Print Page | Sign In | Register
HIT: Healthcare Information Technology

TNA and TONE Collaboration

In 2010, Texas Nurses Association stepped up efforts to enable the use of informatics in nursing practice and education in Texas for the sake of safer, higher quality patient care. The TNA Board of Directors created a Health Information Technology (HIT) Task Force and in concert with the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) appointed members from each organization to serve, among them some of Texas’ noted nursing informaticists.

Over 1,150 Nurse Participants

In 2014, the HIT Committee was charged with examining how Texas nurses across the state were affected by electronic health records. The committee established baseline measures of satisfaction, suggested improvement strategies and evaluated their impact.

This information will inform statewide efforts to improve the use of HIT for nurses and associated stakeholders. In addition, findings will be used to inform health care organizations about the current experience of Texas nurses with clinical information system and EHR implementation. The report may also be used as a foundation for future studies and comparisons with national benchmarks.


Webinar Archive

Drivers of Health Information Technology

Objectives

Define Health Information Technology its role in organizations.

  • IT role in healthcare settings
  • Nursing role in HIT
  • Health IT policy

Explain the purpose and requirements for "Meaningful Use" for hospitals and ambulatory practices

  • American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)
  • Provider requirements
  • Hospital and practice setting requirements

Discuss impact of regulatory requirements on managing within HIT

  • Core measures, SCIP, other regulatory documentation
  • ICD10 and SNOMED
  • ePrescribing
  • CPOE: computer provider order entry

Presented by Susan McBride, PhD, RN

McBride focuses on methods development for implementing, evaluating and utilizing large health care data sets and health information technology that can improve patient safety and quality within the health care delivery system.  Since 2009, she has been a professor and clinical researcher with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center supporting doctor of nursing practice courses that include informatics, statistics, epidemiology, and a population health at the organizational and public policy level.

Nursing Informatics and Emerging Roles for Nurses in Health

Objectives

Discuss the role of nursing informatics within professional nursing practice models

  • Review definition of nursing informatics
  • Trends within nursing informatics

Describe opportunities for nursing practice within the scope of Health IT

  • Electronic health record
  • Practice settings
  • Other systems
  • Standardization of nursing processes
  • Access to resources and information

Define ways for nurses to promote professional practice within nursing informatics

  • Training and support
  • Formal education opportunities
  • Integrating clinical practice with technology

Presented by Mari Tietze, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS

Tietze is board certified by ANCC in informatics nursing, Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management System Society and associate professor at Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing - Dallas Center. She has taught nursing and informatics, implemented clinical computer systems and, in her role as director of Nursing Research and Informatics for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council - Education and Reseach Foundation, deployed a three-year technology implementation project on behalf of an awarded National Institute of Health grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Legal Aspects of Documenting in the Electronic Health Record

Objectives

  • Analyze electronic components of the legal medical record
  • Discuss how electronic nursing documentation impacts compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Identify best practice guidelines for nursing documentation in the electronic health record

Presented by Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC

Currently chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources, Mitchell oversees for THR the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR). At one time an ICU RN, Mitchell has worked in nursing informatics for more than 10 years at the hospital level. She is a frequently sought-after presenter on nursing’s use of the EHR, as well as professional practice in nursing informatics.

Unintended Consequences of Using Electronic Health Records

Objectives

Discuss safety advantages of the electronic health record in promoting quality care

  • Legibility
  • Access to patient record
  • CPOE/Order Sets- evidenced based, linked to reference data, alerts
  • ePrescribing
  • Clinical decision support and data analysis

Define unintended consequences and how they impact nursing documentation in the EHR

  • Anticipate-unanticipated
  • Desirable- undesirable
  • Reasons for occurrence
  • Impact of meaningful use

Explore ways to manage unintended consequences to reduce safety risks to patients

  • Governance
  • Training
  • Workflow optimization
  • Accountability
  • Reporting

Explain state and federal measures to monitor and reduce safety concerns with the EHR

    Managing product development issues
  • State and national reporting databases
  • Development of safety standards

Presented by Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC and Mari Tietze, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS

Currently chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources, Mitchell oversees for THR the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR). At one time an ICU RN, Mitchell has worked in nursing informatics for more than 10 years at the hospital level. She is a frequently sought-after presenter on nursing’s use of the EHR, as well as professional practice in nursing informatics.

