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Confusing Workflow Technology With Workflow Is Like Confusing Your Database With Your Data

You wouldn’t confuse your baseball card collection with the Microsoft Access database management system you use to manage it. Or confuse your patients with your EHR. But people, especially in healthcare, confuse workflows with workflow management systems all the time. I’ve discussed this important distinction before (EMR Workflow Systems vs. EHR Workflow Management Systems). But [...]

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Trip Report: The WATCH Society’s Future of Wearable Technology In Healthcare Conference

I just got back from the fantastic Future of Wearable Technology In Healthcare Conference hosted by the International Society of Wearable Technology in Healthcare over July 24-25 in Indianapolis. Their Twitter account is @IntWATCHsociety. Before I get on with the trip report, a bit about myself and Glass.

Have had Glass since June 2013. Currently [...]

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Attending Upcoming Future of Wearable Technology In Healthcare Conference

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A.S. (opposite of P.S.!)
I’m bringing my buddy Mr. RIMP. He’s a wearable robot controlled by Google Glass! Kids love him. And he even has a Twitter account!
Going 2 @intWATCHsociety Wearable Tech in Healthcare conf w/@wareFLO! I'm a wearable robot controlled by #GoogleGlass http://t.co/kWNEaHF2ZI
— Robot In My Pocket (@MrRIMP) July 24, 2014

July 25-26, in Indianapolis, [...]

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Workflow, Healthcare’s Most Misunderstood Software (with Apologies to Dr Pepper)

I dedicate the following to workflow management advocates in healthcare…
There’s people out there who don’t understand us. They say we’re everything from message interfaces to user interfaces. Is it true? (NOOOO!) And you know and I know it but do they know it? Oh sure, there’s people that know about workflow. Because they manage it! [...]

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#HFES2014 International Symposium on Human Factors & Ergonomics in Healthcare

The 2014 International Symposium on Human Factors & Ergonomics in Healthcare is currently going on in my hometown Chicago, but I’m not there! Oh well, I’ll follow the excellent tweets containing the hashtag #HFES2014 (or is it #HFES…?). I’ll add some here, surrounded by commentary. As usual, I’ll focus on usability and workflow. Please [...]

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