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Who is MEDITECH … and what is this 6.0 thing???

By Phyllis Whitener, Director Patient Care Information Systems  MEDITECH has been a leading vendor of HealthCare Information Systems (HCIS) for 41 years. Over the years, they have developed three different software platforms to meet the needs of their customers, to

Hooked On Research

  Hear from some of your peers that are “Hooked on Research” Over the years, many of your peers have conducted research and evidence-based practice (EBP) projects with the support of the CVMC Department for Research and Evidence-Based Practice. In 2011, three

BMV/eMAR Project Update

By Kenny Whitside, BSN, RN      A report published by the Institute of Medicine in 1999 shocked the nation as it concluded that there are approximately 7,000 deaths each year directly attributed to preventable medication errors.  Many of these errors

Shared Governance – A Reflection of the Calendar Year 2011

The calendar year 2011 was yet another good year for shared governance at CVMC. This year, we focused on putting the “shared” back in shared governance. Each unit based shared governance council added a member of the unit’s leadership team (director,

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

What did 2011 bring for CVMC’s Research and Evidence-Based Practice Program? New clinical studies and projects, greater participation in research and EBP education, and a commitment to engage more Medical Center healthcare providers in some research and/or EBP activity –

Skin Care Committee

  by Trudy Huey, MSN, RN, CWOCN The Skin Care Committee has been a very successful multi-disciplinary team at CVMC. The group’s efforts resulted many changes and improvements in care delivery over the years. The SCC is facilitated by CVMC’s certified Wound-