When public health captures standardized data by using an electronic health record (EHR) with a standardized taxonomy it gives public health professionals a powerful voice in the healthcare marketplace. A review of the evolution of public health and its correlation to data collection and use will help clarify the importance of good solid data. Public [...]
COVID-19 has turned eyes towards public health like never before. Knowing what an opportunity this is for public health to help communities recognize the value their local health departments provide as well as shine a spotlight on the services offered by public health, we thought we'd interview Karen Martin about standardized terminology, such as the [...]
Champ Software will host the May 22 Omaha System Workshop! This is an introductory or refresher workshop that includes discussion and practice applying the Omaha System to case study data (see sample case studies on www.omahasystem.org). These events are scheduled and conducted by Karen S. Martin on behalf of the Omaha System and are hosted at various locations across the country.
Champ Software will have a booth at the Omaha System International Conference again this year and we would love to connect with you! Nicole Sowers, Champ Software COO, will be speaking during the Friday morning session on "Adding Value to the Team," on chief health strategists and other trends in public health. About the Conference: [...]
2018 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference – June 13-15 2018, University of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Champ Software is proud to sponsor this University of Minnesota School of Nursing event. The Focus of the conference is on learning about accomplishments of the 10 virtual workgroups, how it applies to your work, and how you can contribute to the future of this national Nursing Knowledge and Big Data Science Initiative. The conference is open to all who have an interest in advancing the alignment and use of health data for improved health outcomes and research.
Kitsap Public Health District serves the population of Kitsap County, Washington (about 254,000 people, as of the 2013 census). Kitsap Public Health District has been a client of Champ Software since 2005. At a Champ Software Expert Webinar held in April, 2016, Suzanne Plemmons, MN, RN, PHCNS-BC, and then-Community Health Director (since retired), along with [...]
Public/Community Health and Home Care agencies are being asked to be accountable for Quality Improvement activities on a number of different levels. Some agencies are beginning to prepare for national public health accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. Others have been part of the Multi-State Learning Collaborative that brought state and local health departments [...]
This post is a continuation of my article posted on Tuesday, January 10th, "5 Secrets to Successful Implementation (Part 1)," discussing secrets and lessons learned for successfully implementing your new electronic documentation system. From state to state and county to county, agencies are complex and dynamic. Agencies are now, more than ever, offering very specialized services to [...]