For today's post, I wanted to muse on a favorite subject : What can language management teach us about design of clinical documentation and EMR interoperabilty?
To answer this, it's helpful to first understand the three common models of communication used in clinical settings :
- Synchronous Communication - Undocumented, real-time communication, where both sender and recipient are sharing the same moment in time - E.g. face-to-face conversations, telephone conversations, video chats, or meetings
- Asynchronous Communication - Documented communication, where both sender and recipient are separated in time - E.g. EMRs, HIEs, Notes, charts, graphs, videos, recordings, videos, voicemails
- Hybrid Communication - Shares features of both, e.g. Texting, social media, Twitter, recorded phone calls, etc.
To help answer these questions, I've developed the following 14-minute-3-second video, for your consideration :
I hope you enjoyed it - Leave your thoughts or feedback in the comments section below!