Monthly Archives: January 2016

BPM, FHIR, Interoperability, and the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium at HIMSS16

There’s a great fit between BPM (Business Process Management) and FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) when it comes Achieving Task and Workflow Interoperability in Healthcare. FHIR provides access to EHR data. BPM orchestrates tasks and workflows across EHRs and other health IT systems, potentially in different healthcare organizations. I’m delighted to see Healthcare Services Platform [...]

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Like a Hawk I’m Looking For Healthcare Workflow & Workflow Tech Stories at #HIMSS16: What’s Yours?

Every year, at the HIMSS conference, I’m a sharp-eyed HIMSS Social Media Ambassador hawk, scanning the exhibit floor for tasty morsels of workflow and workflow technology… I think that’s about as far as I’ll take this particular metaphor…
I’m Looking 4 HC Workflow & Workflow Tech Stories at #HIMSS16: What’s Yours? https://t.co/ZHt3Xf2bwW #HIMSSworkflow pic.twitter.com/0v3w0RAhYM
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Why I Love Being A #HIMSS16 Social Media Ambassador: Thinking Out Loud

I love being a HIMSS16 annual conference Social Media Ambassador (SMA). I’ve been three times, starting at HIMSS14. There are many reasons, perhaps as many as there are SMAs (20!). But if I had to pick a single reason, it’s the opportunity to learn about new health IT products and services, and then, basically, think [...]

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Task Workflow Pragmatic Interoperability: The Coming “Workflow-ization” of Health IT

The following post was inspired by the topic of this week’s #HITsm tweetchat. It generated a robust conversation about healthcare interoperability and workflow. See select embedded tweets below.
What does interoperability mean to me?
Several years ago I wrote about the concept of Pragmatic Interoperability. Pragmatics is a subfield with in linguistics. You may have already heard [...]

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“The Whole Ethos of Workflow Is Power and Simplicity”: Mosquito In a Nudist Colony

This week’s #HITsm tweetchat about Simplifying Healthcare prompted this post about workflow, power, and simplicity.
From a user’s perspective, the simplest workflow or workflow system is one she or he does not have to initiate or engage, have knowledge of, or worry about task failure coming back to haunt her or him. The most powerful [...]

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