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Nursing Informatics & Technology: A Blog for All Levels of Users

Do EMR Systems Fully Deliver on Their Promise?
August 30, 2011 5:28 PM by Nicole Mohiuddin
Do EMR systems fully deliver on their promise? Upon hearing this question, I was reminded of this of this story: A mountain man comes into town for his once-a-year purchase of supplies. He sees a chainsaw advertised in the hardware store with a guarantee Read More...
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System Downtime – Are You Ready?
August 23, 2011 7:22 AM by Angela Lewis
Scheduled or unscheduled computer system downtimes in clinical areas are drastically different from downtimes in any other area or industry. Downtimes in the healthcare setting can potentially negatively impact care delivery, precipitate a medical error Read More...
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NI 2012: Advancing Global Health Through Informatics
August 16, 2011 1:30 PM by Susan Newbold
I have a question for the U.S. readers: Have you been outside of the country? Here is your chance to travel beyond the borders of the U.S. plus attend an international nursing informatics conference June 23-27, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. For some of you, Read More...
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Finding a Job in Nursing Informatics: Networking Part I: Types & Uses
August 8, 2011 11:17 AM by Denise Tyler
Many people think of networking as a way to find employment, and networking can definitely put you ahead of the game when looking for a job. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , "Many jobs are never advertised. People get them by talking Read More...
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Informatics and Six Sigma
August 2, 2011 12:31 PM by Nicole Mohiuddin
Driven by a need for better quality operations and patient safety, many healthcare organizations are using process improvement methodology to optimize their clinical and administrative processes. The methodology of PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) is often Read More...
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