Discussion: Workflow Redesign – 1
Discussion: Workflow Redesign – 1
Those are the instructions. Please make sure that the questions on number 1 and 2 along with the bulleted ones are answered. Attached are the first visio, revised visio and the part 1 and 2 of the project. Thank you.
To prepare for part 3:
- Review the results of your gap analysis and your Visio model of the current-state workflow (Part 2 of the Course Project). Discussion: Workflow Redesign – 1
- Reflect on the most significant issue revealed by your gap analysis and Visio workflow model. Identify possible EHR-related solutions to this workflow issue.
- Select one solution that relates to EHRs and meaningful use.
- Begin developing a new Visio workflow model that incorporates the solution you selected. This model does not need to be extremely complicated, but it must clearly show how your EHR solution fits into the workflow.
- Outline a use case that illustrates the details of each step in your future-state workflow in a real-world scenario.
- Consider the organizational changes that would be necessary to make the transition from the current-state to the future-state workflow. For example, how would organizational and departmental buy-in be obtained, and how would training and support for staff be provided?
- Examine possible implementation strategies for integrating your redesigned workflow into the current workflow.
To complete the part 3:
- Create a Visio model of the future-state workflow, clearly illustrating the solution you would implement to address the gaps in the current-state workflow.
- Then, in a 2 – 3-page paper, respond to the following:
- Explain the proposed solution you selected, how it addresses the major gap you identified in the current-state workflow, and how it is related to meaningful use.
- Create a detailed use case of a real-world scenario that shows the steps of the future-state workflow you developed.
- Outline the major steps and organizational changes that would be necessary to transition from the current-state to the future-state workflow.
- Explain one potential implementation strategy that would be useful for this project. Justify the strategy’s appropriateness for your workflow and practice setting.
Gap Analysis in Medication reconciliation
Grant Invinzor Abejar
Gap Analysis in Medication reconciliation
Gap analysis is a technique that is utilized by most of the organizational managers to determine the size, format and general strategies that are necessary to be followed by the firm to realize its goals. The process of gap analysis is very important, especially to strategic management and planning team. The process will provide very vital information regarding improving the cooperate performance. In summary, the gap analysis tool is very important in measuring whether the set company goals are attainable within a given time frame. Regarding actual analysis, the gap analysis tries to see the difference the current company performance and the actual capability regarding potential performance. Discussion: Workflow Redesign – 1
In the gap analysis, we focus on the analysis of a health care system. Incomplete medical reconciliation is identified as the gap to be analyzed in the healthcare system. More attention will be a focus on the relationship between the healthcare system and electronic healthcare record system (EHR) to find an explanation on its impact on overall healthcare. There is also need to understand important goals that need to be followed to achieve the reconciliation of this factors to improve service delivery at healthcare. Among the factors to be given consideration include the data collection and the technique to be used during sampling. The process should be very smooth and run in a manner that is acceptable to reduce disruption in the work area. Discussion: Workflow Redesign – 1
Look at the workflow issues mention. Major explorations are given to incomplete medical reconciliation. According to recent research, it’s evident that errors in the medical field have been responsible for injuries caused by some patients across the world. The increased number of reported medical errors prompted the team to carry out a research and determine proper methods that be adapted to reduce them. In the research, it was noted that variation exists in the reconciliation process and there is need to undertake very crucial step to improve the process. The medical processes should be smooth and in harmony to improve efficiency and reduce the errors in the system. Discussion: Workflow Redesign – 1
There exist two steps to be followed in realizing reconciliation of any system or process. The first step in the healthcare system is to create a list that captures all the medication that is being administered to a patient. Secondly, the recorded information should be communicated effectively to next service provider that regards the ongoing health care of a patient. Electronic Health Record is very vital in achieving medical reconciliation process. The EHR is an important tool that plays key role in ensuring the pre-admission medication list process is made easier and faster. The reconciliation process is attained through a series of event that ensures that the process is fully automated and once a record is captured it automatically update to all system. Such good automation of the system sometimes can also experience challenges; it is known that system generated medication record may sometimes have errors, and such considerations must be put in place to ensure that they eliminated. It recommended for users of such system to be very keen when using electronically generated information. There should be a keen follow up to ensure that the information generated by the system truly captures the actual state of the patient.
The main goal of the electronic health record is to provide accurate information to medical care personnel so that they can be in a position to make the proper decision regarding steps to follow. To fully realize the medication reconciliation through the utilization of electronic health record system, the very two stages must be followed with the correct procedure applied. A good user-friendly display is recommended, the display should provide data from at least two reliable sources in a format that will allow their attributes to be also accessible. Such proper provision will ensure that user creates a fully reconciled list invalidating the final information.
Goals for Gap Analysis
Having realized that there is an existing gap in the medication reconciliation process, it will be very necessary to set goals that will guide us in solving such existing problem. Following the given goals with the acceptable procedure, it will be very useful in realizing the reduction of errors previously encountered. The set goals are
- Providing reliable care coordination during the process between sites of care.
- Fasten the decision-making process at the point of care.
- Make an efficient system that will improve medical personnel knowledge regarding current medication to a patient.
By the end of the research, it is expected that various mechanism required to eliminate reconciliation disparities would be widely reviewed. Also during the process various drug identification mode will be considered and efficient mode adopted.
To be able to successfully collect data survey method will be applied. The survey technique will ensure accurate data collection and also include all members at different work level in the healthcare sector. The method also will be good in capturing various range of data ranging from demographic and hospital structure. During the survey, some individuals will be interviewed including both staff and patients.
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