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Category Archives: News and Commentaries

News and Commentaries tackles the latest news and issues surrounding the nursing informatics world.

Horrible Bosses…Are You Ready For One?

Somebody ask me today about the best way to deal with a bad boss. Maybe her boss is a bad leader, a jerk, plain incompetent or all of the above. I am sure most of you have seen one. I am sure some of you had one, or currently working for one. As a NurseContinue Reading

What’s going to happen if we will cross Grand Theft Auto with Healthcare? (the gamification of healthcare)

Are you familiar with Grand Theft Auto? If not, then ask your 3 year old son. GTA is a role playing/ simulation game available on PS3 and other popular gaming platforms. The game is equipped with a powerful Artificial Intelligence to appropriately respond to the player’s actions. You can drive drunk, violate the speed limit,Continue Reading

A Free EMR and a Dog named Freud

Raymond Zakhari is a tech savvy nurse practitioner. He is using one of many free web based Electronic Health Records application. Practice Fusion is a full featured EHR and practice management software. Here’s what they say about their product:   Practice Fusion is a Free EHR solution: Charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, a comprehensive EHR and practiceContinue Reading

IBM will market and implement “smart room” technology developed by the University of P

  IBM will market and implement “smart room” technology developed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Created by UPMC three years ago, the high-tech SmartRoom was first deployed at UPMC Shadyside. As part of the set-up, clinicians wear ultrasound tags that identify them and display their names on a wall-mounted monitor visible to patients.Continue Reading