Standardized Terminology and Social Determinants of Health

What Is Standardized Terminology? As we’ve outlined in previous articles, a standardized terminology is simply a common language, nomenclature, classification, or taxonomy designed to be shared among users. Standardized terminology allows interoperability between technologies like electronic health records. A good standardized terminology is research-based and meets criteria for interoperability. We’ve previously written an article outlining [...]

Delaware General Health District’s Newborn Home Visit Project: Improving Safe Sleep in the Community

Following our previous two articles about Safe Sleeping and the DGHD Home Infant Visitation Program, we wanted to follow up with the results of their project as reported to us by Joyce Richmond, RN, BS who was the Nursing Director for Delaware General Health District in 2015 when the study was completed. How was the program [...]

Delaware General Health District Newborn Home Visitation Program

Following on from our previous article about Safe Sleeping, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about how one Public Health Agency uses Nightingale Notes to help them identify newborns at risk from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and educate parents. Background In 2015, the Delaware General Health District (DGHD) initiated a free of [...]

Can I contact my community health clients via text message?

It’s a good question, and one that you’re right to ask. Perhaps you’re thinking that you should take advantage of technology to: Increase the number of people who attend appointments Inform more people about community health programs Target a particular demographic Why message community health clients via text? According to many sources, including Small Biz [...]

Opioid Crisis

It seems that you can’t listen to the radio, turn on the TV, open a newspaper or browse a website without seeing or hearing some mention of the Opioid Crisis. With good reason. Did you know that approximately 115 American lives are lost due to overdose of opiates every day? Have you seen an increase [...]

Top 10 Nightingale Notes Benefits

Following on from our Top 10 Nightingale Notes Features article, this time we’ll look at the Top 10 Nightingale Notes EHR Benefits. 1.Built on the Omaha System Nightingale Notes EHR is built on the Omaha System, which is a Standardized Terminology. The Omaha System is: Research based Specifically created to describe community health care Designed [...]

What Criteria Should A Standardized Terminology Meet?

So, what criteria should a Standardized Terminology meet? It’s a fair question, and follows on nicely from our previous articles about why Standardized Terminology is important and what Standardized Terminology really means. You might be surprised to learn that all standardized terminologies are not equal. Here’s our guide to some of the qualifications any good [...]

An Interview with Champ Software by Karen Martin

We’re lucky to work alongside Karen Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN, Health Care Consultant, Martin Associates. For a change, instead of us asking her questions, she asked us our thoughts on Nightingale Notes and the Omaha System. We know the Omaha System is powerful, useful and capable, and how beneficial standardized terminology is, so Karen asked us [...]

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Empowering Local Health Departments to Address Health Inequity

One of our colleagues, Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Director of the Omaha System Partnership, recently had the opportunity to speak at the Michigan Premier Public Health Conference on achieving health equity. Her presentation was titled, “Social Behavioral Determinants of Health (SBDH) & the Omaha System: [...]

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