Category Archives: Patient safety

Workarounds & Wake-up Calls: What They Tell Us about Your Organization’s UX

In all parts of our lives there are processes don’t always fit every situation and tools that don’t always work as they should. So we invent workarounds. We all do this every day. I had one all figured out last … Continue reading

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Uncle Mistletoe & the 15 Step Challenge: UX for the Holidays

The holidays in Chicago can be a joyous experience.  If we are lucky, we get just enough snow to decorate the city’s trees and a break from the cold wind off the lake.  Just cold enough outside to wake you … 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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Health IT Is Only a Portion of the Solution – Addressing Human Factors Are Key  

Many headlines appeared today citing the failure of health information technology in relation to a patient with Ebola being released from a US hospital.

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FDASIA Stakeholders Meeting Kicks Off

On Tuesday, May 13, I had the pleasure of representing HIMSS at the FDA/ONC/FCC meeting with Stakeholders to discuss the draft FDASIA Report proposing a Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk Based Framework for Regulating Health IT.

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HIMSS14 – News We Can Use … ONC Patient Matching Report Provides Call to Action

Findings from the ONC Patient Matching Current State Report emphasize that although provider and other organizations have developed ways to improve the accuracy of matching patient records, these methods have not been adopted uniformly across the industry.

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Why I came to HIMSS: Opportunity for the Connected Patient

Background: A number of experiences lead up to this move toward the Connected Patient. I have been active with HIMSS as a member since 2002. I was one of the coauthors of the HIMSS eHealth Special Interest Group (SIG) white … Continue reading

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What Happens When??? Contingency Planning

By Larry Ozeran MD, President, Clinical Informatics Inc. HIMSS core objective as an organization is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety information technology. As hospitals and providers work to implement electronic health records and other IT and management systems, HIMSS is launching a … Continue reading

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What Might Happen in an Organization Not Failure-Ready?

By Larry Ozeran MD, President, Clinical Informatics Inc. HIMSS core objective as an organization is to improve healthcare quality and patient safety with information technology. As hospitals and providers work to implement electronic health records and other IT and management systems, HIMSS is launching a blog … Continue reading

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