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Clinical Informatics Specialist: New Job and Tips To Become a Nerdy Nurse

I’m a Star Trek Nurse with the professional title of Clinical Informatics Specialist.That’s what my husband calls nursing informatics: “Star Trek Nursing.” I’m going to work with the EMR software that hospitals use in order to provide and document care on patients. I will be working to build the user interfaces, change and customize it as needed, and implement any upgrades and changes.

Getting Into Nursing Informatics: HITECH EHR EMR Certification

With the implementation of meaningful use in healthcare, and the requirement of EHR for physicians by 2015, there is expected to be creation of 50,000 new jobs in healthcare informatics..HITECH workforce programs and the various grants and opportunities that have been created to meet the need.

Can an EMR be Beautiful? Artefact Thinks So

If you aren’t as nerdy of a nurse as I, then you may not appreciate the innovations that they are making in EMR and hospital apps. You may not get excited and admire the beauty of the clean lines, colors, and images that are presented. And I get that. I don’t understand your obsession with you dog or car, so I get you don’t see the same things I do in technology.

Nursing Informatics: It’s About the Bigger Picture

Becoming a nurse informaticist would allow me to be passionate about the things I love: technology and healthcare. I would be able to make a real difference in an organization by inspiring those around me to get excited about innovation and improvements. I just may be able to convince a few more nurses and doctors to look at the bigger picture when technology is involved. Don’t think about the here and now and the minor frustrations you are inconvenienced by, but think about the long term benefits that you and your patients will experience.

How to Land Your First Nursing Job

You’ve done it! You’ve graduated nursing school, passed your NCLEX and you’re ready and eager to start your first job as a real nurse. You want to be an excellent nurse, and you keep hearing about how nurses are so in demand. There is a massive nursing shortage, right? So why is that you still can’t seem to land your first gig as a nurse? If nurses are so in demand, then why is this so difficult? Many reasons compile, but mostly liability and cost. New …

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A Patient’s Family During a Code

It’s not uncommon to hear nurses making jokes or talking about completely unrelated topics during a code. It’s a coping mechanism. It’s not that they do not respect the patient or the crisis, but if we actually stopped to think about the fact that a life is in our hands, then we would not be nearly as efficient at our roles.

When a Headache Won’t Quit

I woke up with the worst headache I have ever experienced. I don’t get them very often. I can think of maybe 10 times in entire life when I’ve had one. Five of them in the last couple of years. I guess it’s a true sign of hold old a fart I am becoming.

5 Summer Cold Remedies For Kids

Summer colds are a total bummer; and so is not having a good remedy for it.Being a nerdy nurse and all, I am often asked to pass along valuable information. Sometimes it’s information that is just not very valuable. Other times the information has value, but I can’t bring myself to write anything about it worth reading. And honestly the 2 keep coming back here have me over a barrel, and I want to entertain you if at all possible… or at least avoid boring you …

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