Author Archives: Christel Anderson

About Christel Anderson

Christel Anderson, is HIMSS Director, Clinical Informatics

Efficient Interactions Part II

By Philip Bernard, Director of Physician I.T. Services, University of Kentucky In my first blog, I explored factors contributing to user dissatisfaction with their EHR. In today’s blog I’ll address how developers can overcome resource limitation and time constraints to … Continue reading

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Efficient Interactions Part I

by Philip Bernard, Director of Physician I.T. Services, University of Kentucky Efficient Interactions. HIMSS defines this concept as one of the core components of EHR Usability. In the 2009 white paper on defining and testing EMR usability, the HIMSS EHR … Continue reading

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Why is the usability of Electronic Health Records so far from perfection?

by Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, CPHIMS, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine, Mayo Clinic Nation-wide EHR implementation is moving forward and there is no doubt anymore that the EHR is a helpful tool in patient care. From a historical … Continue reading

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The 2014 HIMSS Physician Community EHR Usability Pain Point Survey

By David Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MMI, CPHIMS                                                             Medical Oncologist/Board … Continue reading

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HIMSS Physician Community Blog Series #4: Building on the Needs of the User

By Noreen Butte, MD, Physician Executive, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems The world we live in today is full of IT infrastructure. The smart phone, that we all cannot live without, has hundreds of lines of underlying software code that are … Continue reading

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HIMSS Physician Community Blog Series #3, Part 2: “Meaningful Use” – Is it?

by Lynn Witherspoon, MD, CMIO, Ochsner Health System What does the way forward look like? As we think about what we’ve done and learned in Stage 1 and what we’ve spent most of the past year preparing to accomplish in … Continue reading

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HIMSS Physician Community Blog Series #3, Part 1: “Meaningful Use” – Is it?

by Lynn Witherspoon, MD, CMIO, Ochsner Health System From its inception in 2009, the American people have invested about $20 billion inHITECH,which is designed to incent certain healthcare providers (largely physicians) to invest in “certified” health information technology and to … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week 2014- Nursing Informatics: The Boon of our Profession

by Carol Dwyer,  MSN, MM, RN, Vice President of Nursing, Sparrow Health System Nursing Informatics: what a extraordinary boon it has been through innovations and inventions throughout my nursing career!  We have moved from a large binder of hand written nurse’s … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week 2014 – Blue Button: Have you taken the pledge?

by: Mark D. Sugrue, RN-BC, BSN, FHIMSS, CPHIMS,  , Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center National Nurses week provides all nurses an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.  There is little … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week 2014- A Reflection on My Journey into the Field of Nursing Informatics

by Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Innovative Technology Solutions As I celebrate this year’s Nursing Week, I reflect back on my career in Nursing Informatics (NI).  Back in 1997, I was working as a clinical … Continue reading

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