Author Archives: Christel Anderson

About Christel Anderson

Christel Anderson, is HIMSS Director, Clinical Informatics

Informatics Department of One

by: Emily A. Carey MS, RN-BC I am sure you are all wondering what I am talking about.  How could one person do the job of the ten Informatics Nurses that I have in my organization? Or you are asking … Continue reading

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Focus on electronic medical record usability

by Tina Dieckhaus RN-BC, NE-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSSC We have seen recent statements in the news that question the ability of our electronic medical records to share information.  Most recently what may come to our minds is the Ebola patient in … 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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Usability and Clinical Decision Support Part 1: General Principles

By David Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MMI, CPHIMS, Medical Oncologist/Board, Certified Clinical Informaticist, Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center As far back as 1990, Dr. David Eddy wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 263:1265-75), “The complexity of modern medicine … Continue reading

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Consulting Clinical Staff on EHealth System Developments

by: Mark Fleming RMN, Programme Manager , NHS Ayrshire and Arran As a registered mental health nurse, I have been working in the eHealth field for about 12 years. Initially I was seconded to develop care pathways for patients with schizophrenia … Continue reading

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Get to Know the HIMSS UK Nursing eHealth Community

by: Claire Bűchner, Consultant Nurse, Informatics, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland   In 2013 a group of nurse from the UK were kindly invited by HIMSS to visit Chicago on an informatics study trip.  For the lucky few who toured a number … Continue reading

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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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