An EHR integration helped streamline clinical workflows and care coordination at an academic hospital system, according to a study published in Applied Clinical Informatics.
Following a user-centered design strategy, researchers built and implemented a novel application to facilitate a good clinical workflow. The research revealed rapid clinician adoption and sustained usage of the EHR integration following implementation.
The study authors explained that most modern EHRs do not provide functionalities for collaborative, continuous plan updates and task management. Instead, much of clinicians’ minute-to-minute notations are performed outside of the EHR, often lost on paper.