I think this is a great idea! The primary disconnect I’ve seen in OpenEMR is when the dev doesn’t know the clinical significance of the workflow they’re coding and includes extraneous steps or data collection. Not that it happens very often- I mean, Brady is an MD and (though I don’t run in dev circles) I expect he does exert some influence in keeping the EMR on track that way.
One thing I’ve come to appreciate is how utterly different each healthcare practice is from every other. Not only between disciplines but between the workflows you find in different Pediatrician’s office routines, for example.
O’Reilly published a book, ‘Hacking Healthcare’
that is an incredible resource for insights on the health industry for IT folks. I got a free download a few years ago; that link has a ‘free trial period’ though I don’t know what that involves.
But the quote at the head of Chap 2 really applies: “When you’ve seen one medical practice, you’ve seen one medical practice.” It is close to impossible to generalize across practices. Which I see in my Customer Support work: every single one of them has different, significant, workflows that OpenEMR doesn’t include by default.
I see I missed Robert’s Saturday call, but why not formalize this thread as a place to post questions? How many healthcare pros do we have reading this forum, and every one of them is a potential source of expertise on yet another way to use OpenEMR. Myself, I was a Psychiatric/ Detox LPN for 18 years before getting into Health Informatics. I’m happy to share my experiences as they pertain to OpenEMR design and use, and I bet lots of others are too.