HI Pulse Webinar: Home is where the heart is, and your patient’s clinical content, too | School of Information | Kent State University

HI Pulse Webinar: Home is where the heart is, and your patient’s clinical content, too


Clinical content exists across multiple applications in the healthcare continuum. This content helps clinicians provide the best patient care during their course of treatment, no doubt about it. Improving patient safety and increasing positive clinical outcomes is the goal. Clinicians should not spend their valuable time navigating through independent systems for patient medical information. It should be available to them in one central location, regardless of where the clinical data originated. Imagine a world where patient clinical data is accessible with one login into one central location. The central location is the electronic medical record (EMR), where clinicians are presented with standardized, familiar views into patients’ clinical data. Although the data may be in the form of pictures, videos, physician notes and a variety of other file types, there is a way to access all clinical data through one central solution — the EMR.

Colleen Sirhal serves as the director for global consulting at Hyland Software, the Westlake, Ohio-based developer of OnBase. Colleen’s primary responsibilities include evolving global healthcare business, understanding healthcare trends and business needs that drive the evolution of the OnBase healthcare offering as well as consulting on those trends and engagement with customers on use of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to solve business and clinical challenges. Colleen has more than 12 years of experience at Hyland Software and 25 years in the healthcare industry. Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Michigan, Colleen’s certifications include Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Professional in Health Information Systems (CPHIMS), Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+) and Enterprise Content Management Practitioner (ECMp).

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