The Role of Clinical Informatics in Technology Projects

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My past two posts have focused on how technology implementations are complex collaborative experiences that require the use of a cross functional teams. Each team member brings expertise and experience from their area of focus. The Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (or a Clinical Informaticist) is emerging as a key contributor in complex collaborative technology projects....

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How to create effective sustainable on-going improvement.

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We received an inquiry from a hospital asking how we work with clients to create effective sustainable cross functional teams, once the excitement of the complex collaboration is complete. It is normal after a launch, when the individual thrill is gone and hospital staff are using the technology on a daily basis, to settle into...

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Technology Collaboration

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Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce or create something new. The definition is 1+1=3. When two or more work together their ability to create is exponentially enhanced.   That is the great theory of collaboration – the ideal of something greater in scope then what one mind can create. The reality of collaboration is...

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Patient Experience Record: Birth of a New Market Space

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In the latest Gartner article, the phrase “Patient Experience Record” (PER) was used to define an emerging market space. The definition of this new market space is varied in the industry as many are still endeavoring to define the phrase Patient Experience. Some see it as a simple look at patient feedback, which is a qualitative...

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Focused Analytics – How does an individual impact the organizations strategic initiatives?

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As many of you know my husband had a heart attack in December. Since then we have had a lot of life style changes focused on better help. After the heart attack we were given a “prescription” for activity to help improve his health – in fact he was prescribed to go to the gym...

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Aperum® Journey

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We celebrated the birthday of our product Aperum® this week.  This is a nostalgic blog – don’t look for any earth shattering statements on the state of healthcare, clinical communications industry, or future of data. This one is for my team and for all the people who believed in us and gave us a shot.   Thank...

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Nurse Call Reporting vs Analytics Engine

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On occasion we are asked – why can’t my nurse call do this?  Why do I need a separate analytics engine?  Shouldn’t my nurse call platform provide this level of analytics…..well, maybe….but in reality it’s kind of like comparing a tractor to a zero turn mower.  Stop laughing……and I will tell you the story. When...

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7 things I have learned starting a company

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7 years…..My LinkedIn profile popped up that it’s Sphere3®’s 7 year Anniversary.  I spent some time reflecting on this over the weekend….a young lady asked me what it was like to start and own a company.  I told her – It’s kind of like having your first child.  You are excited, planning, and trying to...

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Innovation Eats at the Roots of Existing Markets

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Integration and Interoperability is often the bane of the hospitals existence as they work to identify best of breed providers that enable their vision.   This week I watched in the wings with a hospital client as some big players flexed their muscles at one another…annoyed…who really won?  I am sure one of these giants will...

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Leading with Your WHY

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As leaders we are called upon to build a level of energy and passion that others are not willing to or able to create in themselves.  A transformational leader is one who can go into a group or organization and change the energy level – yes, I said energy and I know that sounds fluffy...

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