Clinical pathways

Identifying development, implementation and evaluation challenges

Mohamed Khalifa*, Osama Alswailem

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Clinical pathways are comprehensive methods of planning, delivering and monitoring different healthcare services provided to patients. The main goal of using a clinical pathway is to build clinical decisions on medical evidence specific to each individual patient in addition to standardizing care provided to patients throughout different departments and healthcare services. At King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia, much effort has been done over the last few years to develop, implement and evaluate different clinical pathways and for years these efforts achieved less than expected success. The Health Information Technology Affairs (HITA) decided to analyze the challenges that we faced and should overcome by working on identifying these challenges and classifying them into the three main stages. The information about these challenges were both gathered from relevant departments, services and staff members as well as validated against published literature and research work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnabling health informatics applications
EditorsArie Hasman, Mowafa S. Househ
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Pages131-134
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995388
ISBN (Print)9781614995371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 Jul 201511 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume213
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/07/1511/07/15

Keywords

  • Clinical Pathways
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

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    Khalifa, M., & Alswailem, O. (2015). Clinical pathways: Identifying development, implementation and evaluation challenges. In A. Hasman, & M. S. Househ (Eds.), Enabling health informatics applications (pp. 131-134). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 213). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-538-8-131