What is standardized terminology? If you’ve read our previous articles, you may already know, “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.” Standardized terminology helps clinicians, providers, public health workers, and others communicate their interventions, [...]
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 [...]
Pat Stewart, Director of Des Moines Valley Health & Human Services (DVHHS), has seen marked success in her ability to monitor DVHHS’s client data, provide continuity of care when her clients move from one place to another, and achieve Triple Aim (population health, per capita cost, experience of care) for the clients DVHHS serves. How [...]
Clinical pathways have been widely used by since the 1990’s as a means to provide structured plans of client care based on best practices and clinical and program guidelines. When designed and used properly, they provide a powerful means to enhance quality and efficiency of care and to measure and improve client outcomes based on [...]
Today’s fiscal constraints and emphasis on accountability push us to demonstrate the outcomes of our services at all levels: individual, family, group, community, system. This is a daunting task. Agencies using Nightingale Notes EHR and the Omaha System have an advantage because the Omaha System has a built-in outcomes component that can be applied to [...]
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 [...]
I recently took part in my third year of guest lecturing a course for the Nursing PhD program out of Ohio State University with Dr. Vicky Elfrink. The assignment was to develop interventions for a population based on the data gathered from an electronic health record that is using a standardized language. In this case, [...]