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February 20, 2017 SUBSCRIBE | MEMBERSHIP
February 2017 Issue
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights offers insight on how leveraging members of the clinical team can improve EHR Usability.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
Leveraging All Members of the Clinical Team to Improve EHR Usability


By Paul Dexter, MD, Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Shaun Grannis, MD, MS, Interim Director and Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

A critical issue in biomedical informatics is electronic health record (EHR) usability. EHR software organizes much clinical practice, with many clinical users spending half their day interacting with such software. Inefficiencies imposed by poor EHR usability are magnified across hundreds of thousands of clinicians daily.

TOOLS AND RESOURCES
The HIMSS Health IT Dictionary, Fourth Edition: Reflections on the Updated Version
By Christine Hudak, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS; Professor and Director of the Health Informatics program at Kent State University, School of Library & Information Science; Contributing Interdisciplinary Faculty Member in the School of Digital Sciences.

While working on the HIMSS HIT Dictionary, Fourth Edition, we tried to keep in mind accessibility to those of all levels and backgrounds.
Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics #10
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

This monthly digest of recently peer-reviewed publications in Applied Clinical Informatics started with covering notable articles in the field of telemedicine.

HIMSS NEWS

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
Looking for a way to give back through HIMSS? We’re currently seeking health IT quality and care delivery leaders to develop and execute HIMSS’ strategic initiatives by serving on HIMSS Committees. The application period will be open until March 13, 2017. Be part of the revolution dedicated to transforming and advancing health through IT. Apply now.

Focus on Long-Term Good Health with Free Immunization Capability Testing
Three (3) organizations working together - CNI Advantage, HIMSS and ICSA Labs, now invite health IT vendors to test their immunization-capable products in the Immunization Integration Program [IIP] supported by CDC. Participation is free of charge... Vendors who participate in this program will demonstrate that their product includes software capabilities that address provider and patient reminders and up-to-date demographics and immunization information. Read more.

EHRs Improve Patient Care after Discharge at Providence Regional Medical Center
Providence Regional Medical Center’s use of an electronic health record (EHR), has resulted in improved care for patients both during their hospital visits and once they have returned home.  The first week after discharge is a critical one, but primary care teams infrequently saw patients for follow-up. Now, when a patient is discharged, the patient’s primary care team is notified through the EHR. A care management nurse working with the primary care physician is then able to immediately access the chart, review medication changes and follow up plans and call the patient to confirm, answer questions and schedule appropriate early follow up. Read more.

NIST Weighs in on EHR Copy-and-PasteSsafety
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's recent study, "Examining the Copy and Paste Function in the Use of Electronic Health Records" aims to shed light on the widely-used but controversial copy and paste functionality in EHRs, exploring how care providers use it and seeking ways to ensure it maintains patient safety. Read full story.

The Future of Precision Medicine - Complimentary Webinar
Precision Medicine (PM) is a medical paradigm which integrates all data available on an individual patient, enabling a multifactorial approach to the tailoring of treatment to the individual. For this discussion regarding the future of PM, we will apply a definition that includes "aligning and integrating diverse, unstructured, data sets into a comprehensive knowledge network"(Hawgood et al.). Register Today!

 
YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED!

By Toria Shaw, MSW, Manager, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

Your voice IS needed on AN INNOVATIVE ehealth workforce development survey

In partnership with TIGER and the HIMSS Foundation, the EU*US eHealth Work Project is surveying to identify global health IT/eHealth workforce development needs, trends and gaps.
We need your feedback to create the big picture, and to enable a highly skilled workforce regionally, across borders and on a global scale. The survey will capture information about your heatlh IT skillset; available curriculum and/or workplace training programs and skills assessment tools; educational needs, trends and future state mapping.

  • Enable new eHealth workforce members to advance in their workplace
  • Help incumbent professionals sustain success in their roles
  • Share your personal insights to shape health IT and informatics, enabling a skilled workforce

We will use the published results to measure, inform, educate and benchmark against. Thank you for your willingness to participate and share expert opinion on global healthcare workforce development.

If you share your email address at the end of the survey, you will receive project updates and automatically be entered to win one of three (3) $100 gift cards or a donation to your charity of choice.

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