- Designing process improvement in electronic health records.
This reading describes how to abstract business processes into database
- American Academy of
Pediatrics: Task Force on Medical Informatics.
Special requirements for electronic medical record systems in
pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2001 Aug;108(2):513-5. This paper shows that an Electronic
Health Record must fit the specific details of the practice. A
generic design may do more harm than good.
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Advanced learners like you,
often need different ways of understanding a topic. Reading is just one way of
understanding. Another way is through writing about what you have read.
The following questions get you to think more about the concepts
taught in this session.
- A use case shows how information systems are used by different
actors within an organization. Give an example of two use
cases from the reading on designing an information system for
primary care providers of an HMO. In each case, describe the
decisions that are being made by the primary care provider and the
information needed for these decisions.
- Describe how design of an information system and process change
are planned together. Give an example from the reading where
this was done and list the steps that were followed. In
particular, walk through the most common reason for a visit and show how the
information needed was different in the new arrangement.
"Do One" Assignment: Design How Genetic Information Can be Used in
Management of Depressed Patients
Analyze the information that a clinician needs to manage a depressed
patient based on their genetic information. Identify the
information needed on first call to a clinic, first visit, between first
and second visit in 8 weeks, and at your recommended time for subsequent
visits. Clearly identify the point in time when you
recommend that the patient receive an antidepressant prescription. Keep
in mind the time it takes to have genetic information become available.
Describe who will receive the information and how this information may
lead to change in prescribed antidepressant. Present
your work in a set of slides (see examples in assigned reading) with
each slide describing the information needed at the specific meeting and
decisions made about patient care. End with a summary
of the optimal business process your information needs assessment
Do your suggested steps reduce or increase the number of visits to the
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For additional information
(not part of the required reading), please see the following
UML use case
- Developing system requirements in mental health court
- Design Access databases through tables.
How to draw use cases
- Alternative procedures for specifying functional requirements
- See representation of
use cases in HL7
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