Day to day we are striving to clearly understand how EHRs and other health Information technology affects the workflows of provider practices and healthcare systems. The implementation of the technology is a start but the adoption is the more difficult part. Each practice is its own healthcare system. Whether it is efficient or a poorly run operation, it’s still a system with workflows. How do we optimize the workflow within the practice system? Just what is the template?
Teamwork. Well I guess we can’t stop there so let’s say successful teamwork. Actually there is no template that fits all situations, systems, and workflows. However, good teamwork among stakeholders can be a foundation for success in any system. Health Information Technology does not come out of the box ready for prime time. It does not adapt to the user, the user must adapt to the technology in most cases. That is why we train and upgrade and work with vendors to develop a highly functional product