Tag Archives: EHRs

Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey Results Debut at HIMSS15

By Christel Anderson, Director, Clinical Informatics, and Joyce Sensmeier, Vice President, Informatics During the HIMSS15 Nursing Informatics Symposium, we released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

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My Contribution to Nursing Knowledge

by: Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS, CNIO- Texas Health Resources “Tell them what you do,” says my 87-year old, beaming mother, as she introduces me to a couple of new friends in her assisted living center.  I start by saying … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Outreach as an Integral Part of Enabling Health Information Exchanges

by: Tom Swett, CPHIMS, CPHQ, and Prerak Joshi Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are integral to the patient-centered transformation that healthcare systems, patients, payers, clinicians, and ancillary patient service supporters are currently experiencing.

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Applause and Appreciation for Engineers at the IHE NA Connectathon 2015

For the first time in several years, I attended the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2015.  What an enriching experience to be in the same room with nearly 600 dedicated engineers from more than 100 organizations making their IT systems … Continue reading

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Making Progress: A 2013/2014 Comparison of HIE Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2

by Mari Greenberger, Director, Informatics, HIMSS North America; and Charlie Rogers, Chair, HIMSS HIE Committee, and CEO, Core Health Technologies Recently, the HIMSS HIE Committee conducted a follow-up survey to its 2013 Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Survey research providing a year-over-year snapshot … Continue reading

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Health IT Opportunity from 2015 State of the Union  

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address is under analysis quite extensively this week.  Although I did not have one of my “jump-out-of-my seat because-POTUS-mentioned-health IT-in-the- speech” moments, “I’m encouraged by three areas where health IT can join the conversation.

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Clinical Empowerment in Health IT

by Patty Daly, DNP, RN-BC As I begin 2015, it is helpful to reflect on the previous year or years and the lessons learned.  Patient engagement was a significant theme in the health IT community.  In fact, today the call … Continue reading

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The Top 10 HIMSS Blog Posts in 2014

During 2014 – on the HIMSS Blog – patient engagement, innovation and healthcare transformation led the content charge. Our top 10 list also includes posts on: interoperability, public policy, nursing informatics, mobile technologies, and social media. So, take a moment … Continue reading

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Usability and Clinical Decision Support Part 2: Drug-Drug Interaction Checkers

By David Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MMI, CPHIMS, Medical Oncologist/Board, Certified Clinical Informaticist, Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center   One commonly studied example of alert fatigue is drug-drug interaction (DDI) alerts, since DDI alerts are a requirement for both Stage 1 and … Continue reading

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PSST! The Evolving State of Privacy and Security – Safeguarding Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information

 Here is the latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –The Evolving State of Privacy and Security – Safeguarding Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information, by … Continue reading

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