In this episode of 4×4 Health, Si and Dr. Dave discuss how PatientSafe is addressing the workflow challenges in healthcare through innovative technology paired with an emphasis on design.
We continue our API 101 Series with this 4×4 Health episode featuring Wayne Kubick, the Chief Technology Officer of Health Level Seven (HL7) International.
Health IT is on the cusp of an “App Revolution.” Careful attention to basic design principles combined with a methodical approach to screening and addressing issues can go a long way towards ensuring the revolution will be both safe and effective.
When it comes to Norman Doors, the real shame lies with the designer who failed to account for basic human factors. Far too many HIT applications reflect a disregard for basic principles of human factors engineering.
A recent Health IT News article highlighted John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his discussion of the need for personalized treatment plans. Halamka suggests we must integrate care planning and clinical pathways tools with EHRs, and that FHIR services can enable connections with these third-party applications. He notes this will “reduce errors and cost, include appropriate peer-rated evidence and result in clear action for the care team.”