CLINICAL WORKFLOWS IN HEALTHCARE

Transforming Care through the Implementation of Workflow


Workflow is the backbone for navigating the complexities of business, the nuances of regulation, and minimizing growing costs. According to the Wikipedia definition, "Workflow consists of an orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity enabled by the systematic organization of resources into processes that transform materials, provide services, or process information." Clinical workflow simply refers to the delivery of clinical services (i.e., diagnostic procedures, care plans) or clinical information (i.e., medical treatment record, patient outcome).

CLARIFIRE® workflow automation standardizes and streamlines your redundant, fragmented healthcare processes, while maximizing efficiencies and improving your bottom line. For clinical workflows, standardization means ensuring all clinicians within a group or system are meeting the same best practices defined by the healthcare organization. Promoting interoperability with your organizations' EHR/EMR, CLARIFIRE HEALTH® is specifically tailored to meet the needs of your organization — standardizing your patient care from admission through post-discharge.

Benefits of Clinical Workflows in Healthcare

Efficient clinical workflow can transform the customer journey, minimizing risk, improving the patient experience, and even saving lives through improved patient care.

Perioperative care, which can take place in hospitals, surgical centers, or healthcare providers' facilities, perfectly demonstrates how clinical processes are complemented by workflow automation. Processes within the entire perioperative period (the duration of a patient's surgical procedure, commonly including admission, anesthesia, surgery, and recovery) can be broken out into discrete processes which can easily be converted into workflow, containing the necessary actions for oversight. Benefits to your organization and patient outcomes:

  • Improves coordination of patient care by automating your clinical workflow and service lines
  • Provides a linear story of the patient's progress without chart scouring
  • Proactively manages your critical actions and data points, providing real-time accessibility to information from within workflow views
  • Ensures stakeholders receive alerts when pre-defined, evidence-based pathways aren't followed
  • Optimizes patient outcomes and reduces readmissions by combining workflow automation with your evidence-based clinical pathway models

Supporting Clinical Workflows with Automation of Operational Processes

Organizational or operational inefficiencies — especially those that support your clinical workflows — can negatively impact patient treatments and health outcomes. Failure to automate those dependent operational processes may impede the success of your clinical workflows.

Expediting your operational processes with workflow automation, providing coordination of and visibility into every step in the respective care process, improves quality of patient care while optimizing resources.

 



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