Hi fellow CMIOs, CNIOs, Clinical Informatics, and other HealthIT friends,
I'm writing today to share a presentation I recently did, on engineering Healthcare through a historical lens.
Seems like a peculiar title - but it summarizes a lot of the lessons I've learned in my roughly 13 years of both direct clinical and clinical informatics experience.
Below is my slide deck I used - Sharing it in case any of the slides help you develop your presentations on clinical Change/Project Management or Applied Clinical Informatics.
First - My intro slide :
... which brings me to a brief discussion of our human history of documentation :
It was pretty profound to me, when I first fully grasped the magnitude of this simple documentation loop, between both reading and writing information :
Unfortunately, despite being open for business for over 300+ years - Healthcare has never really had an opportunity to really 'pause' to 'fix the plane' - so a lot of changes have happened serendipitously over this long timeframe :
... which tells us a few things :
So how can we do better? We need to start thinking like designers and engineers, and plan our workflows and changes by examining those documents that users interact with every day :
I hope these slides help you develop your own presentations on Applied Clinical Informatics, and the importance of solid clinical leadership and clinical change / project management. Thank you!