Author Archives: Christel Anderson

About Christel Anderson

Christel Anderson, is HIMSS Director, Clinical Informatics

Why is nursing informatics important in healthcare?

By: Robin Hoover, RN, MSN-HCI, Clinical Informaticist, Merit Health River Region and Susan A. Matney, MSN, RN-C, PhD, FAAN, Medical Informaticist, HDD Team, 3M Health Information Systems A patient walks into the clinician’s office and the clinician reviews the patient’s medical … Continue reading

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Inspiration gathered from the little things

by: Emily Carey, MSN, RN-BC People ask me, “how are you able to do your work every day and not be overwhelmed by the stress of being a nurse?” I tell them that I often remind myself of the little … 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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“Oh, what exactly is informatics?”

by: Sue Brown, Director Clinical Informatics, CVS Caremark MinuteClinic A recent review on social media caught my attention. The book’s title? No One Understands You, And What to Do About It (Halvorson). My thought: “Perhaps I should write No One Understands … Continue reading

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The Past and the Future

By: Ruth Slater, RN  As I have transitioned to retirement, I decided to focus this special National Nurses Week blog on my career which took me into nursing informatics. I started off the blog by writing about my path which … Continue reading

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Musings about Nursing

by: Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, Professor, San Diego State University I entered nursing school 50 years ago. Yes,50 years ago, in 1965. That’s the year the ANA published its first position paper on nursing education and set 1985 as the date that … Continue reading

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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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Physician Community Blog Series: Social Determinants of Health

by Lou Diamond  MD, MBChB, FCP(SA), FACP, FHIMSS President, Quality Health Care Advisory Group   The October HIMSS Physician Community Webinar, ”Non-traditional Determinants of Health” delivered by Douglas Smith, MD, FACEP, covers an important subject as we continue our collective … Continue reading

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Physician Community Blog Series: Population Management – access to clinical information is key but how?

by Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President & CMIO and Kent Boyer, Chief Architect, Ochsner Health System A cornerstone of health care reform is a new paradigm of care delivery focused on population wellness rather than disease management.  As imagined in … Continue reading

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