Hi fellow CMIOs, CNIOs, and other #HealthIT and Applied Clinical #Informatics friends,
Today's post is short, but one that I think most clinical friends will understand and appreciate. For conceptual teaching purposes only, I'm going to ask the question :
Here's my theory : Clinicians may actually have an advantage here. If you've ever studied the human heart - it's anatomy, it's functions, its biology, and its electrophysiology - You already know a lot about teamwork, workflow design, clinical operations, and essentially how to get things done.
After all, cardiac myocytes and humans (clinical leaders and team members) both work towards a common goal. We both can function as individual units, but we function even better together as a well-organized, well-synchronized team :
- Regulations (both Federal and State)
- Governance (e.g. Committee structures)
- Training / Onboarding
- Continuing Education