What needs to happen when a new department comes on board in a healthcare organization? The ultimate guide to launching a new Health IT department.Read more
Can social media really help you get a job in healthcare technology? You bet! Pick up some tips here for your healthcare IT job search.Read more
If you want to get into Healthcare IT, a clear path may be to move from another hospital department into IT…Read more
Clinical Terminology For Healthcare IT. Learn key clinical terms that can help if you are a technical person who wants to know more about Healthcare IT.Read more
In a hospital IT department, it’s important to have an understanding of the medical devices that are being used in your organization. Many of those devices communicate data to and from many other systems, including electronic medical records. IT staff will work with the device engineers and Biomed technicians to configure communications settings, validate data, and refine workflow tasks.
While most of the companies covered here have operations and products outside the device area (sometimes many), some don’t have much of a connection to a hospital IT department.
This post explains what discrete data is, and why you should care. Healthcare data can be life and death, so this is important.Read more
What is a bidirectional interface? Explains the concept using the example of an immunization registry, labs, and medication dispenses.Read more
Three powerful step-by-step Excel skills with pics that you can use in a Healthcare IT setting. 1) Find duplicates, 2) Format data, 3) import a text file.Read more
What is a Legacy System and why should you care? This can be your first break into healthcare IT.Read more
What Is An SME? A Subject Matter Expert in Healthcare IT provides support and advocacy for the end-users of clinical software. They are important members of software implementation projects. Becoming a SME can help your career…Read more
Alert fatigue in Healthcare is a symptom of improperly configured technology systems that present excessive, false, or irrelevant warnings, leading users to mentally tune them out over time. This can lead to dangerous outcomes for patients and clinical users…Read more
The Physician Champion is a physician who has chosen to take on the role of liaison between a group of clinical users and the technical staff who implements technology. They are critical to the success of complex clinical technology projects…Read more
What is the Triple Aim? The Triple Aim in Healthcare is a concept put forward by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that is intended to drive Healthcare providers to simultaneously implement programs…Read more
In 1994, a nurse at Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas had an epiphany. She realized that the ubiquitous use of barcode scanning in other industries might be able to help with the administration of medications in a clinical setting. The backdrop for her idea was an alarming number of medical errors, estimated to cause between 44,000-98,000 deaths each year.Read more
In 2013 the Washington State Hospital Association launched a technology program called EDIE, which stands for Emergency Department Information Exchange. About 30 hospitals participated in a type of health technology exchange, in which details about ED visits were collected by the EDIE system. The system revealed widespread abuse by patients who overused the ER…Read more