Informaticists can be hard to find – but not in the way you might think. “They can sometimes be hidden,” wrote Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health. In the first of a two-part series, he discussed why it’s difficult to establish a job description and how to establish a need for the role.
When it comes to clinical informatics, some believe discussing details is “getting too into the weeds.” Dirk Stanley, MD, however, takes a different stance. “Clinical teams need you to care about the details, so that you can develop the complete blueprints that will help build great workflows,” he wrote in the second of a two-part series.
Document management may not sound too exciting; that is, “until you learn about how it impacts your infrastructure and operations.” In this piece, Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, provides guidance for knowing and understanding the different components of applied clinical informatics.
In healthcare, it simply isn’t possible to avoid unexpected clinical scenarios, according to Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health. However, “with the right planning and tools, you can help your staff reach ordering or covering providers to communicate these important messages and close the loop on important patient care.”
Ten years after going live with Epic, UCLA Health is now focused on “supporting the research community and building a bridge” to better connect research and clinical practice, said Ellen Pollack. During a recent interview, she talked about her team’s constant optimization efforts, the path that took her from nurse to CIO, and the “special skillset” it takes to become an informatics leader.