March 2006 CARING meeting report.A March CARING educational meeting event was held at beautiful Virginia Virginia, state, United States
Virginia, state of the south-central United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), and Maryland and the District of Columbia (N and NE). Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. CARING members were treated to a warm welcome and presentation by Virginia Hospital Center's Chief Nursing Officer Jeanne Maguire, RN, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , and their Director of Clinical Systems, Arlowen Jordan Raygor, RNBC, MN, BCNA BCNA Breast Cancer Network Australia
BCNA British Columbia Naturopathic Association (Canada)
BCNA Boulder County Nature Association (Colorado)
BCNA Baltic Child Neurology Association . Jeanne began by explaining the role of nurses on her clinical selection committee and how Virginia Hospital Center created the infrastructure of shared governance Governance makes decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists either of a separate process or of a specific part of management or leadership processes. Sometimes people set up a government to administer these processes and systems. and ownership among staff nurses in order to gain their expertise and support on a project selection process.
Arlowen then continued with an explanation of their Request for Proposal and on-site demo demo - /de'moh/ 1. A demonstration of a product, often of an early version or prototype. A demo is a far more effective way of inducing bugs to manifest themselves than any number of test runs, especially when important people are watching.
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3. process (including the requirement for each vendor to demo using a "day in the life" scenario which mimicked real examples from real Virginia Hospital patients). They then concluded their presentation by discussing their next steps around site visits and transitioning from a system selection team to a system implementation team. A great question and answer session followed the presentation along with strong audience encouragement for Jeanne and Arlowen to publish their process for others to follow. We have requested copies of the slides used for the presentation to be uploaded to the CARING website. (www.caringonline.org)
After the presentation and a chance for networking during the reception part of the evening, attendees were invited to tour the newly expanded and renovated hospital. It was a sight-to-be-seen as all of us informatics Same as information technology and information systems. The term is more widely used in Europe. nurses were asking such odd questions of the nurses (such as "Where are your COWs?", and "How do you like that wireless communication device?"). If you have not seen this facility, I would encourage you to stop by on your next pass through DC. The lobby alone provides a sense of welcome and warmth, but perhaps more impressive are the patient rooms which are all single bed rooms with inviting bench sofas and wireless Internet access See how to access the Internet. for family/guests.
As always, we couldn't have these events without the time and energy of our volunteer members. Please join me in thanking Shelly Owens, Martha Hamilton, Mary Martin, and Sharon Nilsen. Without their leadership, we could not have had such a successful meeting.