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Clinical Informatics Organization Chart Library | Overview

Clinical Informatics Organization Chart Library Overview As health systems consider reorganizing their clinical structure or implementing new ideas, Scottsdale Institute’s Clinical Informatics Org Chart Library is a great place to look at how like-minded, like-sized peer groups are organizing and thriving. While we realize no single organization’s structure is right for everyone, this library may offer experienced examples and innovative...

Diagnostic Errors and Health Informatics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Paul Epner, CEO and Co-Founder, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.  Diagnostic Errors, i.e., failures to provide an accurate and timely explanation for a patient’s problem, are the most significant patient safety issue today, causing more morbidity and mortality than all other patient safety problems combined.  Informatics will certainly have a significant role in improving the situation, but today...

Structure and Function of a High Performance Clinical Informatics Department at Eastern Maine

April Giard, DNP, APN, NEA-BC, VP & CNIO, Eastern Maine Healthcare System, and Angela R. Tiberio, MD, Physician Executive, Impact Advisors, LLC. If you've seen one Informatics Department you've seen one Informatics  Department! Several years ago, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) committed to establishing a dedicated, fully-staffed and system-wide Clinical Informatics Department. As healthcare informatics/technology now enters an exciting new...

The Role of IT and Informatics in Transformation at Saint Vincent Health/Ascension

Randy Cox, MBA, SVP/CIO, St. Vincent Health Indiana.  In cooperation between the Office of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Information Officer, St Vincent Health - a statewide Ascension ministry in Indiana - has been launching a collaboration of clinicians and clinical/technical IT staff known as the Office Of Clinical Transformation (OCT).  The OCT complements our clinician-led clinical...

Imaging Informatics: Transition from Radiology to the Enterprise at Scottsdale Healthcare

James Whitfill, MD, CMO, Scottsdale Health Partners:  Imaging, once a radiology function for image capture, storage and display, is evolving to the Enterprise.  With this brings opportunity to extend image management technologies to other departments, and to apply IT processes like SOA and IT Service Management to PACS, and image enable the EMR.  Dr. Whitfill discusses how the visual...

Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College

Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, Executive Director Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College. Healthcare informatics is an important component of federal healthcare policy. The new Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Healthcare Informatics Policy aims to improve health and healthcare through the research, education, innovation and use of informatics and technology. Learn about what we can...

Norton Healthcare ACO Development and Informatics Implications

Steve Heilman, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Norton Healthcare. In 2009, Norton Healthcare and Humana, Inc. began working together to develop the first commercial Accountable Care Organization in the region.This joint effort represents one of four national pilot sites for the Brookings-Dartmouth ACO Pilot Project. The ACO model establishes incentives for health systems to increase quality and efficiency, better...

How Hospital CIOs Can Embrace Translational Informatics

Keith Strier, JD, Rosemary Ferdinand, PhD, and Mitch Morris, MD, Principals, Deloitte Consulting LLP. There is growing recognition that the field of medicine must absorb innovation more quickly. Accelerating the translational cycle - the path from discovery to dissemination - requires both organizational re-alignment and technical investments. This cycle involves moving knowledge from the bench to the bedside to...

A Case Study in Defining the Nurse Informatics Specialist Role

Mimi Hassett, MS, RN, FHIMSS, Director of Clinical Informatics, Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, MA, describes how nursing can optimally lead and support the successful integration of information systems, including development, implementation and enhancing the user experience. The issues, impacts and influences on the definition of such roles are discussed, as are tools such as job description analysis, employment and...