Seeing stars: the creation of a core clinical support informatics product
by James Jirjis, Neal R. Patel, Dominik Aronsky, Nancy Lorenzi, Dario Giuse
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management (IJHTM), Vol. 5, No. 3/4/5, 2003

Abstract: This chapter outlines an information technology creation process that begins with a concept of enhancing clinical workflow through information technology. The chapter outlines the organisational process adopted that paved the way for success. The product was initially tested with a small group in the Adult Primary Care Center (APCC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Following the E.M. Rogers' diffusion theory, rapid diffusion occurred within the APCC. This was followed by a diffusion/spread strategy to the other outpatient clinics. Finally, two illustrations of how a core informatics product can be adapted to other clinical areas (Paediatric Critical Care Unit and the Emergency Department) are presented.

Online publication date: Thu, 01-Apr-2004

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