Tag Archives: decision support

Finding needles in haystacks – Can you do it?


I deal with a fairly large number of organizations (suppliers, clients, correspondents).                     I like to track e-mail exchanges but some of the time there is overlap between threads so no point trying to define and organize messages under Outlook folders. … Continue reading

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eCases, the final frontier for workflow management?


Ask any healthcare worker, ask any law enforcement officer, and they will tell you what a “Case” is.  Case was, and for many, still is, a “file folder”. Everything has to be in one place in order to make informed … Continue reading

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Healthcare Coordination of Care has many moving parts


As with most things complex, the basics are pretty simple. Patient calls in/arrives, a Case is set up.  First things first – patients have one desire which is to get well, hospitals have scarce resources, doctors are busy. So, a … Continue reading

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So, you think you have achieved Continuity of Care?


No one doubts the importance of Continuity of Care in Medicine. ONC’s 45 CFR Part 160 Subpart C Final Rule includes a number of criteria (22 out of 44) that have a specific focus on Continuity of Care. 302a Drug-drug … Continue reading

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Removing Subjectivity from Clinical Decision-Making at Chart Review Time


In medicine it’s all about discharge planning. Some agencies subscribe to the idea that discharge planning should start from the 1st encounter because patients want solutions to their problems, sooner than later, with the proviso that solutions remain persistent. When … Continue reading

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Workshop – 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


I will be doing a workshop on ‘Electronic Medical Records’  covering key benefits, challenges and opportunities attached to EMR. This workshop is a pre-symposium event for the 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. It is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Improving Healthcare Services Delivery


Healthcare agencies go to great lengths to develop best practice protocols and to encourage consistent use of these. Consistent use of best practice protocols leads to improved outcomes. One way to encourage consistency of protocols is to post situation/context appropriate  … Continue reading

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Enhance Continuity of Patient Care with “Point Of Care” Secure Messaging.


When providers are focusing on a patient at a Point of Care along an EMR patient carepath, it’s disruptive to have to go to some other environment to dispatch an inquiry.  The usual outcome is the provider uses experience and … Continue reading

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