Workflows associated with health care delivery vary between settings, and understanding similarities and dissimilarities can inform context-sensitive practice change. Clinical workflows are complex, dynamic, and context-dependent, and comparing workflow across multiple settings can support tailored implementation of practice-change interventions.
In this publication, HIP Investigator Dr. Edmond Ramly et al. propose a methodology for comparative workflow modeling and evaluate its use through application to antibiotic prescribing in six nursing homes. Authors describe the steps of the methodology in general and then demonstrate how to use them in a challenging application context to help equip others to adopt the methodology to study or improve other workflows in other settings.Read the article