I plan to focus on the pioneers in Nursing Informatics and to read their stories and at least one publication which they have contributed to the literature.
Our Members in Action
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Members in Action
April 22, 2015
February 18, 2015
February 04, 2015
I learned a great deal about management and leadership via HIMSS at both the local chapter and national levels.
January 28, 2015
January 21, 2015
One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of the education process is validation of understanding and application of learning.
December 17, 2014
December 03, 2014
One of the most important initiatives is ongoing for meaningful use is educating caregivers.
November 18, 2014
Innovation is a great idea; the challenge is to take an innovative approach and translate it into a viable solution that changes how things are done in a positive way.
November 05, 2014
I have been a HIMSS reviewer for all meaningful use and for HIE sessions at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in the past years. I have also been voted in as the president-elect for the Northern Ohio HIMSS chapter.
October 22, 2014
For anyone just getting into the healthcare or IT fields, I encourage them to ask “why” for a better understanding of areas to improve. In other words, “think big”…but cautiously.
September 24, 2014
As a physician, I learn so much about a patient through observation, and that knowledge is critical to making a diagnosis.
September 10, 2014
Health reform will dramatically change how healthcare is delivered and reimbursed, and health IT is critical to successfully implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), population health, care coordination, and a host of other health reform models.
August 13, 2014
Reach out to others in the industry, look for a mentor, and take advantage of every opportunity you have to volunteer or take part in groups, such as HIMSS.
August 06, 2014
My goal is to increase participation among our current African-American HIMSS members while attracting new professionals to the HIMSS organization.
July 30, 2014
I would encourage new entrants and seasoned professionals alike to learn as much as they can about disciplines and subject matter other than their current interest or focus.
July 23, 2014
My personal professional mission (why I go to work every day), is to leverage health IT to improve the quality and value of American healthcare. Due to competing priorities as well as challenges in the software itself (particularly usability), this can be a challenge.
July 02, 2014
In this past year, the HIMSS Usability Workgroup successfully framed physician concerns, sought input from colleagues, and considered what might be done to help ensure that physicians? experiences with electronic health records improve in the future.
June 11, 2014
I believe focusing on workflow will allow providers to improve their outcomes.
May 28, 2014
I plan to share lessons learned that are applicable to anyone with aspirations of becoming a CIO, as well as some specific lessons learned with respect to transitioning from military to the civilian health IT sector.
May 13, 2014
I remind healthcare clients that patients do not stop being consumers the minute they put on a hospital gown.