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Keeping Patient Information Secure and the Nurse at the Bedside

Wednesday August 17, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Balancing the need and desire for immediate information against stringent HIPAA rules can be a challenge.  In this webinar, discussion will focus on recent guideline changes from The Joint Commission for texting orders and security of text messaging.

Smartphones are everywhere and are embedded in our personal lives. Join speakers Curtis Dikes and Rhonda Collins as they discuss the ways access to electronic health records (EHRs) is happening more through smartphones and how to make sure that patient information stays safe and secure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the use of texting in the patient care environment
  • Define how to manage the use of smartphones at the patient's bedside
  • Implement a strategic communication plan
  • Define the chief nursing officer's role in technology adoption


Curtis Dikes, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Director of Clinical/Business Systems and Innovation
Kaiser Permanente

Curtis Dikes is the Director of Clinical/Business Systems & Innovation at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles medical center. As a key administration member, he leads strategy and technology innovation leveraging existing business models while discovering, capturing and integrating innovative technologies and processes into enhanced care delivery. Curtis has accountability and oversight of clinical projects with clinical, business, technology and engineering departments, and he frequently leads key clinical and technology pilots for the regional and corporate offices. This allows Curtis the ability to explore new technologies and processes in a live environment for the benefit of the overall organization. 

Rhonda Collins, RN, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer
Vocera Communications

Rhonda Collins is responsible for working with nursing leadership groups globally to share clinical best practices and to bring their specific requirements to Vocera's product and solutions teams. Prior to joining Vocera, Rhonda was vice president and business manager for Fresenius Kabi, USA, responsible for the launch of the company’s Intravenous Infusion Pump in the U.S. and led the American Nurse Project, elevating the voice of nurses across the country.

Through her previous experience at Masimo Corporation as vice president of nursing and Baylor University Medical Center as vice president, woman and children’s services, Rhonda has deep experience in building best clinical and business practices. A registered nurse for 28 years, Rhonda holds a master’s degree in Science Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Moderator Rajiv Leventhal
Managing Editor
Healthcare Informatics