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Virtual Health Part III -Telehealth
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights is the third of a three part series which explores healthcare in the virtual world, three functioning areas of the tele-experience: Providers interacting with patients (telemedicine), providers interacting with other providers (telecollaboration) and an overall virtual experience (telehealth).

Meet an Informaticist
Teaming Up for Collaborative Care in a Virtual World
By Molly K. McCarthy RN, MBA , Chief Nursing Strategist for Microsoft’s US Health and Life Science Division 

As a bedside nurse and patient advocate, teaming up with my healthcare colleagues and patient families was critical to deliver safe and effective, quality care. Fast forward twenty-plus years, and these skills are still essential in care settings.
Empowering Clinicians with Clinical Mobility: Experiences from the Bedside

By Rosemary Ventura, MA, RN-BC, Director of Nursing Informatics  NewYork-Presbyterian

One of the key aspects of our enabling informatics vision has always been “No Physical or Application Tool Belts” for our clinicians –simplifying their interactions at the point-of-care, improving quality of care, and addressing unintended consequences of EHR adoption.


Telemedicine: Bringing Capability to the Point of Need

By LTC Jeremy Pamplin, MD, FCCM, FACP

Approximately 10% of ICU beds in the United States are currently monitored by teleICU services. TeleICU services improve patient outcomes, reduce ICU and hospital length of stay, reduce errors, and are cost effective. 

Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics

By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

Applied clinical informatics is a scientific discipline that has drawn a lot of attention in recent years. Many innovations in this field are still unproven in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.

Trend Spotter

Teleconsultation in a Synchronous Fashion

By John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS, Senior Manager, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS North America

Previously I discussed telehealth and telemedicine. One additional category is teleconsultation. This refers primary physician-to-physician or other provider interactions in a synchronous fashion. 


Save the Date! HIMSS National Nurses Week
HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association, Alliance for Nursing Informatics and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2016. The purpose of this week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Join us in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare.

HIMSS National Nurses Week Webinars
In light of National Nurses Week 2016, we would like to invite the entire HIMSS Community to attend two webinar presentations that will be featured on May 9 and May 12 entitled Nursing Informatics Pioneers and Nursing Informatics 101. Registration is free and both webinars are open to the public. Feel free to share with friends and colleagues. Register today!

The HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM Comes to The HIMSS Innovation Center
In an effort to spread the message of the importance of health information exchange, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase has brought a booth presence to the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio. The booth provides year-round access to content from HIMSS16, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, IHE USA and ConCert by HIMSS™. New content is constantly being added, in order to provide attendees with current and engaging information. Visitors are able to gain unique perspectives on interoperability, through participation from Leadership Sponsors from HIMSS16. Vendors share their thought leadership through their experiences at the showcase and information on how they support standards based interoperability. Read more

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional
The HIMSS Professional Development Department is excited to create a contributed book on the topic of continuing professional development for the health IT professional. HIMSS is keenly aware of the need to establish the next generation of health IT professionals while also providing tools and resources to maintain those who have chosen this field. With the goal of launching this Handbook at HIMSS17, we are currently inviting qualified volunteers to consider becoming a contributing author for one or more of the chapters.  For those who are interested, please click here and complete our survey.  HIMSS will be soliciting volunteers through Monday April 25, 2016.

ASHP's 2016 Informatics Institute
Join us at ASHP’s Informatics Institute held June 11-12 in Baltimore, MD. There is an outstanding lineup of innovative educational programming, networking opportunities, expert speakers, interactive vendor exhibits, and more. Join ASHP for four days of interactive learning that you can immediately incorporate and implement into your pharmacy practice.  This year we will cover topics including: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Passive Decision Support, and Data Mining (joint sessions with the Medication Safety Collaborative [MSC]). Attendees will come away with innovative ideas on how to be proactive in preventing medication errors. Register Today!


By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

The Robot Will See You Now
“Telepresence” robots are providing check-ups, assistance and support for both doctors and patients. Good overview on the various offerings in the telepresence space written from a more engineering point of view.

The State of Telepresence: Healthcare and Telemedicine
The writer gives a quick overview of some of the recent start-ups and research that is going on worldwide.

Welcome to the Telepresence Patient Revolution
A well written blog on some of the ways telepresence is being used. I especially enjoyed the information provided on usage for education and autism.

The Growing Need for Language Services in Healthcare
A well written blog on some of the ways telepresence is being used. I especially enjoyed the information provided on usage for education and autism.


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