In this interview, Mia McCroskey from Emerging Health IT (a subsidiary of Montefiore Medical Center in Brooklyn) talks about their home-grown solution Clinical Looking Glass for physicians, administrators, researchers. She explains that they went Agile a few years ago (they are a scrum shop) but still see the strong need for some kind of requirements or a way to understand what the code does.
The team uses DOORS to capture structured requirements or business rules: they don’t generate any documents but rather all information stays in DOORS.
In terms of the value IT provides to the healthcare industry, Mia explains that having systems of record becomes incredibly important in reporting reporting for funding purposes: many funding sources require data on the treatment provided. The information is also invaluable for research – either at the hospital level or the physician level.
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