Author Archives: Christel Anderson

About Christel Anderson

Christel Anderson, is HIMSS Director, Clinical Informatics

HIMSS Physician Community Blog Series #1 -Why EHR Usability Matters

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

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Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Results Debut at HIMSS14

by Christel Anderson & Joyce Sensmeier Yesterday, at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, we released the results of the 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.

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HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Weighs In on Revised Scope & Standards of Practice

By Joyce Sensmeier & Christel Anderson The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, representing more than 6,000 nurse informaticists seized the opportunity to provide comments to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition. This publication, … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Informatics

By Rikki Wilson, BSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago When given the opportunity to discuss why I enjoy informatics, I cannot help but think about how I found my way from a … Continue reading

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Nursing Informatics UK Perspectives Part III

Author Joanne Dickson, Lead Nurse – eMedicines, Medicines Management, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust United Kingdom Two days of immersion in Chicago had already been completed before we made our final hospital visit of the trip. The visit was to … Continue reading

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Dr. Kleeberg Goes to Washington Part II

In my last post I discussed a meeting I participated in with the Senate Finance Committee “Reboot Group”; this post shares the concerns we highlighted.  #1 Our primary concern is the growing disparity between the rural and the urban/suburban healthcare … Continue reading

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Dr. Kleeberg Goes to Washington Part I

In April six senators, led by Senator Thune (R-SD), sent a letter to Secretary Sebelius expressing concern that the money being spent on the EHR incentive program was not was not achieving its intended objectives for the country.  They detailed … Continue reading

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Nursing Informatics UK Perspectives Part II

Authors: Nicola MacPhail Midwifery Matron- Community & Outpatient Services Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom & Lynn Woods Nurse and Director of Quality NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG, England Northwestern Memorial (NWM) is located right in the center of Chicago and is … Continue reading

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Nursing Informatics UK Perspectives Part I

Author: Frances Cannon Senior Professional Officer, Northern Ireland Practice & Education Council and Zebina Ratansi, RN, Msc Head of Nursing for Critical Care, Theatres and Diagnostics at King’s College Hospital, London Tuesday June 18 was our first full day in Chicago, … Continue reading

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NI UK – US Study Trip Blogs- Nursing Informatics across the Pond

How often do you really get to share your work experiences with people outside your culture? Or with people from a different country? I was afforded one such opportunity through my work with HIMSS Nursing Informatics efforts. The 2013 United … Continue reading

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