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Clinical Informatics Insights Digest: Volume 3
We are excited to announce the following additions to the Editorial Team of Clinical Informatics Insights: Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA Director, Clinical Informatics and Yvonne Patrick Coordinator, Clinical Informatics. Christel Anderson has transitioned into a new HIMSS role as Senior Director, Interoperability Initiatives. Will all of these comings and goings – we thought a digest issue was in order. Reread some of your favorites or browse a new section. Enjoy!

Meet an Informaticist

An Evolution to Human Factors

By Jayne Bassler, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Florida Hospital

I have had the job of a lifetime for the past ten years. I entered healthcare as a critical care nurse and then ventured into a career in the field of quality management.

What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

By Jenn Suhajda, RPh, MSHS, CPHIMS, CHTS-CP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pediatrics and Informatics, Tufts Medical Center

Pharmacy was an early adopter of information technology. Before computers, our practice was almost always limited to a single prescription belonging to a single patient.

Educational Shift in Informatics

By William Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

The last five years have seen unprecedented change in the field of clinical informatics, including its educational programs.

Dental Informatics Insights

By Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath, DMD, MDS, PhD, Associate Professor & Director of Dental Informatics Core, Indiana University School of Dentistry

Technology has increasingly played a major role in making dental care safer and comfortable for the patient.

Failures as Opportunities

By Luis Saldana, MD, MBA, FACEP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources

In healthcare, business is never routine. We are dealing with people's health and lives day in and day out.

Informatics in Design/Architecture

By Debbie Gregory, RN, BSN, Senior Clinical Consultant, Technology Planning Group at Smith Seckman Reid

It is important to have a clinical voice at the design table in order to understand work flow, the patient experience and clinical outcomes.


HIMSS Clinician Health IT Value Survey - Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Technology is transforming the practice of medicine and playing an ever-increasing role in clinician’s responsibilities. As a clinician and care provider, we want to get your personal perspective on the impact and value health IT solutions bring to you on a daily basis. This survey explores impact of health IT on your job satisfaction, the ability to care for your patients, and patient engagement. The survey should take only a few minutes to complete and all respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the report. Data will be collected through December 31, 2015. Click here to participate and let your voice be heard.

HIMSS Honors 2015 Award and Scholarship Recipients
Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS named its 2015 award and scholarship recipients. The HIMSS Foundation and three HIMSS chapters provided seven scholarships to students enrolled in health IT and management systems degree programs. We would like to congratulate Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS, for recipient of the Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, Brian Yeaman, MD, recipient of the Physician IT Leadership Award, Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, for receiving the Chapter Leader of the Year Award and to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and for the use of skills to improve health and healthcare through the use of IT. Congratulations! Read the full article.

OJNI Fall 2015 Issue Now Available!
Visit the most recent issue of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI): Volume 19, Fall 2015. OJNI is a free, international, peer reviewed publication that is published three times a year and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.

The ABCs of the TIGER VLE
Virtual Event December 16
See an in-depth demonstration of the TIGER virtual learning environment, the newest offerings, and how to navigate with ease and maximize time spent leveraging resources.Learn more.


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

3D Printing Reshapes Healthcare
From casting broken bones to replacing lost body parts, 3D printing is changing the way we think about what printing is. This article has an excellent slide show (12 slides) with pictures of actual use cases that open the imagination.

Diabetes Self-Management Smartphone Application for Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Randomized Controlled Trial
With all the buzz about mobile applications improving our health – what does the research show? In this peer-reviewed study, the use of a diabetes-related smartphone application combined with weekly text-message support from a health care professional can significantly improve glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Expanding "Hot Spotting" to New Communities: What We're Learning about Coordinating Health Care
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation held a briefing in Washington, DC to highlight the work of Jeffrey Brenner, MD. Brenner, a local Camden, N.J., physician, that spurred a national health discussion with a feature in the New Yorker describing his work improving health care in one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in the country.

Telemedicine and School Nurses
A case study on the launch of a new Telemedicine site, which is a coordinated effort between the community health system; the school and the parish. The new site helps to keep kids in school, gives them access to services they might not have otherwise and changes how the school nurse’s office operates.

The 'm' powered patient: mobile and its transformative effects on healthcare
Mobile technology is creating more powerful and positive disruptions in the world of healthcare than we have ever seen. The author provides insights on various ways mobile technology is positively impacting people's health.

Clinical Informatics Insights Archive
Explore the Archive
Missed an issue? Have a favorite you haven’t read in a while? Explore the archives which go back to 2012.

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