Posts Tagged: innovation

Telehealth Care: An Innovation in Waiting

I often ask my informatics and innovation students to take a guess as to when telehealth was first conceptualized for use. They are often surprised to hear me say that the concept emerged in the 1960’s (60 years ago). Now while we did not have the capabilities for such operationalization of telehealth care at that… Read more

The Five Meta Stakeholders of Health IT

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“Once we get <insert name here> system, all of our tech problems will go away.” You’ve likely heard this statement and/or have used it in regard to the integration of new health information technology solutions into the process of patient care delivery. During my initial year or two in the health IT field, I had… Read more

Acknowledging Personal Growth through Public Speaking

Last week I had some major flashbacks this afternoon as I approached the Northeastern campus. I was invited to speak on innovation in nursing and healthcare to graduate nursing students. I’ve done this annually for the last several years. As I approached the classroom, I had memories of rushing to class two nights a week… Read more

Workarounds and their power for finding Innovative Solutions

If you are anything like me, you see ways to make improvements wherever you go and wonder why something is the way it is… As nurses and healthcare professionals we need to make improvements often through workarounds to get our work done. In this piece, I describe those innovative behaviors through workarounds in the context… Read more

February 11th was National Inventor’s Day!

Last Monday was National Inventor’s Day! To celebrate the day, I attended an event held on behalf of UCONN at the Mark Twain House in Hartford CT. I learned quite a bit… February 11th is National Inventor’s Day because it is Thomas Edison’s birthday (inventor of the 💡). The first patent issued from the USPTO was… Read more