Improving compliance to guidelines through workflow technology: implementation and results in a stroke unit.

Silvia Panzarasa, Silvana Quaglini, Giuseppe Micieli, Simona Marcheselli, Mauro Pessina, Corrado Pernice, Anna Cavallini, Mario Stefanelli

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Abstract

This work describes the results of the implementation of a workflow management system integrated into the electronic clinical chart of a Stroke Unit. The workflow logic is based on the rules provided by the SPREAD guidelines for stroke management. In this way, the already existing clinical chart has been transformed into an evidence-based, real-time decision support system, meanwhile maintaining the same look the users were familiar with. Since the final aim of the work was to improve evidence-based behavior and detect possible organizational bottlenecks, non-compliance to the clinical practice guidelines, before and after the system introduction, have been analyzed, as well as the accuracy of the clinical chart compilation, some care process variables, and system usability. Results show that the system enhances the clinical practice without boring users. Moreover, non-compliance analysis gives rise to ideas for further improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedinfo. MEDINFO
Pages834-839
Number of pages6
Volume12
EditionPt 2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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