Point and Click implementation for Communication Science & Disorders


Project Status

 On Target

Last Reported

August 3, 2022

Estimated Start Date

July 1, 2022

Project Manager

Deborah Frost, Dawn Childs

Project Sponsor

Doug Sladen



Serve patients using a current, electronic medical records (EMR) system that supports patient and clinician convenience, information security, and faculty supervised student training.   

Project Scope  

Transition the WWU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinics from an outdated, paper-based reporting system to a conventional electronic medical record system that supports practice and clinical management.  The electronic medical record system is the industry standard for health care reporting and is HIPAA compliant.  The EMR will support the needs of a supervised student training program and integrate with Western’s single sign on and multi-factor authentication systems as well as audiometric equipment.  With an eye on the significant change involved in moving from a paper to an electronic system, current processes will be documented and used to guide future processes, end user training will be developed and delivered to address the variety of end user needs, and the communication plan will address the variety of stakeholder needs to smoothly transition to the new system.  

Status Summary

The project has developed their project scope, formed their project team and held the project kick off meeting. 

Business Process Analysis (BPA) to diagram the current processes has begun and is nearing completion.

In Process

  • BPA.  Two additional processes have been discovered and the work to diagram them is scheduled.

Recently Completed

  • BPA initial processes have been diagramed and reviewed by the BPA team.

What's next

  • Kickoff meeting with Point and Click project team
  • Project work group orientation
  • BPA - final sign off on current process diagrams