Although there are probably many ways an MIS can be used to make improvement activities more effective and efficient, here are four that come up frequently and that have proven useful in rapid-cycle change projects.
10.2.1 Create a List of Patients, or a Registry
10.2.2 Promote Change with Medical Record System Innovation
10.2.3 Monitor Improvement with Periodic Tallies
10.2.4 Track Improvement with Customized Outcomes Information
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