2021 Nurse Forum


Video recordings are now available from MEDITECH’s 2021 Nurse Forum.

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[newUpdateGraphic/] Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Nurse Forum. We hope you found the event to be a meaningful learning experience, filled with strategies you can use at your organization. Here are some updates:

[newUpdateGraphic/] Thank you to everyone who shared their inspiring stories and congratulations to our gift basket winners. It was a pleasure to learn about how you are all making a difference in your communities.

Want more nursing-related stories? Hear how The Valley Hospital used surveillance technology to move nurses from the computer to the bedside on our most recent MEDITECH podcast. You can also check out our nursing-focused blogs, sign up for our LIVE webinars, and learn why Expanse receives high nurse functionality and usability ratings.

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    [newUpdateGraphic/]  Below are the video recordings for the main plenary sessions. Please visit the Education Sessions tab for those video recordings. A login is required for viewing.

    Sessions marked with a * are eligible for Contact Hours.

    * This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

    Wednesday, June 16

    Keynote: This Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t Happening To Me! How To Navigate the Future With Enthusiasm & Vigor *

    Expanse Patient Care: The Best Care Humanly Possible */Development Update

    Thursday, June 17

    Engaging with Patients: Innovative Care Delivery *

    Keynote: Learning from the Pandemic: Moving Towards Healthcare Excellence *

    Friday, June 18

    Keynote: Delivering on the Promise of a Healing Health  System * / Health Equity: Achieving your Community’s Full Potential *


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    Jody Urquhart
    Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

    Jody Urquhart has been a keynote speaker for large organizations, healthcare associations, and corporate teams for over 23 years. She is the author of All Work & No Say, a best-selling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be both rewarding and fun. As a former stand-up comedian, Ms. Urquhart uses clean and clever comedy, in addition to well-researched and relevant content, and audience interaction to bring crowds together around a shared purpose.

    Learn more about Jody Urquhart at I Do Inspire, and follow her on LinkedInTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

    Jennifer Zelmer, PhD
    President and CEO
    Healthcare Excellence Canada

    Dr. Jennifer Zelmer is the inaugural president and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada, a new organization formed through the amalgamation of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and Canadian Patient Safety Institute to achieve safer, higher quality, and more coordinated patient-partnered healthcare. Her long-standing commitment to improving healthcare quality and safety, as well as expertise in spreading and scaling innovations that deliver better outcomes, will help this new organization to improve healthcare for everyone in Canada. 

    She previously joined CFHI as its president and CEO in September 2018. Dr. Zelmer has been a C.D. Howe Research Fellow for several years and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Victoria, as well as a member of several health-related advisory committees and boards.

    Previously, as president of Azimuth Health Group, Dr. Zelmer served as a strategic advisor to leaders who sought to advance health and healthcare at local, national, and international levels. She has also held senior leadership positions with Canada Health Infoway, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

    Dr. Zelmer served on the first Safer Healthcare Now! National Steering Committee convened by CPSI in 2004, when she was at CIHI. She also served on CPSI's former Health System Innovation Advisory Committee, and more recently, on the National Patient Safety Consortium Steering Committee during her time at Infoway.

    Dr. Zelmer received her PhD and MA in economics from McMaster University and her BSc in health information science from the University of Victoria.

    Follow Dr. Jennifer Zelmer on Twitter.

    About Healthcare Excellence Canada
    Healthcare Excellence Canada is a new organization with a relentless focus on improving healthcare, with – and for – everyone in Canada. Launched in spring 2021, Healthcare Excellence Canada brings together the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Healthcare Excellence Canada is an independent not-for-profit charity funded by Health Canada.

    Learn more about Healthcare Excellence Canada via their Newsletter, as well as on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN
    Chief Nurse Executive and Senior Vice President
    HCA Healthcare

    Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN is the chief nurse executive and senior vice president for HCA Healthcare, where she leads 98,000 nurses across 184 hospitals and 140 ambulatory surgical centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

    For over 20 years, Dr. Englebright has advanced clinical nursing practice through her unique leadership approach that combines knowledge of technological solutions, nursing theories, and research with change management strategies. She has initiated numerous knowledge-driven initiatives which have advanced patient safety and nursing practice, including barcode-enabled safety technologies and electronic documentation using a standard taxonomy to generate a data warehouse. Dr. Englebright is recognized for her innovation in applying big data to nursing care. Currently, she is driving a multi-faceted Nursing agenda across the HCA Healthcare Enterprise.

    Dr. Englebright is nationally and internationally known for her executive leadership with numerous presentations at national conferences, publications, and invitations to serve on national and international committees that address patient safety and other executive issues.  She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Commissioners for The Joint Commission and is the past chair of the Informatics & Technology Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.  

    We’re excited to welcome back Dr. Englebright as a keynote speaker, having spoken at MEDITECH’s 2015 Nurse and Home Care Forum, with her presentation Mobility and Wearable Technology for Nurses.

    About HCA Healthcare
    HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care, and save lives. HCA Healthcare is comprised of more than 180 hospitals and 2,000+ sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom. In addition to hospitals, sites of care include surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, walk-in clinics, and physician clinics.

    Engage with HCA Healthcare via LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.


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    Education Sessions

    [newUpdateGraphic/]  Below are the video recordings for the Education Sessions. Please visit the Agenda tab for those video recordings. A login is required for viewing.

