Who’s Minding the (Data) Store?

By Denise Hammel

The shift in focus toward population-level data analysis and modeling has increased industry-wide. However, as the focus shifts toward macro data, we are noticing the glaringly obvious gaps in integrity of what is being mined. Who’s ultimately looking at the data origin? Who’s accountable to ensure that data provided to so many external systems possess…

Nursing: The Gateway for Informatics

By Denise Hammel

I can recall sitting in an undergraduate nursing course and being instructed that Nurses are the gatekeepers to healthcare for patients. I have often reflected on that idea and throughout the course of my professional career, been reminded of the truth of that statement. Nursing is – for many patients – the discipline they interact…

Who Should Own Technology

By Janine Gesek

Our nursing professional standards and practices are something that we keep with us as we begin our day (or next shift) of patient care. We may even be thinking about any new competencies or skills that may be needed to keep us proficient in our work. Do you arrive at work embracing the fact that…

Clinical Informatics Governance

By Denise Hammel

Great article published by Oxford Press for AMIA explores Nursing Informatics Governance models and provides a research-backed approach for demonstrating a shared governance approach for making the model actionable. Check out the article here.

Informatics: Strategy Before Technology

By Denise Hammel

Within the Standards and Scope of Informatics Practice, the authors cite Benner, Hooper-Kyriadkidis, and Stannard (2011) concept of “Thinking-in-action” as a key approach to the administration of care. This is an important concept in light of the technology used in clinical practice today and how that technology might avow or disavowal itself to this ideal.…

Informatics’ Changing Landscape

By Denise Hammel

Are you ready? On December 2, 2014, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) released the revised Standards and Scope of Practice for Nursing Informatics. These revised standards come at a pivotal point when organizations are examining their informatics department: Do we have the right people to implement advanced EHR concepts? Do we have the right…