Fern FitzHenry, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor


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Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisM.A., Business , Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IllinoisB.S.N., Nursing, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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2525 West End Ave., Ste 800
Nashville, TN 37203-1738
FitzHenry, F, Doran, J, Lobo, B, Sullivan, TM, Potts, A, Feldott, CC, Matheny, ME, McCulloch, G, Deppen, S, and Doulis, J. Medication-error alerts for warfarin orders detected by a bar-code-assisted medication administration system. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2011; 68: 434-41.

Trusko B, Rosenbloom ST, Montella D, Jackson JC, Fitzhenry F, Brown SH, Elkin PL, Fielstein E, Kotter K, Tuttle M, Iannelli RJ, Speroff T. Are posttraumatic stress disorder mental health terms found in SNOMED-CT medical terminology. J Trauma Stress [print-electronic]. 2010 Dec; 23(6): 794-801. PMID: 21171141, DOI: 10.1002/jts.20591, ISSN: 1573-6598.

FitzHenry F, Martin L, Doran J. No more lost clinic charges: using IT for recovery and measurement. Healthc Financ Manage. 2009 Sep; 63(9): 62-4, 66, 68 passim. PMID: 19743651, ISSN: 0735-0732.

Matheny ME, Fitzhenry F, Speroff T, Hathaway J, Murff HJ, Brown SH, Fielstein EM, Dittus RS, Elkin PL. Detection of blood culture bacterial contamination using natural language processing. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009; 2009: 411-5. PMID: 20351890, PMCID: PMC2815455, ISSN: 1942-597X.

FitzHenry F, Doran JB, Matheny ME, Rudge NK, Waitman LR, Sullivan M, Peterson JF. BCMA evaluation: finding significance in near misses. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 943. PMID: 18999154, ISSN: 1942-597X.

FitzHenry F, Peterson JF, Arrieta M, Waitman LR, Schildcrout JS, Miller RA. Medication administration discrepancies persist despite electronic ordering. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2007 Nov; 14(6): 756-64. PMID: 17712089, PMCID: PMC2213483, PII: M2359, DOI: 10.1197/jamia.M2359, ISSN: 1067-5027.

Johnson KB, Fitzhenry F. Case report: activity diagrams for integrating electronic prescribing tools into clinical workflow. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2006 Jul; 13(4): 391-5. PMID: 16622168, PMCID: PMC1513671, PII: M2008, DOI: 10.1197/jamia.M2008, ISSN: 1067-5027.

Fitzhenry F, Peterson JF, Arrieta MA, Miller RA. Measuring the quality of medication administration. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 955. PMID: 16779242, PMCID: PMC1479849, PII: 58738, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Shultz E, Rosenbloom T, Kiepek W, Fitzhenry F, Adams P, Mahuli A, Shuxteau K, Culley A, Camp D, Luther M, Irani W, Johnson K. Quill: a novel approach to structured reporting. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 1074. PMID: 14728577, PMCID: PMC1480288, PII: D030003515, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Kiepek W, FitzHenry F, Shultz EK. Return on investment point of service Computerized Provider Charge Entry. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 891. PMID: 14728396, PMCID: PMC1480224, PII: D030003436, ISSN: 1942-597X.

FitzHenry, F., & Shultz, E. K. A strategy for recording current medications using the just-in-time information model in ambulatory care. International Congress in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2003.

FitzHenry F, Kiepek WT, Shultz EK, Byrd J, Doran J, Miller RA. Implementing outpatient order entry to support medical necessity using the patient's electronic past medical history. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002; 250-4. PMID: 12463825, PMCID: PMC2244584, PII: D020002551, ISSN: 1531-605X.

FitzHenry, F., Kiepek, W. T., Kendall, P. Rosenbloom, S. T., & Shultz, E. K. Determining Physician Level of Service with SNOMED RT. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2001; 906.

FitzHenry F, Shultz EK. Health-risk-assessment tools used to predict costs in defined populations. J Healthc Inf Manag. 2000; 14(2): 31-57. PMID: 11066647, ISSN: 1099-811X.

FitzHenry, F., Salmon, J. W., & Reichelt, P. A. Adopting knowledge technology to "manage" care: Issues and status of physician use. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 2000; 6((1)): 31-57.

FitzHenry F, Reichelt PA, & Salmon JW.. The Influence of Managed Care Financial Incentives on Civilian versus Military Adoption of Information Systems, Protocols, and Non-Physician Providers. Abstr Acad Health Serv Res Health Policy Meet. 2000; 17.

FitzHenry, F., & Shultz, E. K. Algorithm for using order entry systems to document medical necessity. Health Information Management Systems Society Annu Mtg. 2000; Poster 9.

FitzHenry F. Nursing administrators and clinical information systems: shaping the future. J Nurs Adm. 1998 Nov; 28(11): 24. PMID: 9824981, ISSN: 0002-0443.

FitzHenry, F. Relative acceptance of clinical information systems, protocols, and non-physician practitioners in military and civilian environments. American Telemedicine Association Conf. 1998.

FitzHenry, F. & Reichelt, P. A. Building validity into tools to measure organizational information management. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annu Mtg. 1997.

FitzHenry, F. & Reichelt, P. A. Predictors of increased use of non-physician providers. Sigma Theta Tau (National Honor Society for Nursing) 34th Biennial Convention. 1997.

FitzHenry, F. Integrating nursing standards into 21st century clinical information systems. Conf on Nursing Diagnosis, Interventions, and Outcomes: Talking your language in this era of managed care. 1997.

FitzHenry F, Snyder J. Improving organizational processes for gains during implementation. Comput Nurs. 1996 May; 14(3): 171-80; quiz 181. PMID: 8681211, ISSN: 0736-8593.