May Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the May speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

 

Webinar title: SEPSIS: How Informatics Makes a Difference

When:   Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

 

Webinar Description:

The subject matter to be discussed in this webinar is how informatics facilitates the early detection and treatment of Sepsis.  Specific details and examples will be reviewed on how clinical informatics can facilitate the implementation of life saving measures, in a timely fashion, using what is available to all electronic healthcare systems. Discussion will include how informaticists take the available data and develop the tools to allow the data to become available to the clinician in a usable format.

 

 

Speakers: Ted McAllen, DNP (c), MBA, BSN, RN and Natasha Gasper, MBA, RRT

Ted McAllen, DNP (c), MBA, BSN, RN is the Director of Nursing Informatics at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH.  Ted is also Adjunct Faculty at Kent State University School of Nursing Graduate and Undergraduate programs where he teaches nursing informatics.  Ted has been at Akron General for eight years and has been actively involved in leading and facilitating the nursing division through the transitions of multiple McKesson upgrades and product optimizations as well as the implementation and transition of McKesson to Epic (Spring 2017).

Natasha Gasper, MBA, RRT is a Systems Administrator in the Nursing Informatics Department at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.  Her career focus has been predominantly in the Respiratory Therapy Department for 14 of her years at Akron General.   The past six years her focus has been in Nursing Informatics.   Natasha obtained her MBA from Malone University in May 2015. She facilitates process and workflow with development and build of physician order sets.

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April Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the April speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

 

Webinar title: Health Information Exchange in Long Term Care: Opportunities and Challenges

When:   Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

This webinar will review health information exchange (HIE), changing demographics and the need for sharing electronic health information with long term care, and the user experience of staff at one long term care site in early stages of sharing electronic data.

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Meehan

Dr. Meehan is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics (HI) at Kent State University.  She teaches Human Factors & Usability in HI, Inquiry and Assessment in HI, and Health Information Systems.  Dr. Meehan earned her B.S. in Biology at St. Mary’s College and then went on to Case Western Reserve University for both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology & Gerontology.  Dr. Meehan has worked for over 20 years doing applied research in health and aging.  She has been the Project Director and Senior Research Associate at Case Western’s School of Medicine, Case Western’s Department of Sociology, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, and Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society (IDEAS, Inc.).  Dr. Meehan compliments her academic research with industry knowledge in software development.  She worked in industry as a product manager and usability researcher for Intuit, Inc. and MRI Software, LLC for enterprise level systems.  Dr. Meehan’s research in health informatics is focused on improving usability of health information technology (Health IT), and Health IT use in long term post-acute care settings.  Dr. Meehan is the author of several publications and has presented at national and international conferences.  Most recently, she presented a paper entitled “New Frontiers:  Improving Long Term Care through Health Information Exchange” at the International Conference on Health Informatics, in Rome, Italy (February, 2016).  Dr. Meehan is an active member of HIMSS, AMIA, HFES-Healthcare, AHIMA-Long Term Care Post-Acute Care Collaborative and the HL-7 EHR Usability Workgroup.

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March Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the March speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

Webinar title: Modern Project Management for Healthcare IT

When:   Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

In today’s healthcare organizations, information technology has become ever more important to the work of caring for patients, conducting research and educating new caregivers. Once a peripheral concern, IT systems have moved into the center of the average caregiver’s daily life. Now the evaluation, installation and management of IT is at the center of healthcare operations. Project Managers play an increasingly important role in managing the organization’s time and energy spent in evaluating, acquiring and integrating new systems and tools in an already time-challenged environment.  This talk will highlight areas of PM practice that we at the Cleveland Clinic have found to be most helpful and compatible with a large academic healthcare institution’s technology project’s needs.

Speaker: Dr. Charlie Colosky

Charlie Colosky is a Director in the Information Technology Project Management Office of the Cleveland Clinic. He has more than 25 years experience in designing and leading operation improvement efforts and managing complex projects for a wide variety of organizations.

Previously, he was a Senior Project Manager at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, California where he led reengineering projects in operations. He also served as program manager for Apple Americas regional logistics and Global Supply Chain projects.

Before joining Apple, Charlie worked as a consultant specializing in operations design and kaizen-style improvement and lean operations. He worked as a manager at Ernst & Young, an associate of Kaizen Institute of America and founded Operations Development Associates, Inc. His clients included Aircast, Caterpillar, Ford, Forma Scientific, GM Europe, General Electric, Honeywell, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Robert Bosch and Upstate Cell Signaling.

He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and has continued his work in higher education as an advisor and guest lecturer for the Production Systems Lab at MIT and as an advisor to Purdue’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology program. He was Adjunct Instructor at Purdue where he designed and taught a class in high-performance work system design for the School of Mechanical Engineering.

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February Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the February speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

 

Webinar title: PHR to the ER ASAP

When:   Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

There has been tremendous progress in moving toward the vision of electronic medical records available where and when you need them. Within many hospitals and medical practices, the accessibility of stored health information including consults, x-rays, labs and other metadata has been greatly facilitated over what existed in the paper record era. Despite the successes, the cross-institutional sharing of data has lagged far behind. At the completion of this webinar you should know:

  1. Goals of Health IT
  2. Healthcare infrastructure underlying exchange of Personal Health Information (PHI).
  3. Problems with different infrastructure architectures.
  4. HIPAA rules relating to obtaining PHI.
  5. Reasons for Patient-Controlled Data.

