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Category: Nursing


Who Commits Drug Diversion and Why?

By JoAnne Myhre, CPhT, BA, and Ann Byre, PharmD, of Allina Health This is the fourth in a series of posts about drug diversion. Drug diversion can take on many different forms and faces, so it can be difficult to…

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News Corner: The Rise of the Informatics Nurse: HIMSS Survey

The results of the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurses Survey were released at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, which took place in Chicago, IL on April 12 – 16.   Nearly 600 C-suite executives,…

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CNIO = YES; Nurse CIOs are on the Rise!

Technology is a major investment for any healthcare institution.  Enlisting the right people to implement new technologies is vital to ensuring maximum value and impact.  When it comes to choosing technology to improve patient care, more facilities are turning to…

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How Drug Diversion Harms the Healthcare Facility and its Staff

By Seth Hartman, PharmD, Informatics Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University This is the third in a series of posts about drug diversion. Drug diversion in hospitals and other healthcare facilities not only puts patients at risk—it also harms…

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How Hospital Drug Diversion Puts Patients at Risk

By Seth Hartman, PharmD, Informatics Pharmacist at Oregon Health and Science University. This is the second in a series of posts about drug diversion. When healthcare workers divert drugs, it causes great harm to patients. Drug diversion is an ongoing…

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The Connected Healthcare System: Interoperability Impacts the Way Clinicians Work

Interoperability has been a trending buzzword for several years, and early hopes suggested it would be far more advanced than it is today.   According to HIMSS,  interoperability is defined as systems and devices being able to exchange data, and interpret…

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Nursing + Technology = Nursing Informatics

Technology is playing an increasingly larger role in the way healthcare facilities operate. For better or worse, nurses are among the most affected by the benefits and pitfalls of technology. As such, it makes sense for a facility to have…

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Drug Diversion 101: What You Need to Know

This is the first of a series of articles about drug diversion. Drug diversion by healthcare workers is a multi-faceted, serious issue that has a number of consequences. Not only is the person committing drug diversion affected, the healthcare institution, patients and…

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Decline in Hospital Acquired Conditions

According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, the number of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) declined by 17% between 2010 and 2013, which translates into saving more than 50,000 lives. The report, which measured the success of hospitals…

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