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Date: Thursday, April 9
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
CEs: 1 Contact Hour
*Please note that this event is held in Eastern Standard Time
Converting to a New Surgery Information System: Preparing for the Daunting Task
An increasing number of hospital mergers and a growing trend toward corporate-centric business services have prompted a flurry of IT system conversions where hospitals and/or departments migrate from one IT system or vendor to another. Unfortunately, most conversions are often seen as “just another IT project.”
Successful perioperative system conversions require more than the usual IT team approach. The complexity of perioperative services, as well as movement toward electronic quality reporting, necessitates surgical leadership, staff insight, and perioperative expertise throughout all phases of the conversion: planning, build, testing, and go-live support. Without OR involvement, a system conversion can result in lost revenue, scheduling process interruptions, partial or complete historical data loss, excessive downtime, workflow inefficiencies, increased surgeon and staff frustration, and decreased data fidelity. This webinar will provide insights for preventing common pitfalls and preparing, assessing, and creating realistic resource and timeline needs.
After completion of this continuing nursing education activity, participants will be able to:
- Define the components of a successful system conversion.
- Discuss the potential consequences of a less than optimal conversion.
- Review how the conversion knowledge can also be applied to IT system upgrades or other common large projects in perioperative services.
Toni Wing, BSN, RN, CNOR
Toni Wing, BSN, RN, CNOR, a consultant at Coratek Perioperative Consulting LLC in Johnson City, Tennessee, has more than 30 years of perioperative experience in all aspects of the perioperative process. Toni has worked as a perioperative nurse, RN first assistant, surgery supervisor, perioperative educator, and nursing analyst, and performed a key role in the project design, process flow mapping, implementation, and opening of a fully electronic orthopedic and spine hospital. She has extensive knowledge of perioperative practices, policy and procedure development, staff orientation and continuing education, and Joint Commission readiness, and has worked with the operating room, sterile processing, and materials management departments to maximize use of doctor preference cards, item catalogs, pick tickets, and case cart. Toni is an active member of AORN and HIMSS.
Marion McCall, BBA, RN, CNOR, CPHIMS
Marion McCall, BBA, RN, CNOR, CPHIMS, is the founder and president of NurseWorks LLC and chief clinical officer and advisor of OverSite Solutions LLC in Hilton Head, South Carolina. With more than 30 years of nursing experience and the majority of those in the perioperative arena, Marion is recognized nationally for her knowledge and expertise in the perioperative field with a focus on nursing informatics and health care IT. She currently serves as a member of the HIMSS CNIO/CNO Big Data Taskforce, ANI governing council, AORN Syntegrity task force, and is the immediate past chairperson of the AORN Perioperative Nursing Informatics Specialty Assembly group. In the changing arena of electronic health records, she serves as a clinical mentor to those implementing and struggling with movement toward comprehensive perioperative electronic health records.
Contact Hours: Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831. CEUs: 1 contact hour.
Please note: Continuing education credit for this session will be issued only in the name of the person who has paid for or is registered for the session. If there are additional attendees in your organization attending the program, each attendee will need to pay for and receive their own unique login to the system before they can print a certificate of completion for the program.
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