Lisa Brooks BSN, MSN, RN

Informatics, Managed Care

I am a freelance healthcare writer and a nurse with a background in Informatics, Nurse Education, and Managed Care.

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Lisa Brooks has 16 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Informatics, Managed Care.

I am a Registered Nurse in New Jersey with a background in Informatics, Nurse Education, and Managed Care. I work as a freelance writer on the side, and enjoy combining my knowledge of healthcare with my passion for writing.

I have 10 years of experience developing requests for proposals, health education materials, conference presentations, and executive briefings. I have also written blog posts, articles, and instruction manuals for clinicians.

I am dedicated to offering my clients quality services, consistent delivery, and clear communication. My objective is to help clients fill the need for educated, experienced nurses with excellent written communication skills. Contact me through my website, Twitter, or facebook to find out more about my services.

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  1. Hello Lisa,

    I just read through your Informatics post and I was intrigued by the prospect of the dual program. I have been having an issue deciding on whether to go for my Masters in Informatics or NP. As soon as I read that a program like that might exist I knew it sounded pretty much perfect. 

    Can you point me in the direction of these programs or one that you know of that does the NP with Informatics? I'd appreciate any assistance you have the time to offer!

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      Lisa Brooks, BSN, MSN, RN

      Sure thing! Here is an example of a program by University of Pittsburgh: You may hear programs refer to having 'minors' or 'dual concentrations' in an advanced practice nursing specialty and Nursing Informatics. It really is the best of both worlds - I wish I knew these programs existed when I was getting my MSN. Good luck!

  2. When nurses find out a master’s degree in Nursing Informatics is not required to enter the field, the next question asked is usually, ‘Is that degree even worth it?’ Having both an MSN in Nursing Informatics and a Master’s in Business Administration,...
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    What would you change about Health Technology?

    @RuggerKJ RN thanks so much for your feedback! This is very helpful.
  4. Lisa Brooks

    What would you change about Health Technology?

    Thank you @Davey Do! And I appreciate the humor and the example.
  5. A recent study found that electronic health records were one of the top causes of burnout for doctors, but not for nurses. Does that mean nurses love health technology more than doctors? I am doing some research to better understand how nurses f...
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    Hi @Len - glad you are considering going into health tech. I made the switch almost 10 years ago. I actually wrote an article about it that may help you:
  7. There is some great conversation in here @spotangel and @Curious1997! I do think we will need more regulation to prevent bad actors from using AI to hurt others. The scenario of AI being used to hack health information systems is not all that far-fet...
  8. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it seems appropriate to reflect on the conversations about race in the last year. One that stands out in my mind and that may have the biggest impact for years to come is halting the use of facial recognition ...
  9. Thank you so much! And so glad it was helpful. Good luck to your son!
  10. I am so excited to see this article! There has definitely been a lot more interest in Nursing Informatics since the pandemic started and telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and contact tracing became necessities. I am a masters-prepared Informatic...
  11. UX is definitely a popular area right now. I know a few folks switching careers into UX - one in education and the other in fashion. I would say for those programs the main thing to look for is what kind of portfolio you can walk away with. For UX de...
  12. I agree with going for the certification rather than another MSN if you are thinking of going back to school. I have my MSN in Nursing Informatics, but I see a lot of Informatics Nurses without one building amazing careers. I might even argue y...
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    Nursing Informatics (NI)

    @Sara Ouellette - I am sorry you are having a tough time getting that first job. Not hearing back is almost worse than hearing you did not get the role - you can ask what you can do differently if they at least get back to you. A lot of times w...
  14. There is a lot of hope that 'wearables' can detect COVID-19 before symptoms start. For example, Fitbit recently reported devices detecting physiological signs of disease at the same time or just before study participants report symptoms. However...
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    Nursing Informatics (NI)

    @Informatics Queen I completely agree. Experience with the EHR is super helpful for putting yourself in the shoes of the end user, and certainly helps when looking for jobs involving that EHR.