National Nurses Week, Preview of SIIM Meeting, Health IT News Roundup

National Nurses Week, Preview of HIIM Conference and Health IT News Round UP

Dr. Nick van Terheyden
Voice of the Doctor #VoiceoftheDr
LinkedIn Profile, Twitter: @drnic1

This month on Voice of the Doctor: National Nurses Week, News Round Up and a Preview of SIIM Meeting. 

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May 11
May 6 – 12 is National Nurses Week. In honor of this I will be talking with Karen Kirby, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE who has over 25 years of experience in healthcare administration and has held top-level nursing and hospital administration positions, and serves as an Associate at the Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership within Boston’s Harvard healthcare community.

We will be joined by Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, who is the President & CEO of the Sedona group and has just completed a Documentary Feature Film “Wise Women of Sedona“. We will be talking about nurses and their impact in the healthcare system, the rise of the Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) and the current project they are both working on Nurses the Movie: An in-depth exploration of the complexity, challenges, sorrows and joys of being a nurse, seen through the voices and lives of nurses today.

You can see more on this Facebook page – ON Nursing Excellence.

May 18
News Round up of latest news and events with a discussion on Designing a Better Healthcare System that included some great suggestions including:

  • Getting all the stakeholders in the room
  • Design for failure because it is going to happen
  • Riding the Motivation Wave
  • Data + Design + Innovation = Better Health, and
  • The patient of the Future won’t want today’s Healthcare

May 25
Preview of the upcoming Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine SIIM (#SIIM12) meeting scheduled for Jun 7 – 10 in Orlando
Bob Fleming, Director for Radiology Systems as Nuance Communications will be joinging me to discuss the latest innovations, technologies, and science in the imaging informatics community being presented at SIIM. The theme this year “Strategic Innovation through Enterprise Image Management”.

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