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

Building Healthy Communities Via Technology
October 27, 2016 9:36 AM by Susan Sportsman
Nurses have an important role to play in the healthy community movement. The design, construction, and growth of healthy communities require nurses to build a diverse set of skills in informatics, data analytics, public health, and the social determinants Read More...
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Demand for the Interprofessional Team
September 28, 2016 9:41 AM by Susan Sportsman
Achieving technology-enabled healthcare transformation means involving nurses in interprofessional teams. These teams increasingly tackle challenges ranging from data storage, genomic information, cyber-attacks and interoperability to meaningful use, Read More...
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When Mannequins Bleed: Clinical Simulation Transforms Nursing
July 28, 2016 10:26 AM by Susan Sportsman
Simulation is both a nursing education strategy and a tool to evaluate nurses' knowledge and competence. Simulation delivers technology-based experiential learning, putting the focus on evidence and outcomes rather than process and instruction. At a time Read More...
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Remote Patient Monitoring: Nurses in Charge
June 23, 2016 9:37 AM by Susan Sportsman
The remote patient monitoring (RPM) revolution is here. RPM uses technology to collect data from an individual in one location-a patient at home, for example-and then transmits that information to a healthcare professional at another location. The RPM Read More...
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Telemedicine Slated to Transform Nursing
April 7, 2016 1:13 PM by Susan Sportsman
Telemedicine will emerge as a $34 billion market by 2020, according to research from Mordor Intelligence, helping care providers improve care outcomes, enhance access and manage costs. Telemedicine's growth will also change how nurses serve patients and Read More...
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Virtual Reality – For Nurses, the Future Is Now
March 7, 2016 2:02 PM by Susan Sportsman
Discussions about virtual reality (VR) often center on the technology; specifically, sophisticated headsets like Oculus Rift, which was showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). While VR is still in its infancy, many innovations will surface Read More...
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Is BB8 in Your Future?
January 21, 2016 7:08 AM by Susan Sportsman
Her name is Nadine. Developed by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, this human-like, or humanoid, robot can reveal personality, mood and emotions. Nadine's creators believe that social robots like her will soon surface in homes, offices and Read More...
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HIT-Enabled Transformation Calls for Interprofessional Collaboration with Nurses in the Lead
December 17, 2015 11:29 AM by Susan Sportsman
Healthcare has entered a new era of collaboration; specifically, interprofessional collaboration that engages professionals ranging from physicians, nurses, dieticians, and therapists to pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers and case managers. Read More...
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Nursing and the Campaign for Personalized, Precision Health: Bringing Genomic Info in the EHR
November 12, 2015 11:09 AM by Susan Sportsman
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes precision medicine as "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person." Also known as precision Read More...
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Nurses as Public Health Champions: The Role of Informatics
July 27, 2015 11:16 AM by Susan Sportsman
A patient enters a clinic with symptoms of a serious infectious disease. A nurse fails to ask the patient where she "lives, works and plays" and if she is prepared to fill a fairly expensive prescription. This is healthcare of the past-a time when clinicians Read More...
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Let’s Engage Nurses in HIT Planning, Implementation and Optimization
July 1, 2015 9:08 AM by Susan Sportsman
Healthcare organizations (HCOs) will benefit from involving nurses in health information technology (HIT) planning, implementation and optimization. The process begins early. Nursing schools, colleges and universities must build students' informatics Read More...
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Virtual Learning Environments
May 22, 2015 1:47 PM by Susan Sportsman
Virtual learning environments (VLEs), typically defined as online systems that allow nurse educators and trainers to share information with nursing students and learners via the Web, are growing in popularity. The reasons are understandable. Following Read More...
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HIMSS15 Nursing Informatics Survey: Implications for Education, Training and Culture Change
April 29, 2015 8:49 AM by Susan Sportsman
Nursing informatics has come into own, according to the 2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey . Announced at HIMSS15 and supported by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, the survey documents the impact of informatics nurses on health information Read More...
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It’s Time to Integrate Competency-Based Learning into Nursing Informatics
March 2, 2015 1:14 PM by Susan Sportsman
Competency-based education (CBE) is in the news and on the agendas of nurse executives and educators throughout the country. This relatively new brand of education begins with the end in mind-specifically, the outcomes of learning and the demonstration Read More...
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Helping Retired Nurses Returning to the Workforce Embrace Health IT
December 18, 2014 1:26 PM by Susan Sportsman
Growing numbers of nurses are coming out of retirement to re-enter the healthcare workforce. Nursing informatics officers and nurse trainers must join forces to help veteran nurses understand and use the latest health information technologies and participate Read More...
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