Original Article: PDF OnlyCoordinating Initiatives in Critical Pathways and Information SystemsShulkin, David J.; Harris, C. MartinAuthor Information David J. Shulkin, M.D., is Chief Quality Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia. C. Martin Harris, M.D., M.B.A., is Chief Information Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia. Quality Management in Health Care: Winter 1996 - Volume 4 - Issue 2 - p 37-41 Buy Abstract Health care providers have begun to use critical pathways and order sets to standardize clinical care in order to improve clinical resource management. This article describes ways that critical pathways and order sets can be developed and implemented in a coordinated manner. This approach allows for a process that facilitates automation of critical pathways variance analysis and continuous feedback to clinicians. ©1996Aspen Publishers, Inc.