Author Archives: Christel Anderson

About Christel Anderson

Christel Anderson, is HIMSS Director, Clinical Informatics

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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Knowledge, Wisdom and Decision Making

by Ruth Slater, RN, BSN, CPHIMS The American Nurses Association (ANA)’s 2014 definition of nursing informatics (NI) is “the specialty that integrates Nursing Science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom … Continue reading

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Clinical Empowerment in Health IT

by Patty Daly, DNP, RN-BC As I begin 2015, it is helpful to reflect on the previous year or years and the lessons learned.  Patient engagement was a significant theme in the health IT community.  In fact, today the call … Continue reading

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Physician Community Blog Series: Information follows the patient – is Direct a viable approach?

by Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President & CMIO and Kent Boyer, Chief Architect, Ochsner Health System As the nation seeks to find ways to provide higher value healthcare for all of its citizens, a key enabler is access to the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Clinical Informaticist

by Darcy Bowling RN, CI-Surgery Clinical Informaticist and  Maria Fera RN, BSN CI- Nursing Clinical Informaticist  With the implementation of our EHR in June of 2013, Clinical Informatics has definitely been an up and coming department consisting of a diverse team … Continue reading

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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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