Implementing Health Information Technology in Miami and Caribbean VA Healthcare Systems: Implications for Nurse Executives

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153041
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Presentation
Title:
Implementing Health Information Technology in Miami and Caribbean VA Healthcare Systems: Implications for Nurse Executives
Abstract:
Implementing Health Information Technology in Miami and Caribbean VA Healthcare Systems: Implications for Nurse Executives
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Sapnas, Kathryn G., PhD, RN, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CNOR
P.I. Institution Name:Miami VA Healthcare System
Title:Chief Nurse/ Research and Informatics
Co-Authors:Kathleen J. Collins, MSN, RN; Kathryn Ward-Presson, MSN, BSN, RN, CNAA, BC; Nilsa Pineiro, MSN, BSN, CNA; Claire Monzeglio, MSN, BSN, RN
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Evidence supports patient safety concerns in healthcare around the world along with health information technology (HIT) development. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HIT helps keep patients safe and is one of the world's most widely used. It includes an electronic health record and bar code medication administration which is used in VA healthcare systems across the continental United States, Caribbean, Philippines, Guam and American Samoa spanning a wide range of patient care and geographic settings. Nurse executives play a critical role in implementing HIT. Organizational and community impact of HIT implementation has not been described in terms of a geographically and culturally diverse and predominantly bilingual nursing workforce. Purpose: 1) To describe HIT implementation in Miami and Caribbean VA healthcare systems and impact on the nursing workforce and Caribbean community. 2) To discuss barriers and facilitators to enterprise VA HIT implementation in a diverse and predominantly bilingual nursing workforce. Description: Miami and Caribbean VA healthcare systems have implemented the proprietary VA HIT; electronic health record and bar code medication administration system. Implementation experiences will be discussed by nursing leaders from each VA system. Organization and technology culture, successes and challenges in each system implementation will be discussed and timelines provided. Administrative dashboards will illustrate nursing workforce demographics and skill mix. Workforce and community computer literacy, information management and literacy, impact of HIT on local community, including students will be discussed. Implications: Healthcare globalization continues while priority for patient safety and nursing and workforce diversity increases. Nurse executives are responsible for assessing the impact of HIT on the workforce, students, organization, and community, in terms of human capital and fiscal resources. Community assessment is needed in understanding a truly global and predominantly bilingual nursing workforce and can assist health care executives in a successful international enterprise HIT implementation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing Health Information Technology in Miami and Caribbean VA Healthcare Systems: Implications for Nurse Executivesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153041-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementing Health Information Technology in Miami and Caribbean VA Healthcare Systems: Implications for Nurse Executives</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sapnas, Kathryn G., PhD, RN, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CNOR</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Miami VA Healthcare System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chief Nurse/ Research and Informatics</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Kathryn.Sapnas@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathleen J. Collins, MSN, RN; Kathryn Ward-Presson, MSN, BSN, RN, CNAA, BC; Nilsa Pineiro, MSN, BSN, CNA; Claire Monzeglio, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Evidence supports patient safety concerns in healthcare around the world along with health information technology (HIT) development. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HIT helps keep patients safe and is one of the world's most widely used. It includes an electronic health record and bar code medication administration which is used in VA healthcare systems across the continental United States, Caribbean, Philippines, Guam and American Samoa spanning a wide range of patient care and geographic settings. Nurse executives play a critical role in implementing HIT. Organizational and community impact of HIT implementation has not been described in terms of a geographically and culturally diverse and predominantly bilingual nursing workforce. Purpose: 1) To describe HIT implementation in Miami and Caribbean VA healthcare systems and impact on the nursing workforce and Caribbean community. 2) To discuss barriers and facilitators to enterprise VA HIT implementation in a diverse and predominantly bilingual nursing workforce. Description: Miami and Caribbean VA healthcare systems have implemented the proprietary VA HIT; electronic health record and bar code medication administration system. Implementation experiences will be discussed by nursing leaders from each VA system. Organization and technology culture, successes and challenges in each system implementation will be discussed and timelines provided. Administrative dashboards will illustrate nursing workforce demographics and skill mix. Workforce and community computer literacy, information management and literacy, impact of HIT on local community, including students will be discussed. Implications: Healthcare globalization continues while priority for patient safety and nursing and workforce diversity increases. Nurse executives are responsible for assessing the impact of HIT on the workforce, students, organization, and community, in terms of human capital and fiscal resources. Community assessment is needed in understanding a truly global and predominantly bilingual nursing workforce and can assist health care executives in a successful international enterprise HIT implementation.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:00:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:00:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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