Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign: Summary Report

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Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign: Summary Report

Description

This report provides information and tools to help small and medium-sized outpatient practices assess their workflows to successfully implement health information technology (health IT). These practices are likely to need the most help in analyzing their workflows, as they typically do not have access to IT support and quality improvement resources.

The report explains the importance of analyzing workflow when implementing and using health IT applications, and also:

  • Summarizes commonly used methods for workflow assessment
  • Explains the purpose of each method
  • Describes how to implement the methods
  • Explains the advantages and disadvantages of each approach
  • Cites available resources for more indepth information on each tool
  • Provides stories that describe the experiences of small and medium-sized practices in implementing health IT

A link to the Tool Compendium is provided in Appendix F.

Developer:

The Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2010
Original Summary: December 2010
Last Updated: 03/16/11

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