September 2010 - Volume 41 - IT Solutions
pp: 2-16

Meaningful use: Making IT matter

Sensmeier, Joyce

Nursing Management. 41:2-6, September 2010.

Healthcare reform and targeted IT regulations are rapidly progressing. Meaningful use of health IT, when combined with best practice and evidence-based care, can improve the health of all Americans.

Leveraging workforce management

Murphy, Susan; Mensching, Laura

Nursing Management. 41:8,10,12, September 2010.

An automated scheduling solution enhanced one facility's five stars of performance excellence, promoting higher levels of employee engagement and care quality.

Automation appreciation

Gozdan, Mimi; Toohey, Jim

Nursing Management. 41:11-13, September 2010.

Follow how a consumer's choice organization retooled its medication administration process, moving it to the bedside by adding secure storage on every floor.

Supported by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

An overview of error-reduction options

Federico, Frank

Nursing Management. 41:14-16, September 2010.

Recently, the Secretary of Health and Human Services clarified the objectives of patient safety legislation to include drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks and medication reconciliation between care settings. This is an opportunity to take advantage of technology to improve quality and reduce errors.