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July 13, 2015 SUBSCRIBE | MEMBERSHIP
Improving Patient Safety with RPM, Apps & Wearables
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights will explore how we can ‘meet patients where they are’ with articles from our contributors on: wearable devices; remote patient monitoring; phones as clinical interfaces; and digital nutrition care.

state of the industry
How Does Technology Make our Environment Safer for Chronic Care Management?
Susan C. Hull, MSN, RN, Principal, WellSpring Consulting

Our mobile lifestyle is creating a new context of health and care. Advances in personally connected digital health tools, such as smartphone-enabled health apps, bio-sensing wearables and assistive devices are reshaping our approach to chronic disease management.

special feature
Smart Phones: The New Clinical Interface

Philip Bernard, MD, Director of Physician IT Services, University of Kentucky, and Cheryl Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc

At a 2009 Texas Regional HIMSS event in a room filled with CIOs and IT Directors, a speaker boldly predicted that smartphones would become a clinical tool and that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) would be commonplace. The response from the audience was basically – not in my organization, no way! Times have certainly changed.

Resource In Practice
Contemporary Nutrition Practice
Catherine Frederico, MS, RDN, LDN, President, Frederico Arts LLC

Nutrition often takes a back seat to time, logistics, budget and basic survival. But, like it or not, if nutrition is not factored into meal decisions, sooner or later people have to deal with the consequences. It is what makes wearable and assistive health and nutrition devices so popular, and also the counsel of registered dietitians so valuable in helping patients visualize and understand the big picture of their nutrient and energy intake/output choices.

strategies for success
Improving Patient Safety with Remote Patient Monitoring
Kathy Lozano, RN, Vice President, Operations, West Corporation

In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began offering reimbursement to providers who care for patients with co-morbidities. According to CMS, reimbursement is partially dependent on regular monitoring and care management outside a clinical setting.

TREND SPOTTER
Communication Age Disparities From Generation to Generation
Lorren Pettit, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics

I had one of those “ah-ha” moments on a plane the other day. I was traveling from my home in Nashville to speak on Patient Engagement at the HIMSS Wisconsin Dairyland meeting in Milwaukee. As there are few direct flights from Nashville to anywhere, I had a lay-over in Chicago before jumping on a quick flight to Milwaukee.

HIMSS NEWS

Making an Impact on Care with Telemedicine [HIMSS Podcast
To shed some light on the benefits and current state of telemedicine, HIMSS and the American Medical Association partnered to host a podcast Dr. Karen Rheuban, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, and Director of the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth to answer some of the more challenging questions around telemedicine.

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) releases Summer 2015 Issue
View OJNI’s most recent issue, which contains articles and editorials geared towards the latest emerging trends and hot topics in nursing informatics. Launched in 1996 with readership spanning over 49 countries, OJNI is a free, peer-reviewed publication that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.

Project Management Methodologies to Guide EHR Optimization
The latest Nursing Informatics Task Force webinar identifies organizational benefits of a centralized change control process for EHR optimization and discusses approaches for sustaining a change management process.

Enhanced Skillsets for Future Nursing Informatics Leaders (Joint Webinar led by AMIA NI WG & HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community)
Presented by Judy Murphy RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN and Willa Fields DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, this webinar will provide nurses pursuing degrees in informatics and those interested in informatics with insight and experiences they should include in their professional tool box to prepare them for future leadership positions.

Join the HIE inPractice Task Force
The new interoperability & HIE Committee is looking for volunteers to collaborate to promote in-depth looks at specific HIE and health IT organizations, featuring success stories, lessons learned and best practices and turning information into essential tools and literature for the industry.

 
TOOL BOX PICKS

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

Healthy Living, Connected Devices and Wearables
This roundtable discussion based on latest research drawn from consumer research and industry analysis on technology's impact on consumer/care provider engagement efforts and strategies care providers and entrepreneurs can implement to accomplish "triple aim"—lower healthcare cost, improve quality and offer convenient access.

WT (Wearable Technologies)
WT (Wearable Technologies) is a pioneer and worldwide leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to the body, on the body, or even in the body. Explore the latest cutting edge technologies.

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness Infographic on Wearable Tech Boom in Healthcare
Change is coming for how providers monitor patients with chronic medical issues in the home setting and how patients communicate with their healthcare providers. As wearables can capture health data, it is only a matter of time before technology expands to help those with chronic illnesses.

Wearable Tech Boom in Healthcare
Explore the infographic to visually see how fast wearable technology is moving.

Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.


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BOOK OF THE MONTH
HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations (3rd Edition)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 16
An Introduction to the HIMSS16 Interoperability Showcase™ & IHE NA Connectathon

July 22
Big Data, Big Insight

July 23
Advancing Patient Care: Secure, Mobile Data Access at the Point of Care

Aug. 3
Enhanced Skillsets for Future Nursing Informatics Leaders

Oct. 3
National Health IT Week

Dec. 1-3
Privacy & Security Forum - Boston

Nov. 8-11
mHealth Summit

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