Monthly Archives: October 2012

2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slides 103-108: To Be, or Not to Be (the Workflow Engine) That is the Question

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These are the closing slides from the 2006 EHR Workflow Management Systems: Key to Usability slide deck. They are dense. But, if you’ve referred all or most of the preceding slides they should make complete sense.

Workflow Engine (1)

Provides run-time execution environment for workflow instance
Interprets process definition
Controls [sic] [...]

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2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slides 98-102: More Workflow Definitions (No Pun Intended) Applied to Patient Encounter

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Get it? Sorry. “Workflow Definition” could refer to either process definitions, executed by a worklflow engine, or a definition of some word or phrase related to EMR and EHR workflow such as workitem, enactment, etc.
The following table is adapted from the associated 2004 proceedings paper EHR Workflow Management [...]

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2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slides 90-97: Hospital EMR/EHR BPM: A Case Study

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This portion of my three-hour tutorial EHR Workflow Management Systems: Key to Usability draws from a presentation I attended at the 2005 HIMSS conference in Dallas: What a Concept! Automate Manual Processes Using a Workflow Management Engine. By the way, I presented a 50 minute version of my [...]

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2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slides 82-89: Hospital EMR/EHR BPM: Usability, Workflow, Analytics

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From (EHR) Workflow Management: Models, Methods, and Systems.
Workflow management systems (and now business process management) ideas, terminology, and technology are finally beginning to gain traction in the health information technology industry. A great deal of credit for this progress is due to Soarian from Siemens, which is based [...]

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2006 EHR WfMS Tutorial Slides 80-81: Why Did Patient Volume Increase? Why Did Encounter Length Decrease?

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We already covered much of the answer to this question. However, it’s worth returning to, after examining the results of the productivity survey.
From EHR Workflow Management Systems: Essentials, History, Healthcare, TEPR Conference, May 19, 2004, Fort Lauderdale.

Productivity Survey Discussion
Why did visit volume increase? The most likely reason [...]

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