Posts Tagged with better software

by adgrooms on December 4, 2019

In a perfect world, all software used by clinicians would help provide better patient care while improving workflows. But that is not always the case. Sometimes software obstructs the workflow. If a task takes too long or can be done more easily outside of the system, people will develop workarounds. The workarounds, over time, become part of the way things are done and a true solution ...

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by adgrooms on November 27, 2019

We have been writing a series with our thoughts on creating better healthcare software. In this post, we are looking at understanding software's function in the context of clinical use. We have seen software automation bring efficiency and financial gains. While these benefits may be attractive to administration and leadership, software needs to take into account the true purpose of ...

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by adgrooms on November 16, 2019

We are writing a series on the challenges of building healthcare software. We feel that there is a need to reconnect to the principles of making good software while keeping in mind the unique needs of healthcare. The first principle is to take all stakeholders into account. The best software is developed with all stakeholders in mind. We can see where this is missing in the current EHR ...

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by adgrooms on April 6, 2019

Have you ever considered throwing your computer out of the window because you feel like it’s wasting your time? It’s probably not the computer’s fault, so you can rule out that action. You probably have poorly designed software.

Why do we use technology? Is it because it makes our life easier and more efficient? Most of the time it does, but there is some variance in quality and attention ...

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by jantzl on April 5, 2019

What do you get for all this trouble?

It's hard to quantify but worth looking at.

Better processes and better tools make for a more attractive and sustainable work environment. This is beneficial if you are trying to attract and retain staff. Isn't everyone?

There is reason to think that better processes and better tools lead to better outcomes. Primarily because they just work ...

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