Healthcare Business Process Management, Adaptive Case Management & Process-Aware EHR & Health IT Systems

#10 Paradigm Shift (Obstacle to Workflow Tech in Healthcare)


Finally, paradigm shift. Thomas Kuhn was a [inaudible 00:12:00] science. He said, "Do you ever notice how you have to wait for a generation of scientists to retire, or die off, before the new set of theories take root?" Health IT wedded itself to structured documents 10, 15, 20 years ago. It takes that form that I showed you, takes it apart, maps it into relational tables, and basically the data model, the data schema, is the user interface. It sucks to enter data or to enter orders into that.

But a structured workflow platform, it's like turning the world on its head. I think of the British bands playing the world turned upside down. It takes a mental leap to understand there's a different way of managing information.

June 16th "BPM & Case Management: US Healthcare Needs You!"
At The BPM & CM Summit

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