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Co-hosted with HIMSS: Transforming Nursing Practice – Clinical Systems and the Nursing Unit of the Future
April 27, 2005, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Jon Burns, Senior Executive for Information Technology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland. Partnerships between Clinical and IT professionals are critical in developing and implementing clinical applications that make a difference. Jon discusses the Cleveland Clinic strategy for the implementation of its EMR, used by 1200 physicians in their daily ambulatory practices, and the EMR implementation in the Acute Care setting (1000 beds). He also describes how development of the Nursing Unit of the future has created an operational laboratory to test concepts, workflows, devices, and decisions before a large scale rollout. Finally he reviews the long term plan of the EMR for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, encompassing the 8 community hospitals in NE Ohio and 2 hospitals and clinics in SE Florida.