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HIMSSCast: The nursing shortage – how health IT helps and harms

Most healthcare professionals are well aware of the nurse shortage that America faces today. In this HIMSSCast podcast, we’ll be digging into this crisis and the role played, both good and bad, by healthcare information technology.

Joining Healthcare IT News to discuss this and more is April Kapu, DNP, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Talking points:

  • What’s at the heart of the nurse shortage today?

  • How bad is it truly getting for healthcare provider organizations?

  • How does healthcare information technology contribute to nurse burnout?

  • Negatives surrounding electronic health record systems.

  • How can these problems with healthcare information technology be solved to try to ease the pain on nurses?

  • How does healthcare information technology help nurses in their daily routine and help avoid burnout?

  • Are there particular areas of healthcare information technology that could be enhanced specifically to help nurse practitioners?

More about this episode:

Report: 90% of nurses considering leaving the profession in the next year

Merging informatics and empathy in nursing

What you need to know about standing up a virtual nursing unit

Nurses 2.0 – The digital transformation of nursing

Nurse workplace violence and how technology can help

Twitter: @SiwickiHealthITEmail the writer: bsiwicki@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.

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