Too often clinics believe workflow should only be assessed after a vendor product has been selected and just before the health IT is implemented. By understanding workflows and preparing for changes to them throughout the planning and implementation process, a clinic is better prepared for the workflow changes postimplementation.
Below are the various stages associated with health IT implementation and use. For each stage, key workflow assessment activities are listed. When selecting a specific activity, you are then provided with an example of the tool and a more complete description of its use.