Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 4 | Lecture: d | Slide: 4
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Processes and Decision Making
Lecture:Making a diagnosis Choosing therapy The impact of EHRs and technology on clinical decision-making
Slide content:Choosing Therapy: The Myth The clinical process: Patient presents with problem n x Diagnosis Treatment Problem resolution Clinician may incorporate scientific evidence to choose appropriate treatment This view is overly simplistic 4
Slide notes:This lecture will focus on the issue of deciding how to treat or manage the patients problem once its diagnosed. Its easy to think of the clinical process as a fairly straightforward, linear, discrete series of steps. According to this linear view, the clinician starts with a patient care problem, proceeds to determine a specific diagnosis, then incorporates scientific evidence and often local organizational imperatives to choose an appropriate treatment, resulting in resolution of the problem. The clinical process may occur in this fashion on occasion, but in most cases, the linear view is overly simplistic. 4