Surfing the Patient-Generated Health Data Tsunami

Originally posted on HIMSS Blog:
By Mark Johnson Mark H. Johnson, RN-BC, MHA, CPHIMS is an account executive with Iatric Systems.  He has more than 16 years of nursing experience, including 12 years of nursing informatics practice.  Mark’s nursing background includes psychiatric, cardiac and oncology practice.  Mark has a passion for medication reconciliation tools, clinician…

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ABCD: Connectors, Conductors & Circuit Breakers

Originally posted on Nurture Development:
This is the first of 3 blogs in which Cormac will be exploring issues of citizenship, power and democracy and what these mean to asset based community development. Recently an ABCD Community Builder in Gloucestershire commented that in the neighbourhoods where he works there are three kinds of people: 1.…

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12 Years as a slave

Originally posted on thinkpurpose:
This is from the book “12 Years as a slave” by Solomon Northup, describing how cotton picking was managed on the plantation. “An ordinary day’s work is two hundred pounds. A slave who is accustomed to picking, is punished, if he or she brings in a less quantity than that. There…

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Good Leaders are Made of These: Who am I to Disagree?

As I am soon to reach the milestone of 10 years working in the NHS, I thought I would reflect back on one of the most pivotal factors that has influenced my overall experience: Leadership. I approached the selection of this topic with some caution – I am  sure most people are probably sick to…

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2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog: Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

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Humility

Humility is defined as ‘…having a clear perspective, and therefore respect, for one’s place in context.’ As we enter into winter months, I am drawn into a sunny and nostalgic trip down memory lane where I learnt my first lessons on humility. The approaching festive season reminds me of the excitement I used to feel…

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EHI Live 2013

Originally posted on The Great Balancing Act:
Last week was a busy one, i was at EHI Live 2013 in Birmingham on Tuesday and Wednesday and wisely for once chose to take the rest of the week as leave to recover: i predict many of you that know me just fell off your chairs reading…

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CCIO: Crossing the Chasm

In summer 2011, E-Health Insider luanched the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) Campaign. It called for NHS organisations to consider appointing a CCIO to champion Information Communication Technology (ICT) projects and the use of information to improve healthcare. On the first of September 2013, I took off my cloak of clinical manager to don a new set…

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Do Better

Its been one of those hectic weeks with plenty of surprises. Most of the clinical team that I manage have been on summer annual leave so I have had the pleasure of stepping in their shoes to offer clinical support to the people using our service.  I have to say that this was a good…

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Nurses Call to Action to Realize Sharable, Comparable Data

Originally posted on HIMSS Blog:
In spite of our best collective efforts, and after decades of implementing electronic health records, nurses still can’t consistently use EHR data for research, or for reporting quality and patient safety outcomes. This concern was the focus of an invitational conference that I participated in this week at the University of…

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The Power of Connection

I think it’s a very exciting time to be working in health and social care. Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals are often the first point of contact for anyone in need of health and social care around the clock, 24 hours the day of every week for 365 days every year. Recent…

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The Trials & Tribulations of Developing Health Apps: Part 2

Developing a Mental Health App: ‘My Journey’ Why Did We Build My Journey? In my role as a mental health nurse I have been entrusted with young people’s deepest fears and hopes about their mental health. Several of those accessing our Early Intervention in Psychosis service expressed their wish for a way to identify mental health…

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