May 2018 Issue: EHR Usability
Jump into this month’s issue of Clinical Informatics Insights as we explore a path forward on EHR usability and how today’s EHR must be designed to support team-based care.


State of the Industry


By Corinne Proctor Boudreau, Senior Solutions Manager, MEDITECH

For decades, electronic health record (EHR) vendors have created software so complex, so convoluted and so click-ridden that more than half your working hours are now spent interacting with it. Software that forced you to pay more attention to it than to your patients.


Meet an Informaticist


By Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN-BC, FAAN

According to Merriam-Webster, the word inspire means to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration, or to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence on. My professional journey is full of examples of times I have been inspired by my patients and my colleagues.


Having access to the correct immunization histories helps healthcare providers care for the most vulnerable people in society. Children and adults who may not be able to communicate their vaccine history are well-served when their provider has easy, real-time access to their aggregate vaccine history. Immunization programs like the IIP are put into place as a population health management tools to help eliminate preventable diseases. By eliminating those diseases, we’re improving the quality of life for millions across the nation. Read more.


Our HIMSS Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan is crafted to initiate simple comprehension of a complex arena: interoperability. The scan helps determine which solutions or approaches to interoperability are available, how they work and which ones might be right for your organization. Interoperability is seen as a necessary (but not sufficient) prerequisite for driving a number of urgently needed transformations within our health system. Read more. 


It was a pretty incredible National Nurses Week, May 6- 12. And although the infographics, videos and hashtags will soon fade into the socialsphere, there are plenty of ways to stay involved in the important conversations started during the week. Explore a variety of health IT and nursing informatics topics at one of the webinars or in-person events regularly hosted by HIMSS and its communities. Read full details.


How are use cases selected in the Interoperability Showcase? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, and we are very proud that our use cases are provided to us by clinician leaders just like you! Please take a few moments and fill out our HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase Use Case Suggestion Form. This process helps us learn from the industry what you would like demonstrated at the HIMSS Global Conference! Thank you for your participation!


Read the new HIMSS Value Guide, "Building a Mature Analytics Culture at Any Budget," to learn more about how healthcare organizations can establish and optimize a mature analytics culture, no matter the budget or resource level. HIMSS Value Guides provide best practice guidance by offering education and action plans from industry thought leaders focused on key areas that drive health IT value optimization.  Visit the HIMSS Value Suite to see more Value Guides.

Toolbox Picks

By Yvonne Patrick, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

The 2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey provides a robust profile of salary and compensation experiences of U.S. health information and technology professionals representing an array of organizations and roles.

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Fourth Edition
The fourth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for students, health information technology professionals and healthcare executives to better navigate the ever-growing health IT field.

Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The HIMSS I&HIE Community serves as the central convening point for interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) professionals to promote meaningful education and thought leadership in the health IT industry. Learn more about the I&HIE Community here.

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Library 
Tools and resources to help you on your C&BI journey to turn data into action.

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