Category Archives: Nursing Informatics

Increase Health IT Knowledge with the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Introduction by Toria Shaw, MSW, Manager of Clinical Informatics, HIMSS

by: Emily “Emmy” Lacey, RN, graduate student in healthIT at the University of Denver and is also an active duty nurse in the United States Army. Emily “Emmy” Lacey reached out to TIGER inquiring about the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)  and seeking resources … Continue reading

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Why is nursing informatics important in healthcare?

By: Robin Hoover, RN, MSN-HCI, Clinical Informaticist, Merit Health River Region and Susan A. Matney, MSN, RN-C, PhD, FAAN, Medical Informaticist, HDD Team, 3M Health Information Systems A patient walks into the clinician’s office and the clinician reviews the patient’s medical … Continue reading

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Leading the Way with Ethical Practice

This year’s theme for National Nurses Week, Ethical Practice-Quality Care, provides an opportunity to consider the importance of ethics in nursing practice. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has chosen this theme because it “recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing … Continue reading

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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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Inspiration gathered from the little things

by: Emily Carey, MSN, RN-BC People ask me, “how are you able to do your work every day and not be overwhelmed by the stress of being a nurse?” I tell them that I often remind myself of the little … 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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My Inspiration To Go To Work Each Day

By Marianne McConnell, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE, CPHQ, CNIO, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center I have the good fortune to be a chief nursing informatics officer (CNIO) of a large healthcare system at the same time that healthcare pursues the ‘Triple … 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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“Oh, what exactly is informatics?”

by: Sue Brown, Director Clinical Informatics, CVS Caremark MinuteClinic A recent review on social media caught my attention. The book’s title? No One Understands You, And What to Do About It (Halvorson). My thought: “Perhaps I should write No One Understands … Continue reading

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The Past and the Future

By: Ruth Slater, RN  As I have transitioned to retirement, I decided to focus this special National Nurses Week blog on my career which took me into nursing informatics. I started off the blog by writing about my path which … Continue reading

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