    Sessions marked with a * are eligible for Contact Hours.

    * This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

    Session 1 | Wednesday, June 16, 2:15 p.m.

    Expanse Oncology Leaders of the Pack

    Nurse Documentation Burden: Leveraging an EHR-scored Fall Risk Tool *

    Considerations for Achieving a Mobile Nursing Workforce

    EHR Toolkit Optimization

    Medication Administration Safety

    Session 2 | Wednesday, June 16, 3 p.m.

    Delivering on the Promise: Benefits of a Labor and Delivery Solution *

    New Beginnings: Implementing Surgical Services in Three Critical Access Hospitals *

    Skipping the Box: Appropriate Telemetry Monitoring *

    Home Care Supporting Acute Facilities During COVID *

    Session 3 | Thursday, June 17, 3 p.m.

    Provider Engagement Improvement Strategies - Before and After *

    Go with the Flow: Outpatient Infusion Services Implementation *

    Community Care Transition Portal

    Pharmacy Hours and the Impact on Nursing

    Got Milk? Implementing a Donor Breast Milk Program *

    Attract, Engage, and Empower Consumers with MEDITECH’s Patient Engagement Solutions
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    Session 4 | Friday, June 18, 1:45 p.m.

    How Newton Medical Center Health Curbed Antibiotic Use with MEDITECH’s Antimicrobial Toolkit *

    Putting Sanity into SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) Documentation *

    COVID Status Communication Between Facilities/Virtual Visits *

    Let’s Retrace our Steps: COVID-19 Contact Tracing *

    Discharge Transfer: Managing a Patient Through all Care Venues


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  • Featured Sessions

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    Expanse Oncology
    MEDITECH’s Oncology Management demonstration showcases how cancer center staff can consistently provide safe and effective patient care across provider and infusion visits. Attendees will see how MEDITECH’s integration drives the success of oncology management through shared clinical documentation, streamlined treatment order management with sophisticated clinical decision support, oncology-specific flowsheets, survivorship, and infusion chair management.

    Expanse Patient Care in the Acute Setting
    Join us for a demonstration of Expanse Patient Care and get an inside look at the intuitive, workflow-driven tools nurses use to coordinate care, monitor patient populations, and ensure quality outcomes. We will also take a look at MEDITECH's latest tools for nurses, including our Point of Care solution, which allows nursing staff to use smartphone-type devices to view patient charts, document notes, and safely administer medications. You’ll see how Expanse increases mobility and facetime with patients, enhancing both the nursing and patient experience. 

    Expanse Patient Care in the ED
    Discover how Expanse Patient Care enables your emergency department nurses to treat patients safely, quickly, and efficiently in their fast-paced environment. During this demonstration, you’ll get an in-depth look at how Expanse supports the natural exchange of information between your organization’s acute, ambulatory, and ED settings, helping to expedite care and providing clinicians with a complete patient picture to make more informed decisions. You’ll also see how the EHR’s intuitive web navigation provides seamless workflows for receiving, triaging, ordering, documenting, managing, and discharging patients all from one location.

    Virtual Patient Engagement
    Getting — and keeping — patients involved in their own care is the foundation of a positive patient experience. Patients can access their health records and interact with their providers via MEDITECH’s MHealth app and Patient and Consumer Health Portal through virtual visits, direct appointment booking, secure provider messaging, and online questionnaires. You’ll see how to better manage patient populations, especially those with chronic or pre-existing conditions, by having patients upload data from both medical devices and personal fitness trackers. We’ll also walk through our Virtual On Demand Care functionality that enables patients and community members to be seen by the next available clinician. 

    Expanse Surgical Services
    See how MEDITECH's Surgical Services empowers your organization to better manage surgery workflows and patient care. During this demonstration, we’ll walk through the traditional workflows of support staff and surgical nursing staff, focusing on scheduling tools, Preference Card management, and perioperative documentation. We’ll also highlight automated billing and reporting capacity. 

    Expanse Labor and Delivery
    Find out how Expanse Labor and Delivery is designed for nurses to take on the unique responsibilities of caring for their newest and smallest patients, as well as their mothers. MEDITECH’s integrated EHR provides nurses a complete record of prenatal episodes at the point of labor, where documentation is facilitated consistently across both the mother and baby's charts. This demonstration will also show how labor and delivery care providers get access to clinical data from both MEDITECH and other fetal monitor systems in one location.

    Expanse Point of Care
    For nurses and therapists, a majority of care takes place at the patient’s bedside. Shouldn’t their tools place them there? MEDITECH’s Expanse Point of Care solution empowers clinicians to engage with patients while enhancing mobility, patient safety, and patient experience. Learn more about how this innovative, web-based handheld tool puts medication administration, documentation, and chart review in the palm of your hand.

    Business and Clinical Analytics
    Join us for an in-depth look at how MEDITECH’s Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) solution can help your organization increase efficiency, measure progress, and improve its clinical, financial, and operational performance. Throughout the demonstration, you’ll learn how BCA helps analyze historical and trended clinical and financial data while identifying key performance indicators. We’ll also discuss the ways standard and customizable dashboards and reports empower your organization with the information it needs to improve patient outcomes, enhance operational efficiencies, and increase revenues.


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