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In Their Words: My Career in Nursing Informatics—Part 3

In Chapter 1 of An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation (HIMSS Books, 2015), educator and healthcare informatics consultant Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, CHTS-CP, writes: “Nurses work in a discipline that must integrate concepts from other … Continue reading

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In Their Words: My Career in Nursing Informatics—Part 2

In the Foreword of An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation (HIMSS Books, 2015), Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS, writes: “It is hard to imagine today how we could possibly realize the promise … Continue reading

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In Their Words: My Career in Nursing Informatics—Part 1

In the Afterword of An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation (HIMSS Books, 2015), Willa Fields, RN, DNSc, FHIMSS, Professor in the School of Nursing at San Diego State University, writes: “Nurse informaticist career opportunities are as varied as … Continue reading

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Nursing Informatics—A Discipline of Possibility

For the past year, I have had the enormous pleasure to work with a dedicated group of nurses on a new HIMSS Media book—An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation. In the time it took for the book to … Continue reading

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How to Prioritize Your IT Projects

by Roger Kropf, PhD, and Guy Scalzi, MBA Every health organization needs to prioritize its IT projects. There are too many adoption needs, too few financial and human resources to implement them, and not every idea that crosses your desk aligns … Continue reading

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Effective IT Governance Needed for Successful Clinical Informatics Implementations

By Roger Kropf, PhD, and Guy Scalzi, MBA Not having an IT governance process, or having one that never seriously involves clinicians and other stakeholders, is a big mistake. Without a governance structure, IT at many hospitals and healthcare systems … Continue reading

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Successful EHR Implementation—Big Bang vs Phased Approach

By Cynthia Davis, MHSA, RH, and Marcy Stoots, MS, RN-BC Part of the impetus in establishing large integrated health systems is to develop a coordinated approach to provide patient care efficiently and effectively with the patient as the center of … Continue reading

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Change Initiatives: Three Steps of Stakeholder Management

by Claire McCarthy, MA, FHIMSS; Douglas Eastman, PhD; and David E. Garets, FHIMSS Identifying and understanding stakeholders is a critical early step in organizational readiness work. Stakeholder identification takes commitment and time—you may be tempted to gloss over it or … Continue reading

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5 Elements of a Compelling Organizational Vision

by: Claire McCarthy, MA, FHIMSS; Douglas Eastman, PhD; and David E. Garets, FHIMSS In our last post, we stressed the importance of people in any change initiative. This week, we want to focus on what binds the people in your … Continue reading

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The ‘People’ Side of Change

By Claire McCarthy, MA, FHIMSS; Douglas Eastman, PhD; and David E. Garets, FHIMSS When it comes to change it’s easy for health systems of any size to put the entirety of their focus on the technological aspects of an initiative. … Continue reading

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