Minimum Use Norms

Given that improper clinical information system (CIS) use can compromise service and safety, all CIS users have interest in peer-endorsed norms for appropriate and meaningful CIS use. These “minimum use” tasks constitute a subset of practices essential to safe patient care and coordination.

Other CIS practices may be necessary for chronic disease management, integrated care planning and appropriate use of applications, modules, registries, portals and analytics.

CIS minimum use norms are consistent with best practice but should be followed in the spirit of not unfairly increasing information burdens for others contributing to a shared health record.

The Connect Care Council recently endorsed a starter-set of CIS minimum use norms. These are posted to the Connect Care Clinician Handbook, with feedback welcomed via cmio@ahs.ca: