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NURS 6421 Supporting Workflow in Healthcare Systems: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6421 Required Course Readings


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Anderson, C., & Sensmeier, J. (2011). Nursing informatics scope of practice expands, salaries increase. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(5), 319–320.

Bayer, S., Petsoulas, C., Cox, B., Honeyman, A., & Barlow, J. (2010). Facilitating stroke care planning through simulation modelling. Health Informatics Journal, 16(2), 129–143.

Benyoucef, M., Kuziemsky, C., Rad, A. A., & Elsabbahi, A. (2011). Modeling healthcare processes as service orchestrations and choreographies. Business Process Management Journal, 17(4), 568–597.

Blumenthal, D., & Tavenner, M. (2010). The “meaningful use” regulation for electronic health records. The New England Journal of Medicine, 363(6), 501–504.

Brokel, J. M. (2009). Infusing clinical decision support interventions into electronic health records. Urologic Nursing, 29(5), 345–352.

Brown, B. (2010). 25 steps to meaningful use. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 12(3), 33–34, 68–69.

Campbell, E. M, Guappone, K. P., Sittig, D. F., Dykstra, R. H., & Ash, J. S. (2009). Computerized provider order entry adoption: Implications for clinical workflow. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24(1), 21–26.

Choi, J., & Kim, H. (2012). A workflow-oriented framework-driven implementation and local adaptation of clinical information systems: A case study of nursing documentation system implementation at a tertiary rehabilitation hospital. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(8), 409–414.

Crosson, J. C., Etz, R. S., Wu, S., Straus, S. G., Eisenman, D., & Bell, D. S. (2011). Meaningful use of electronic prescribing in 5 exemplar primary care practices. Annals of Family Medicine, 9(5), 392–397.

Effken, J. A., & Carrington, J. (2011). Communication and the electronic health record: Challenges to achieving the meaningful use standard. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 15(2).

Fickenscher, K., & Bakerman, M. (2011). Process redesign is key to successful IT deployment. Physician Executive, 37(3), 76–79.

Gagnon, M.-P., Ouiment, M., Godin, G., Rousseau, M., Labrecque, M., Leduc, Y., & Abdeljelil, A. B. (2010). Multi-level analysis of electronic health record adoption by health care professionals: A study protocol. Implementation Science, 5, 30–39.

Glaser, J. (2008). Clinical decision support: The power behind the electronic health record. Healthcare Financial Management, 62(7), 46–48, 50–51.

Gruber, D., Cummings, G. G., Leblanc, L., & Smith, D. L. (2009). Factors influencing outcomes of clinical information systems implementation: A systematic review. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(3), 151–163.

Houston, S. M. (2012). Nursing’s role in IT projects. Nursing Management, 43(1), 18–19.

Kesselheim, A. S., Cressweel, K., Phansalkar, S., Bates, D. W., & Shiekh, A. (2011). Clinical decision support systems could be modified to reduce “alert fatigue” while still minimizing the risk of litigation. Health Affairs, 30(12), 2310–2317.

Kulhanek, B. J. (2011). Creating effective electronic medical record change management processes. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(8), 431–435.

Lee, K. J., & Smith, R. M. (2011). EHR/EMR: “Meaningful use,” stimulus money, and the Serenity Prayer. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 90(2), E25–E28.

Lee, V., Ridzi, F., Lo, A. W., & Coskun, E. (2011). A healthcare case study of team learner style and change management. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 24(6), 830–852.

Leyland, M., Hunter, D., & Dietrich, J. (2009). Integrating change management into clinical health information technology project practice. Privacy, Security, Trust and the Management of e-Business, 89–99.

Ludwick, D. A., & Doucette, J. (2009). Adopting electronic medical records in primary care: Lessons learned from health information systems implementation experience in seven countries. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78(1), 22–31.

McAlearney, A. S., Song, P. H., Robbins, J., Hirsch, A., Jorina, M., Kowalczyk, N., & Chisolm, D. (2010). Moving from good to great in ambulatory electronic health record implementation. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 32(5), 41–50.

McLane, S., & Turley, J. P. (2011). Informaticians: How they may benefit your healthcare organization. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(1), 29–35.

Overgaard, P. M. (2010). Get the keys to successful project management. Nursing Management, 41(6), 53–54.

Pfortmiller, D. T., Mustain, J. M., Lowry, L. W., & Wilhoit, K. W. (2011). Preparing for organizational change: Project: SAFETYfirst. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(4), 230–236.

Prestigiacomo, J. (2012). The rise of the senior nurse informaticist. Healthcare Informatics, 29(2), 38–43.

Sansmeier, J. (2011). Transforming nursing practice through technology and informatics. Nursing Management, 42(11), 20–23.

Schifalacqua, M., Costello, C., & Denman, W. (2009). Roadmap for planned change, part 1: Change leadership and project management. Nurse Leader, 7(2), 26–29, 52.

Siau, K., & Rossi, M. (2011). Evaluation techniques for systems analysis and design modeling methods—A review and comparative analysis. Information Systems Journal, 21(3), 249–268.

Sugrue, M. D. (2010). Clinical leaders and the adoption of health IT. Nursing Management, 41(9), 18–21.

Unertl, K. M., Johnson, K. B., & Lorenzi, N. M. (2012). Health information exchange technology on the front lines of healthcare: Workflow factors and patterns of use. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19(3), 392–400.

Unertl, K. M., Weigner, M. B., Johnson, K.B., & Lorenzi, N. M. (2009). Describing and modeling workflow and information flow in chronic disease care. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 16(6), 826–836.

van Achterberg, T., Schoonhoven, L., & Grol, R. (2008). Nursing implementation science: How evidence-based nursing requires evidence-based implementation. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40(4), 302–310.

Vandenkerkhof, E. G., Hall, S., Wilson, R., Gay, A., & Duhn, L. (2009). Evaluation of an innovative communication technology in an acute care setting. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 27(4), 254–262.

Vankipuram, M., Kahol, K., Cohen, T., & Patel, V. L. (2011). Toward automated workflow analysis and visualization in clinical environments. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 44(3), 432–440.

Warm, D., & Thomas, B. (2011). A review of the effectiveness of the clinical informaticist role. Nursing Standard, 25(44), 35–38.

Other Readings

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