Workflow redesign | Nursing homework help

Chapter 14, “Nursing Informatics: Improving Workflow and Meaningful Use”

 Review this chapter.

 

Choi, J., & Kim, H. (2012). A workflow-oriented framework-driven implementation and local adaptation of clinical information systems: A case study of nursing documentation system implementation at a tertiary rehabilitation hospital. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(8), 409–414.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This article focuses on designing nursing documentation systems that provide the optimal amount of information to nurses as they work with patients. Workflow optimization involves tailoring the system to meet the unique needs of each user and organization.

 

 

Unertl, K. M., Johnson, K. B., & Lorenzi, N. M. (2012). Health information exchange technology on the front lines of healthcare: Workflow factors and patterns of use. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19(3), 392–400.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 In this article, the authors identified the most common reasons cited by medical care personal for utilizing a health information exchange (HIE) system. Reasons included gathering information on recent hospital visits, verifying patient’s description of health concerns, and seeking online referrals and consultations from other professionals.

 

California HealthCare Foundation. (2010). Workflow redesign: A model for California clinics. Retrieved from http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA LIBRARY Files/PDF/PDF W/PDF WorkflowRedesignOPCCModelCalifClinics.pdf

 

This report provides an example of how to approach the process of redesigning workflow within a health care organization to maximize efficiency in patient care. Working with a number of clinics, the researchers gathered data on office efficiency and access to care.

 

Required Media

 

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). A redesigned workflow diagram. Baltimore, MD: Author.

 

This multimedia piece continues to build on the scenario introduced in Week 1. In this segment, the health care facility creates a workflow diagram with assessment that maps the current workflow.