tasks – the creation of a provider note for a given patient encounter.
3. Customization of clinical decision support (CDS) features
Point-of-care CDS features include various types of alerts and reminders that appear to clinicians while working in the EHR. CDS alerts compare the patient’s data to some underlying logic that reflects a standard of care, and then present this information to the clinician.
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