POW! HIT! People & Organizations improving Workflow w/Health Info Tech
POW! HIT! People & Organizations improving Workflow w/Health Info Tech

@EHRworkflow Blog

The is a "sidekick" blog to my main blog EHR Workflow Management Systems at ChuckWebster.com. There I publish long, complicated, thoughtful blogs thousands of words in length. Here? Not so much. It's mostly for snippets of content too big for a tweet but too small to grace the main deck of the mothership.

If you're looking for my POW! HIT! Profiles, they're here (explanation and most recent) and here (alphabetical index). POW! HIT! stands for People and Organizations improving Workflow in Healthcare with Information Technology (or Ideas and Technology, depending on context). However, I'll write or post content relevant to POW! HIT! on this and the mother blog. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment!

Chuck Webster MD MSIE MSIS

With degrees in Accountancy, Industrial Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence, and Medicine, Dr. Webster can see around corners. He designed the first undergraduate program in Medical Informatics, was CMIO for an EHR vendor, and wrote the first three winning applications for the HIMSS Davies Award for EHR Ambulatory Excellence. Chuck opines about healthcare workflow and related and unrelated topics from @wareFLO (#HIMSS13 Top Tweeter) and DMV: the District, Maryland, and Virginia.

Hajo Reijers of Perceptive SW on Healthcare BPM 6: Why is European/Dutch BPM So Advanced?

6. Europe has been, and is, ahead of the US in exploiting workflow management systems and business process management suites. Netherlands appears, to this observer on US side of the pond, to be the largest and most influential center of process-aware thinking and technology in Europe. What are the historical roots of how this came to be?

Here is my ten cents. In many European countries, there is a tradition of purely documenting how work is being done. Perhaps this is still a relic of all these bureaucratic empires we had here. I am not saying that mere adiministration is always that useful but capturing existing operations is at least the basis for thinking about processes and re-thinking them. In the US, there is much more emphasis on direct results. And I admit that it is hard to answer the question of what the ROI is of modeling a process or how it will contribute to quarterly results. Europeans seem more receptive to the idea that you may need to invest in something that pays off in the long run. At the same time, I am still flummoxed about a highly efficient people as the Americans not being interested more in BPM.

Question 7 (What is Are Some Kinds Process Tech?) and Hajo Reijers' answer will be published very soon.

Follow @EHRworkflow to be sure not to miss it.

Feel free to catch up on earlier portions of this interview with Hajo Reijers of Perceptive Software:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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