We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/29 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Cathy Turner (@MEDITECH_Nurses) and Ashley Dauwer (@amariedauwer) from @MEDITECH on the topic of “How Nursing Informatics is Changing the Healthcare Landscape.”
When it comes to treating patients, there is one constant: the critical role that nurses play in delivering quality care. As care becomes more complex and stretches far beyond the acute hospital walls, nursing roles will continue to evolve. The nursing informaticist role emerged at the unique junction between healthcare and technology. Nursing informaticists are essential because they serve as an advocate between nurses directly caring for patients and information technology experts, helping to implement and optimize information technology to transform healthcare.
Two weeks ago hundreds of nurses convened at MEDITECH’s annual Nurse Forum. Year after year I am impressed with how our community of nurses come together to discuss how new technologies can address challenges and obstacles facing nurses today. It’s important for nurses to leverage events and social media to network, share successes, and demonstrate how they are embracing technology to impact patient care.
- Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Infographic
- How Nursing Informatics is Transforming Healthcare Today
- Nurses remain in critical role amid changes in healthcare
- How new nursing roles are shaping the future of healthcare
- How EHRs give time back to nurses
- 5 tools designed to prevent nurse burnout
Join us for a lively discussion at this week’s #HITsm chat as we explore these themes and discuss the following questions:
T1: What is nursing informatics and what does it mean to you? #HITsm
T2: How are nursing informaticists influencing changes in healthcare? #HITsm
T3: What technologies are improving patient care and nursing workflows? #HITsm
T4: What tips or advice do you have for new nursing informaticists? #HITsm
T5: How can social media help nurses in their healthcare career? #HITsm
Bonus: For the nurses, who is your biggest inspiration and why? For the non-nurses, name a nurse that inspires you and why. #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
7/6 – What’s the Future of Patient Communication?
Hosted by Lea Chatham (@LeaChatham)
7/13 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
7/20 – TBD
Hosted by Jared Jeffery (@Jk_Jeffery)
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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