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A Canadian Hospital Leverages IT to Optimize the Prevention of “Code Blues”

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, leaders have leveraged leading-edge IT to help optimize processes around monitoring patients in deterioration and averting “code blue” emergencies

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

Innovator Award Runner-Up Lakeland Health Targets Hemorrhage Risk in Labor and Delivery

February 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health, named a semi-finalist in the 2017 Innovator Awards Program, has applied EHR technologies within its OB department to support care providers in identifying warning symptoms in a timely manner to avoid complications and improve maternal health.

Innovator Awards Semi-Finalist UF Health Jacksonville Moves Forward on Sepsis

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At UF Health Jacksonville, named by Healthcare Informatics’ editors as one of the semi-finalist teams in this year’s Innovator Awards Program, clinician leaders have cracked the code on how to determine and intervene on emerging sepsis emergencies

Dana Alexander Named 2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award Winner

January 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Dana Alexander, R.N., has been named the recipient of the 2016 HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, a joint award sponsored by Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and HIMSS.

From Sydney, Australia, Emory Healthcare Leverages Tele-ICU to Address Specialist Shortages

December 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Emory Healthcare is collaborating with Sydney-based Macquarie University’s MQ Health program on a pilot project that enables Emory's critical care specialists stationed in Sydney to deliver remote intensive care services to Atlanta-based patients.

Empowering Nurses to Address the Persistent Challenge of Medication Errors

November 15, 2016  |  Katherine Kenny, D.N.P., R.N., associate dean of academic affairs, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
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Medication learning tools provide nurses with the tools and technology that help them better recognize potential for medication error before the point of need.

Optimizing Clinician Communications in Southern California

October 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, Scott Raymond, R.N. has been leading an initiative that has helped to optimize clinician communications processes

CNIOs Go Strategic

October 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With new needs around population health and clinical transformation, the top nurse informaticist role—that of CNIO—is becoming more important than ever, launching CNIOs into newer and more executive roles than ever before.

Survey: Many Nurses Still Use Manual-Based Staffing, Scheduling Tools

October 13, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty percent of nurse managers are not aware of technology-enabled solutions designed to help with managing and solving scheduling and staffing problems, according to a recent survey conducted by AMN Healthcare.

Scottsdale Health Partners’ CMO Explains How His ACO Has Beaten MSSP Expectations

September 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Scottsdale Health Partners in Phoenix (now Innovation Care Partners) shares the innovations that he and his colleagues have employed to earn MSSP Program checks two years in a row

Survey: Average Salaries for Health IT Pros Increased, But Compensation Dropped for Executives, Nurses

August 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare executives and nurses saw their salaries decline last year, but salaries for healthcare IT professionals and physicians and surgeons increased, according to a Health eCareers 2016 Salary Guide.

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