Posts by Angela Flanagan

Nursing Informatics Series: Angela’s Journey

As a former home health nurse, I know firsthand the importance of real-time patient health information. Today’s nurses can easily document and upload information that is instantaneously accessible to other health team members. But it wasn’t always so. When I was starting out, documenting an initial assessment and care plan for a new home health…

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Nursing informaticists: who we are and what we do

  All around the world, May 12 is celebrated as International Nurses Day. It marks the end, in the U.S., of National Nurses Week—a time to honor and recognize nurses for their contribution to health care. May 12 is also the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the nineteenth-century English nurse who became legendary for her work…

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Fundamentals of eCQM Development Webinar

On December 16, Angela Flanagan presented a one-hour webinar on the Fundamentals of eCQM Development. This presentation introduced the basics of eCQM development and focused on fundamentals, such as the blueprint and Quality Data Model. The webinar also covered the tools used in eCQM development such as Value Set Authoring Center (VSAC), Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), and Bonnie…

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