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The Importance of Change Leadership in HIT

Synopsis:  Project Plans and Change Plans – The Perfect Pair Change leadership is a concept that comes to mind when we talk about large corporate initiatives such as organizational re-engineering and large IT system implementations.  The objective of change leadership is to systematically, sensitively and purposefully help the members of an organization to understand, appreciate […]

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Quality – What It Means to Health Information Technology

By Beth Dituro, Program Director, Pinnacle Center for Professional Development Hot off the press: House subcommittee approves bill to defund the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).  Will this have any effect on Health Information Technology (HIT) implementations?   In healthcare, the word “quality” can be such a nebulous term.  We all THINK we […]

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Building and Leading Great Health IT Teams

  Synopsis: There is no magic wand for building and leading great HIT teams HIT teams are comprised of staff from various departments and organizations within a healthcare institution. While there is no magic wand to create cohesiveness and synergy, strong leadership can ensure teams fire on all cylinders, leverage complementary strengths, and remain focused […]

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Top 10 Strategies for Building a Strong Health IT Team

Expert Advice about Health IT Team Strategies from Beth Dituro, PCPD’s HIT Education Program Director FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sept. 28, 2015 – Health Information Technology (HIT) encompasses all aspects of information technology infrastructure that support communication and care coordination among a network of health providers, patients, and payers. There are also human factors and processes required to […]

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Reliable HIT Data Depends on the Support & Maintenance of Users

Synopsis: Optimal utilization of HIT systems requires a Data Quality Lead to recommend best practice policies and procedures, specify initial and ongoing training requirements and implement continuous monitoring regimes for user compliance and data quality.   Healthcare organizations rely heavily on enterprise IT as well as departmental systems. Once implemented, these systems quickly become integral to the […]

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New Jersey’s Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD) Schedules Two New Health IT Courses for Hospital and Health Care Institution Employees

NEWS RELEASEc 75 Lane Road, Suite 406 Fairfield, NJ 07004 New Jersey’s Pinnacle Center for Professional Development (PCPD) Schedules Two New Health IT Courses for Hospital and Healthcare  Employees Introduction to Health IT and Health IT Boot Camp Classes Begin Early August FAIRFIELD, N.J., July 16, 2015 – The consistently shifting healthcare landscape has created a […]

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