VUMC’s new virtual nurse program allows Katy Byers, RN, to talk with patient Jimmy Sawyers remotely. (photo by Susan Urmy)

New teleconference program helps give nurses more time to care for patients in person

Through Vanderbilt’s new virtual nurse program, certain tasks such as documentation can be done remotely via a teleconference in the patient’s room, giving nurses at the bedside more time to care for patients in person.

Osterman, Wanderer named associate chief medical information officers

Travis Osterman, DO, MS, and Jonathan Wanderer, MD, MPhil, have been named associate chief medical information officers in HealthIT at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

IT Lean In Leadership Circle hopes to inspire other groups to form at VUMC

For the last two years, HealthIT’s Lean In Leadership Circle has met every month to focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by women working in a historically male-dominated field like IT.

Telehealth transforms VUMC patient-provider connections during pandemic

At the time Tennessee’s first case of COVID-19 was reported on March 5, direct-to-patient telehealth visits averaged just 10 a day at all of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s outpatient clinics; less than a month later, outpatient telehealth appointments had skyrocketed to more than 2,000 per day.