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Breast Cancer, Nursing Informatics, and Genealogy

Last week, I was privileged to attend a HIMSS roundtable discussion on Preparing EHRs for Bioinformatics, a topic to which… read more
doctor and clinical communication

Don’t Squeeze the Doctor Between Urgency and Cognitive Error | Part 2

I. Deliver the Context A clinician, upon recognizing an issue with a patient, may seek the engagement of another clinician.… read more

My Patient Perspective: Got an EMR – So What has Changed for Me?

The number of facilities and provider practices with EMRs installed continues to rise – which is a good thing.  I… read more

Nursing Communication Part 1: A Trip Down Memory Lane

I was recently asked to write an article on smartphone usage by nurses (look for November issue of American Nurse… read more

Are Clinicians Struggling to Find Context?

Clinicians are constantly interacting with other clinicians, technical staff and support staff as they direct care of and directly serve… read more

Old Fashion Wisdom – Leah Curtin on Improving HCAHPS

When I was in nursing school – one of my role models was Leah Curtin.  Her practical observations, willing to… read more

Thoughts on Critical Thinking and EHRs

Several times in the last few months I have heard colleagues say that implementation of their EHR has negatively impacted… read more

Informatics Nursing and Product Roadmaps – Getting from Here to There

A unique part of my role is helping to create products that will support the work of nurses/clinicians and improve… read more

A Nurse is a Nurse is a Nurse…Yes and No!

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to describe “A Day in the Life of a… read more