Implement Siemens Soarian® Clinical Workflows and help Hospital Organizations

Implement Siemens Soarian® Clinical Workflows and help Hospital Organizations.

Written by Tarun Kumar Posted December 6, 2012 by admin
Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar

What is Soarian® Clinical Workflow?

Every day, the care continuum becomes more complex. While more people are entering the care system, it is being delivered in a wider variety of settings.

There are more regulations and more advanced medical technology which is driving greater expectations for personalized medicine. Providers like you need a way to connect it all.

And that’s what Soarian® does. It builds connections.

Embedded workflow seamlessly connects clinicians to patient data, but more importantly, helping foster collaboration and deliver patient-centric care. Analytics measures performance, so providers can connect current efforts with future improvements. An adaptable design connects it all, allowing organizations to respond to change in today’s dynamic clinical environment. It is displayed with contemporary system architecture so more people, in more places, can connect with Soarian®. These connections can help you improve every part of the care process, which means healthier patients and more efficient providers.

Soarian® is for those looking to meet the needs of current and emerging care models, required to support accountable care and coordinated care delivery. Suited for a broad scope of settings (EG: rural, community, and large health systems as well as specialty clinics and practices), its intuitive design and ease of use encourages adaption across any organization with the mission of high-quality patient care.

Soarian® Clinical Workflow software solutions

Use of Soarian® Clinical Workflow

Soarian® Clinical Workflow offers a workflow-driven design that helps organizations manage processes, as well as clinical data from beginning to end, across departments, disciplines, and care settings, to improve operational efficiencies and quality of care. Customers have deployed hundreds of workflows to help their physicians and other care providers improve care delivery and patient outcomes. From acute myocardial infarction to infection control management, care processes become more manageable with a solution that helps synchronize activities. As illustrated below in the Stroke Education example, the workflow simultaneously manages numerous handoffs, notifications, and further steps to ensure the right person is performing the right task at the right time. You can improve outcomes and care delivery by adapting and optimizing your own processes with Soarian®’s embedded workflow engine, using parameters that match the unique needs and goals of your organization. Parameters can include clinical roles, care protocols, quality benchmarks, timing of notifications and escalations, etc. It also has the following benefits:

  • Provides tools to open communication, strengthening coordination and collaboration between disciplines to help you improve quality of care and operational efficiency
  • Helps synchronize clinical activities, supports greater transparency, accountability, and adherence to best practices, with embedded workflow capability
  • Includes analytics to help monitor organizational performance, measure progress, and identify opportunities for further improvement
  • Adaptable system design helps your organization meet specific clinical and business needs
  • Helps you streamline data collection and clinical documentation
  • Promotes standardized care delivery and adherence to best practices
  • Supports clinicians critical thinking

Soarian Clinicals Workflow management for healthcare

Advantages of Soarian® Clinical Workflows

  • Workflow formalizes a business process. You can be confident all steps have been followed correctly with validity and audit checks as defined by the workflow designer. Staff cannot miss out steps. Perhaps surprisingly, irrelevant work is also controlled and time is not wasted on non-defined jobs
  • With automation and reproducibility, you can achieve volume insensitivity. As your business transaction volumes grow, you do not need a linear growth in the number of staff
  • Productivity improves as staff can be assigned to more important and meaningful work
  • Paperwork and paper-chasing are eliminated
  • Improved tracking options: A customer or staff member can instantly know the status of any work item. The “who, when, and where questions” are answered by the workflow
  • Interfaces to external databases enable validity checks and external process interactions to be automated and streamlined
  • Decisions that were made by people can be made by the workflow, based on the same decisions human staff were making
  • Business efficiency can be more accurately measured: you can easily see how much work was done each day
  • The workflow system links to an organization database so you know who does what
  • Security is assured by predefined user rights, which give access only to those who need it
  • A proper audit trail shows each work item, what was done, when, and by whom

A few Samples of Workflows We Have Developed for Our Clients

    1. IV Alerts Workflow


The purpose of the workflow is to provide alerts when IV tubing or IV sites are due to be changed. IV tubing and site alerts will be generated for RNs, nurse managers, and LPNs. Central line alerts will also be generated for Infection Prevention


A workflow case will start with an “IV Site” Assessment_Save event where status = 3 (complete). When a patient is Discharged or Admission is otherwise canceled then any alerts are withdrawn and the workflow is stopped

    1. Admission Medication Reconciliation Workflow


When a physician signs the Admission Med Rec, an event occurs that triggers a step in the workflow. When this happens, a communications order is placed so that nurse staff knows the Admission Med Rec has been completed. Also, the date/time and physician name are included in the log file.


A workflow case will start when a patient is admitted to as an inpatient (HL7_A01) or outpatient-in-a-bed (HL7_A10). When the Home Medication list is complete, the alert is automatically deleted also when the workflow case ends, all alerts will be automatically withdrawn.

Other WFs Developed By Us So Far:

  1. Urinary Catheter Workflow
  2. New ED Orders Workflow
  3. Functional Screening Auto-Orders Workflow
  4. Stat Orders Workflow
  5. Stroke Education Workflow
  6. DVT Workflow
  7. Respiratory Workflow
  8. Infection Prevention Workflow
  9. Respiratory Therapy Workflow
  10. Daily Physician Flow Sheet (Fluid Balance) Workflow
  11. Telemetry Monitoring Workflow
  12. Pain Assessment Workflow
  13. CPOE Stat Orders Workflow
  14. Admission Assessment Deadline Approaching Workflow
  15. Needle Change Workflow
  16. Auto add a problem to the “problem list” from an order set Workflow
  17. Critical Care I/O Daily Report Workflow
  18. Fall Risk Assessment PT Order to Evaluate and Treat Workflow

Common Issues in Soarian® Clinical Workflow Projects

  1. Staffware business logic related issues
  2. Rules and TDE’s Related Issues
  3. Event Subscriptions related Issues
  4. Case didn’t start and didn’t close for workflows
  5. Why there are no alerts for Staff Nurse, Physicians and Nurse Managers, etc
  6. Why workflow is not placing the orders automatically and no alerts have been generated
  7. Why is there a number of Handle Errors
  8. Patient UseCensus using Related issues

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