Articles by Patricia McCartney, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Interoperability Standards and the Potential of Interoperability

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 41(3):189, May/June 2016.

As any nurse who uses an electronic medical record knows, interoperability between systems is a huge problem. While caring for one patient, a nurse may have to interact with multiple systems, none of which “talk to each other”, requiring a significant amount of duplicate documentation, extra time, risk of error, and overall unneeded frustration. Measures of progress on interoperability for nursing are discussed and a general update is provided by our HIT expert Dr. McCartney.

mHealth and Collecting Research Data From Patients With Mobile Tablet Apps

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(6):397, November/December 2015.

There are many opportunities for researchers for using mobile tablet apps to engage patients and collect data. Our IT expert, Dr. McCartney, explains the latest on this exciting trend.

Robotic Journalism and Nursing

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(5):330, September/October 2015.

Robotic journalism is the use of software algorithms designed to generate written articles. Summarized structured quantifiable data are key content in healthcare communications. New journalism technology may soon challenge nurse authors and editors to incorporate robot generated content. Will we be reading nursing literature generated by robots in the near future?

Downloading Electronic Health Record Data With a Blue Button or Green Button

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(3):197, May/June 2015.

Health information technology can support personalized and effective care with the development of a Green Button download of similar patients.

Texting Protected Health Information in Healthcare

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(1):61, January/February 2015.

Texting protected health information can be quick and convenient, however there is important information nurses need to know to be fully compliant with standards and guidelines from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Smart Phones Transform Patient-Centered Telemedicine

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(6):382, November/December 2014.

It's amazing how much telemedicine has progressed in the last decade. Our expert in health information technology provides an update on the current state of telemedicine and what can be expected in the future.

Human Factors, Usability, and the Electronic Health Record

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(5):333, September/October 2014.

The process described to evaluate usability of the electronic health record (EHR) does not seem to have been a part of the development of many of the EHRs that nurses use every day, but is needed to improve experience of users and quality of data entered and subsequently reviewed.

Evidence for Practice With Smart Infusion Pumps

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(4):270, July/August 2014.

Smart pumps are recommended by safety experts to prevent errors in intravenous medication administration. Are you using these health information technology devices to their full potential?

Mobile Technology for Parent Tracking of Child Health

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(2):133, March/April 2014.

Are parents asking you about mobile applications they can use to keep track of their childrens' health? Or are they telling you about the applications they are using?

Evidence on Electronic Health Record Documentation Time

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(2):121, March/April 2013.

There is a significant gap in knowledge related to the process, time involved, potential benefits, and possible negative implications of EHR documentation by nurses.

Twitter at a Nursing Conference

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(6):402, November/December 2012.

Nurses are using Twitter at conferences to share information, acknowledge colleagues, plan and announce events, and network.

Global Maternal-Child Mobile Health

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(5):347, September/October 2012.

Mobile health is transforming global health care practice, especially among low resource countries with poor maternal-child health outcomes.

School Nursing and Telehealth

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 31(5):333, September/October 2006.

How about this? Your child gets ill at school, but because of telehealth capabilities, he can be examined by a physician or nurse via the computer, thus reducing school absence. Learn more here.

Interdisciplinary Networking About Patient Safety

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 31(1):62, January/February 2006.

Did you know that there’s a listserv for professionals who are particularly interested in patient safety issues? Read this column and learn all about it.

Online Bidding for Open Nursing Shifts

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(5):335, September/October 2005.

Wait a minute—online bidding for the nurse who will accept the lowest amount of pay for working a shift? Are they kidding? Is this the eBay of the work world?

Discussion List Questions About Labor Epidurals

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(4):273, July/August 2005.

This topic is very commonly addressed by nurses on the Perinatal Discussion List. Read this column to find out the questions asked most frequently by nurses about labor epidurals.

The Electronic Health Record

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(5):328, September/October 2004.

Dr. McCartney explains the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII), a policy initiative to move the U.S. toward electronic health records.

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