Device Integration: RNs and IT Collaborate to Achieve Meaningful Use

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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will demonstrate why IT and nursing need to align to make device integration a key strategic initiative to improve patient care and help qualify for meaningful use.
Speaker Information:

  • Ann Farrell, RN, principal, Farrell Associates, San Francisco
  • Ruth Suchomski, RN, senior application analyst, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wis.


  • State rationale and business case for accelerating time-line for medical device integration initiatives to align with Phase 1: meaningful use vital sign data capture and computerized provider order entry (CPOE)/clinical decision support criteria.
  • Define the role of medical device integration in CPOE /clinical decision support, nursing productivity and clinician satisfaction with EHRs.
  • Define the impact of medical device integration on nursing time, productivity, quality of care and hospital return on investment/
  • Define critical success factors for a successful medical device integration effort.
  • State the predicted future direction of medical device integration.