Tag Archives: EHR

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 Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Challenges of Engaging the Consumer in HIEs

by: Heather Marney, Director, Epic Ambulator; Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Strategy and Business Development; and Deepika Patel, MBA, CPHIMS, Analyst/Consultant Patient as a Consumer: A prevailing philosophy is that active patient engagement is necessary to achieve optimal outcomes – promoting ongoing wellness … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Growth, Trends & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview. “Medical device data collection has increasingly become a part of the fabric of health IT system deployment,” writes John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, in his new book Connected Medical Devices: Integrating … Continue reading

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Time to Beef Up Education on Benefits of Health IT Adoption and Implementation

I had the chance to review Charles Krauthammer’s recent Opinion piece in the Washington Post on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.  I was taken aback by his implication that the meaningful use program was the healthcare equivalent to … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Patient Questionnaire

By: Deborah Wells, MS, CPHIMS, Senior Strategy Consultant, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Co-chair HIMSS Connected Patient Community, and member of HIMSS Patient-Generated Health Data Task Force. A year ago, I posted a blog titled “Electronic Pre-Visit Questionnaires Improve Workflow … Continue reading

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Turning Data Into Direction

by: Ralph Williams, Director, Access Management DATA.  This four letter word has created just as many opportunities as it has destroyed, much like the other popular, albeit more profane, four letter words.  In the realm of Health Information Exchanges (HIE), “data” … 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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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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Technology for the Way We Work

by: Sandra R. Hernández, MD, President & Chief Executive Officer                          California HealthCare Foundation Whether it’s electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry, or e-prescribing, clinics and hospitals have historically approached … Continue reading

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