Clinician Engagement

Culture change is generally a slow and difficult process. While professional clinicians may be quick to learn and apply scientific information in their daily work, the process and workflow changes necessary to improve care and mitigate excess costs will be difficult to assimilate.

HIT systems must be easy to use and support the need for relevant information at the point of care. With improved technical advances in communication, information sharing, and in data presentation, a culture of independence and authority can evolve to one of collaboration and partnership — with other clinicians, with staff in the clinical unit, and with patients and caregivers themselves.