Speaker: Dr. John Dorsky, MD FACS CPHIMS CHTS-CP WCC CWSP

Doctor and Surgeon for over 30 years with extensive knowledge of medical

technology and the latest advancements in the field. The combination has

allowed him understand the technical aspects of electronic health records (EHRs) and the impact that they have had on clinical care. He has had firsthand experience with the disrupted workflow that EHRs create and was instrumental in navigating solutions for a large provider by spearheading a project that integrated voice recognition software into operations, saving the hospital system over three million dollars in transcription costs. He has helped set up telemedicine resources for a local business. He is a patient advocate working to leverage the advances of electronic health records to create a safer health care delivery system. He continues to interact with businesses and leaders in the health care arena and has been influential and active in organizations focused on multiple aspects of health care delivery.

Information for joining the call can be found below:

Kent State HI Pulse Webinar

Topic: KSU NOHIMSS Webinar Series

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 11:45 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 713 030 610

Event address for attendees: https://kent.webex.com/kent/onstage/g.php?MTID=efc6e34b76c27fcd3f779a728c95b6190

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January Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the January speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

 

Webinar title: Using and Managing Information Technologies in Healthcare

When:   Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

 

Webinar Description:

There has been an acceleration of technologies in healthcare over the past decade. This webinar will bring two distinctly separate topics to light. First, it will help to understand how to engage and manage change for physicians when implementing technologies. Second, the advancing future of these technologies is the effective exchange of health information. Discussing these technologies and their impact will be included.

 

Speaker: Dr. Robert White

Robert White, MD is currently an Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at the Cleveland Clinic with responsibility for EHR integration, implementation, and optimization covering the clinic’s main campus and numerous other regional hospitals and ambulatory facilities. As a physician subject matter expert, he engages in multiple system-wide initiatives to improve and expand the use of technology.

He is the executive champion for the EHR Incentive Program and electronic clinical quality measure reporting efforts at Cleveland Clinic successfully attesting stage 1 and stage 2 for hundreds of providers and all system hospitals. Additional duties include all system-wide health information exchange efforts. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Over the past decade, he has served as the executive leader and champion for an array of clinical technology systems for both inpatient and ambulatory environments achieving high rates clinical system adoption through active physician engagement.

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Kent State HI Pulse Webinar

Topic: KSU NOHIMSS Webinar Series

Date and Time:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 11:30 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 719 055 109

Event password: This event does not require a password.

Event address for attendees: https://kent.webex.com/kent/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4a813b82015d839af7ef3aab20fbe543

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December Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the December speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

Webinar title: Why Information Systems Fail: Implementation Pitfalls & Problems

When:   Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

People, process and technology. All of these factors must be considered when the implementation of any new system is contemplated. What makes some systems successful and what makes some fail? Dr. Christine Hudak will discuss her research in this area focusing on the issues and concerns seen in putting a new system to the test. Whether it is a new EHR, a new Pharmacy system or a Public health system, there are common characteristics of success and failure. Based upon the work of Henry Lucas, this presentation will help you understand those characteristics and help you develop a roadmap to avoid failure.

Speaker: Dr. Christine Hudak 

Dr. Hudak is the concentration coordinator of Health Informatics at Kent State. She was previously an Associate Professor, the Director of the Master of Nursing Science in Nursing Informatics Program at Case Western Reserve University and the Director of NurseWeb. Dr. Hudak also worked for MetroHealth Medical Center as the Manager of User Support Systems and was instrumental in MetroHealth’s first system implementation.

Hudak is a member of several professional organizations, including American Medical Informatics Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society,  National Institutes of Health Informatics (Canada), American Nursing Informatics Association-CARING, American Society of Health Informatics Managers, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. She is currently the President of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society.

She is a peer reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Nursing Measurement, Journal of Professional Nursing, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Nursing Education Perspectives, and CIN: Computers, Informatics & Nursing. She is a rater for the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence System.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, her Masters of Education in post-secondary education from Cleveland State University and her doctorate in Urban Education Administration from Cleveland State University. She a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) and board certified in Nursing Informatics (RN-BC).

Information for joining the call can be found below:

Kent State HI Pulse Webinar

Topic: KSU NOHIMSS Webinar Series

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:30 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 714 696 730

Event password: This event does not require a password.

Event address for attendees: https://kent.webex.com/kent/onstage/g.php?MTID=e27d29fc0f352884ff171ad1574af60fe

Audio conference information

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November Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the November speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

Webinar title: Senge Archetypes to Facilitate Systems Analysis 

When:   Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

When IT systems are not aligned with clinical workflow there can arise system-level problems whose symptoms are amenable to quick fixes. System Archetypes are a framework for graphically depicting system problems such that the user better understands a more complete view of the problems in a way that makes root causes more evident, potentially leading to more sustainable corrective actions to flawed IT system implementation.

Speaker: Colin K. Drummond 

In January 2015, Dr. Drummond re-joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as Professor and Assistant Chair, to lead efforts in undergraduate education with a specific focus on expanding experiential design courses and professional practice preparation; he is also the Faculty Director for the Masters of Engineering and Management Program. Colin’s research on educational pedagogy, healthcare IT, entrepreneurship and innovation is balanced by translational research in biosensors and informatics, resulting in collaboration and secondary appointments in the School of Medicine and the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Most recently, Colin was with the School of Nursing. From 2008-2013, Colin was the Director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received his doctorate degree from Syracuse University in 1985 and an MBA in 1997. Professor Drummond spent 20 years in industry before joining CWRU in 2008.

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Kent State HI Pulse Webinar

Topic: Webinar with Colin Drummond

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:45 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 719 186 949

Event password: This event does not require a password.

Event address for attendees: https://kent.webex.com/kent/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed1877d2c8fef493d5a6a4cbb924c2a13

Audio conference information

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