The International Journal of Medical Informatics reports a study
(full text $30) that would be self evident to any ICU nurse, namely
that it is not the work processes in ICUs that are complex --
is rooted in the way in which clinical information is used and managed.
work processes was refuted and found to be misleading; in reality, it
is not the work processes that cause the complexity, the complexity is
rooted in the way in which clinical information is used and managed.
This study emphasises [sic] that the potential for clinical information
systems that consider integrating all clinical information requirements
is not only immense but also very plausible.