Tag Archives: Value of Health IT

MyCareer@VA

The mission of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”  They do this by serving and … 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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HIMSS15 Physician Faculty: Addressing Both High Tech and High Touch of Health IT

At the HIMSS15, peer-reviewed educational sessions occur in both Pre-Conference and General Education programs.  In the pre-conference education program, we are pleased to offer 10 symposia and 2 workshops.  And for general education programming, we offer 16 concurrent sessions across … Continue reading

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Optimizing Patient Portals in 2015 – Part 2

There are several challenges to optimization. Cultural Issues Cultural issues remain a major obstacle to enhancing patient portals.  There has been the most resistance to implementing open notes and secure messaging. The original open notes study demonstrates that the fears … Continue reading

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A Payer Perspective on the Value of HIE

Two members of the HIMSS HIE Toolkit Task Force recently interviewed Marty Hauser, a CEO of a large, multi-hospital organization in the Midwest. Their discussion focused on impact value and operational benefits of health information exchange organizations (HIOs) to the … 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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Are You an Early Adopter? I’m Not.

I’m not an early adopter. Not of trends, and not of technology. It was my husband who when we were dating insisted I upgrade from dial-up to broadband, despite my protestations that I didn’t need such an expensive enhancement. It’s … Continue reading

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