Tietze is board certified by ANCC in informatics nursing, Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management System Society and associate professor at Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing - Dallas Center. She has taught nursing and informatics, implemented clinical computer systems and, in her role as director of Nursing Research and Informatics for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council - Education and Reseach Foundation, deployed a three-year technology implementation project on behalf of an awarded National Institute of Health grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Collaboration Among Quality, Patient Safety and Health IT to Effect Safe EHR Use

Objectives

  • Discuss three (3) key specialty areas in nursing important to safe, effective electronic health records deployment
  • Describe how each of these specialty areas contributes expertise to electronic health records deployment
  • Analyze operational models in these specialty areas
  • Describe emerging resources available to clinicians to support collaborative models addressing patient safety and quality as it relates to use of electronic health records
  • Outline steps that clinicians can take to access and use these emerging resources most appropriately

Presented by Mari Tietze, PhD, RN, BC, FHIMSS and Susan McBride, PhD, RN

Tietze is board certified by ANCC in informatics nursing, Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management System Society and associate professor at Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing - Dallas Center. She has taught nursing and informatics, implemented clinical computer systems and, in her role as director of Nursing Research and Informatics for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council - Education and Reseach Foundation, deployed a three-year technology implementation project on behalf of an awarded National Institute of Health grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

McBride focuses on methods development for implementing, evaluating and utilizing large health care data sets and health information technology that can improve patient safety and quality within the health care delivery system.  Since 2009, she has been a professor and clinical researcher with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center supporting doctor of nursing practice courses that include informatics, statistics, epidemiology, and a population health at the organizational and public policy level.

Nursing Solutions for Common Health IT Challenges

Objectives

  • Identify trends for nursing informatics roles and how they align with health
    care reform
  • Describe opportunities for nurse informaticists to impact solutions in various
    practice settings
  • List three areas of health IT care delivery commonly impacted by nursing
    informatics
  • Discuss how an interprofessional approach can optimize solutions to
    common health IT challenges 

Presented by Mari Tietze, PhD, RN, BC, FHIMSS and Donna Montgomery, BSN, MBA, RN-BC

Tietze is board certified by ANCC in informatics nursing, Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management System Society and associate professor at Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing - Dallas Center. She has taught nursing and informatics, implemented clinical computer systems and, in her role as director of Nursing Research and Informatics for the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council - Education and Reseach Foundation, deployed a three-year technology implementation project on behalf of an awarded National Institute of Health grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Montgomery is system director of Nursing and Patient Care Informatics for the Baylor Health Care System. In that role, she is responsible for providing leadership, consultation and coordination of clinical informatics processes and integration with system-wide clinical information technology strategies. She also provides oversight across the Baylor system of the clinical informatics teams that implement the electronic information systems that support delivery of patient care. Montgomery is board certified in nursing informatics, has held many nursing leadership roles in oncology administration, patient safety, quality and informatics.

Transforming Digital Data into Useful Information

Objectives

  • Explain the national agenda for meaningful use of electronic data to drive down the cost and improve quality in the US
  • Discuss levels of measurement (categorical, continuous scale, or ordinal) and their relationship to importance for correctly analyzing (i.e. “deriving meaningful use from”) health care data.
  • Describe the challenges of utilizing data from the clinical setting and outline specific steps to address those challenges.
  • Describe a specific example of a metric used in a dynamic feedback loop that demonstrates the challenges of transforming data derived from the clinical setting.

Presented by Susan McBride, PhD, RN, Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, Marisa Valdes, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Richard Gilder, MS, RN-BC

Optimizing Communications with Information Technology: Creating the Environment Conducive to True Progress

Objectives

The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge base of registered nurses in the area of promoting constructive communication between the RN and IT development team in an effort to decrease barriers and support patient safety and quality initiatives as evidenced by the development of facility-level outcome measurements that evaluate IT project success.

Presented by Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, Donna Montgomery, BSN, MBA, RN-BC

Mitchell is currently chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources and oversees for THR the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR). At one time an ICU RN, Mitchell has worked in nursing informatics at the hospital level for more than 10 years. She is a frequently sought after presenter on nursing’s use of the EHR, as well as professional practice in nursing informatics.

Montgomery is currently system director of Nursing and Patient Care Informatics for the Baylor Health Care System. In that role, she is responsible for providing leadership, consultation and coordination of clinical informatics processes and integration with system-wide clinical information technology strategies. She also provides oversight across the Baylor system of the clinical informatics teams that implement the electronic information systems that support delivery of patient care. Montgomery is board certified in nursing informatics, has held many nursing leadership roles in oncology administration, patient safety, quality and informatics.

Texas Nurses Association

Texas Affiliate of ANA | 4807 Spicewood Springs Rd., Bldg 3, Austin TX

800.862.2022 | 512.452.0645 | tna@texasnurses.org