Your Career In Healthcare
About This Show
Second only to your patients, your career in healthcare is of utmost importance to all healthcare professionals. Your Career in Healthcare is a series of informative programs that will help you make the most of your career from a business and employment perspective. The series will provide you with the information and perspective you need to make the most of your career and practice choices.
Most Recent Episode
Improving Patient Care through Health & Nursing Informatics
Host: Tim Rush
Guest: Teresa MacGregor PhD, ARNP
Guest: Roberta Christopher, EdD, MSN, ARNP, NE-BC, CHTS-CP
Federal regulations requiring the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) spurred the need for the healthcare industry to assess processes and employee skill sets relative to maintaining proper electronic records and improving patient care and safety outcomes. As a healthcare professional, it's likely that your job is affected every day by tasks or information related to health informatics. Because of the breadth of the health informatics industry and the depth of its impact on medical facilities throughout the country, we have interviewed some of the industry’s thought leaders on the practice of health informatics and nursing informatics. Dr. Christopher is an ANCC board certified nurse executive, and is board certified as a healthcare technology specialist clinician/practitioner consultant (CHTS-CP) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She is also an active member of the AHIMA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Dr. Christopher was credentialed by EPIC in electronic health record (EMR) report writing and inpatient clinical documentation. She had further training in EPIC hospital outpatient departments, Stork (maternal child module), ASAP (emergency department module), BEACON (oncology module), research, and business intelligence reporting during her tenure overseeing a nursing informatics department and co-facilitating an EPIC EMR go ...