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  • That moment a nurse never forgets

    Kerry D. Bruning
    May 05, 2016

    Every nurse has at least one eye-opening experience that changes them forever. One of mine happened in a pediatric oncology unit almost 20 years ago. I was taking care of a seven-year-old boy, Jack*, who was recovering from a bone marrow transplant. Weakened by intense radiology and chemotherapy treatments, he had been unresponsive for several days. Despite his illness, Jack was an optimist. He was raising money to buy a bicycle so he could ride home from Read more…

  • Creating opportunities in clinical informatics education

    Jennifer MacGregor
    April 28, 2016

    Sir William Osler, the Canadian physician frequently described as the Father of Modern Medicine, was an innovator in medical training. He created the first residency program for specialties and introduced bedside clinical training as part of physician education. He once said: Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses…Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert. Read more…

  • EHRs help bedside caregivers provide better care with higher satisfaction

    Steven Shaha
    May 13, 2015

    Bedside caregivers provide most direct care for patients, from monitoring and continuity – no one seems to argue with that assertion. Still most electronic health records (EHRs) focus primarily on the combination of organizational performance and doctor-related costs of care, clinical decision efficacy, error reduction and documentation. What bedside caregivers do and need is often an afterthought. The healthcare industry needs the powerful impact of EHRs that help bedside clinicians more. EHRs need to Read more…

  • 3 EHR improvements nurses most want to see

    Kerry D. Bruning
    May 07, 2015

    HIMSS Analytics conducted a survey of nurses, uncovering what they like (and what they don’t like) about electronic health records (EHRs). One of the results shocked me: about 15% nurses wanted to go back to paper-based medical records, and another 15% said they weren’t sure if they’d go back or not. Read more…

  • What nurses like most (and least) about today’s EHRs

    Kerry D. Bruning
    May 05, 2015

    In honor of International Nurses Day (May 12) and Nurses Week in the U.S. this week, Allscripts is highlighting the results of a recent HIMSS Analytics survey. We wanted to know: What do nurses really think of electronic health records (EHRs)? I’m encouraged that the results were generally positive. Read more…

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