Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Tribes of Healthcare

Hi fellow Informatics friends,

#whyinformatics... This weekend I worked on a video little video, for a team building meeting, to try to explain the different 'Tribes of Healthcare', the clinical and administrative teams that work together to make patient care happen. 

As we've explored in prior posts, healthcare has a uniquely complex set of stakeholders, each with its own skill set, culture, and terminology. Together, they can make amazing things happen - Real advances in patient care and treatment of disease. Separately, they can struggle. 

It's intended to be a little tongue-in-cheek, but clinical informaticists may find this especially amusing, since informatics sits at the intersection of all of these stakeholders - working to translate their needs and concerns into actionable items, projects, and EMR configurations. If you're struggling to assemble these teams for an operational discussion, make sure to ask your local clinical informatics professional for help. :)

The video has a little introduction from one of my educational side projects, with the sound of a cardiac monitor during a code, so make sure your volume is low if you're using headphones. (Believe it or not, it was all created with some very common phone and laptop tools.)

The result is only about three minutes long, so enjoy!

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Remember - This blog is for educational discussions only - Your mileage may vary. Have any anecdotes you'd care to share? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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