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Elizabeth Sprouse

Elizabeth Sprouse
Elizabeth Sprouse,MPH, is the founder Double Lantern Informatics.

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When Engaging with Healthcare, Come Prepared

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2024 10:20:49 AM / by Elizabeth Sprouse posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community

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5 Tips for Getting Your App/Pilot/Project from Idea to Implementation

Are you ready to identify healthcare partners for your real-world pilot?

Have an app developed, but don’t know how to break into healthcare?

Or, perhaps you’ve received a “yes” from healthcare, but now find yourself in a spiral of administrative approvals.

We all have impactful, valuable projects; however, at least in the case of healthcare, we are navigating an industry facing myriad challenges – financial pressure, staff shortages, regulatory compliance. Make it easy for them to work with you and you’ll find a smoother path forward.

At HL7's January’s FHIR Connectathon and Working Group Meeting, Adele Stewart and Elizabeth Sprouse of Double Lantern Informatics hosted the education session “From Ghosted to Welcomed: Developing FHIR-based solutions with healthcare technology acceptance in mind.” Here are five tips from their talk. Want the rest of the scoop? Catch the full talk here.

  1. Understand workflow implications.

Build relationships with people in clinical informatics. These individuals will often help you understand workflow implications to your project that must be considered, such as:

  • Will you need to save data back to the electronic health record?
  • If you need to save back to the chart, how do you navigate this?
    • Where will it be saved?
    • Does the project involve a note that needs to be signed and/or support co-signature?
    • Does a Health Information Management committee need to be involved?
  • Does your solution involve a clinical alert? At the healthcare site, is clinical committee review needed for new alerts?
  • How will your project alter the current workflow and what training and communications must accompany go-live?
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