It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Houston ANIA Chapter. Coming back from the National ANIA Conference in New Orleans, we were "jazzed" up to share what we learned along with the 468 in attendance.
The 2017 Tracks surrounded areas of:
Many of the buzz was how to extend to the bedside staff in terms of not only knowledge of informatics but also ownership of once was known to be driven by IT departments. In addition, going from "emotional intelligence" to "team intelligence".
Those that represented the Greater Houston Chapter at the National ANIA Conference were the following:
Also, we had great representation in poster presentations:Poster Presenter: Jonathan Gecomo, MSN, RN, CVRN IIFacility: CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterTitle: Leveraging Technology to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Poster Presenters: Adrian Bituin, BSN, RN & Liana Larson, BSN, RNFacility: North Cypress Medical CenterTitle: Medication Reconciliation: The Electronic Evolution
Poster Presenter: Regina Wysocki, MS, RNFacility: Memorial Hermann Health SystemTitle: Identifying Acute MI patients via the use of an embedded EHR quality measure
Consider submitting for next year's ANIA Conference in Florida:Call for Oral Presentation Abstracts - open until June 30, 2017Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts - open until December 15, 2017
At our Houston - ANIA meeting held earlier this month, we shared this information in our April Meeting. In addition, we had a great discussion with our presenters Dr. Okafor, MD, MS, CMQ, Associate VP & CMIO – Acute Care Services for the Memorial Hermann Health System and Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, myself and Regina Wysocki, MS, RN both Clinical Information Analyst at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center surrounding the topic, "For the Nursing Informaticist: "Making sense of the customer's request for better patient outcomes"
Next time you receive a request to change something. . ask yourself, "What problem are you trying to solve?"