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Ms. Melinda Costin Yates

Vice President Clinical Solutions

Healthlinks.Net Ltd

HQ Phone: (843) 357-3514

Healthlink , Inc

Healthlinks.Net Ltd

P.O. Box 67001

Scotts Valley, California 95067

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President Information Technology-Applications

Baylor University Medical Center

Chief Information Officer

John Peter Smith Hospital

Manager of Marketing Solutions

3M Health Information Systems , Inc.

Product Manager, Patient Care System

3M Company

Manager, Design, Development

Patient Participation Group

Affiliations

Member
Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

Member
Healthcare Information

Committee Chair and Board Liaison
The CHCIO

Board Member
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Board Member
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

Postdoctoral Fellow
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Active Member of Leadership Team
Advocacy

Education


Nursing Informatics
Summer Institute

Web References (72 Total References)


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Melinda Yates Costin VP Application Services, Baylor Information Services, Baylor Healthcare Systems VP Clinical Solutions, Healthlink, Inc, Healthcare Practice IBM Adjunct Professor, John Hopkins School of Nursing


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Melinda Yates Costin VP Application Services, Baylor Information Services, Baylor Healthcare Systems VP Clinical Solutions, Healthlink, Inc, Healthcare Practice IBM Adjunct Professor, John Hopkins School of Nursing


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Melinda Yates Costin Implementation Specialist

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Melinda Yates Costin VP Application Services, Baylor Information Services, Baylor Healthcare Systems VP Clinical Solutions, Healthlink, Inc, Healthcare Practice IBM Adjunct Professor, John Hopkins School of Nursing


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Hospitals planning to roll out Tablet PCs should follow Lancaster General's lead by gradually introducing the devices while simultaneously explaining why they're needed, says Melinda Costin, vice president of implementation services for Healthlink Inc., a Houston-based consulting firm.

"Nurses often are astounded at how many near-mistakes are found with technology," she says. "For instance, a medication order may call for one pill but the package contains two pills."
Hospitals also need to get nurses comfortable with the devices, Costin says.
One innovative strategy: putting computer games on the devices for nurses to play during breaks or even at home, to become familiar with Tablet PCs' basic functions before implementation.
In addition, organizations can avoid embarrassing nurses who are having problems using Tablet PCs by providing them private, one-on-one support, Costin adds.


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"You can ask physicians to look up results on a computer, but if you're trying to install an electronic record or order entry system, you must have a physician I.T. champion-it's not worth it to even try without one," says Melinda Costin, vice president of implementation services at Houston-based HealthLink Inc., a consulting firm.

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Then you may have the makings of a physician information technology champion, says Melinda Costin, vice president of implementation services at Houston-based Healthlink Inc., a consulting firm.
"If you have a physician who is complaining about the clinical I.T. tools they're using, then you have the makings of an I.T. champion," she says.
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"If you have a champion who is using a computer all the time, they have forgotten the phobia that most doctors have," Costin says. "They lose that understanding of what it's like to fear a computer. Costin says effective physician I.T. champions often share a few traits:
• They are practicing physicians who will use the technology themselves. "A doctor who is no longer practicing loses some legitimacy with other physicians when it comes to I.T. implementations," she says.
• They are personable and can communicate well with their peers even in tense situations. "A champion has to be able to listen to complaints-and be able to recognize valid ones-but always communicate with a smile on their face," Costin says. "They should be someone that others are compelled to follow, or at least listen to."
• They do not think they are the only one capable of leading a project. "Physician I.T. champions must be self-confident but they shouldn't be the kind of people who think they, and only they, can tackle an implementation," Costin says.

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