Nursing Informatics Committee

Purpose

The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community was founded in 2003 in response to the increased recognition of the role of the informatics nurse professional in healthcare information and management systems. This effort was intended to build a community within the HIMSS membership for those individuals with a role in nursing informatics. Its purpose is to articulate a cohesive voice for the HIMSS Nursing Informatics community and to provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations with the global nursing informatics community. View the Community Fact Sheet and scroll down to learn more about the Task Force and Work Groups.

The community is led by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives and collaborations within the specialty of nursing informatics.

Committee Members

Chad Cothern

Chad Cothern, RN, BSN, CPHIMS, FHMISS
CEO
Healthcare Informatics Resource Exchange

Chair

 
Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC

Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Center for Medical Interoperability

 
Nancy Beale

Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC
Vice President, Clinical Systems & Integration
NYU Langone Medical Center

 
Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN

Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Senior Policy Advisor
American Nurses Association

 
Sandra Eppers

Sandra Eppers, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Clinical Informatics Architect
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

 
 

Bonne M. Farberow, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP
Population Health Executive
Cerner Corporation

 
Renee Hinkel, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Renee Hinkel, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Executive Director
Froedtert Health

 
Lisa Lyon

Lisa Lyon, MS-Healthcare Informatics, BSN, RN, CDE
Clinical Applications Coordinator
Cherokee Nation Health

 
Kay Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMS

Kay Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMS
Director
Nursing Informatics, Duke University Health System

 
Ellen Pollack, RN, MSN, CNIO, UCLA

Ellen Pollack, RN, MSN, CNIO, UCLA

 
Sylvia Rowe

Sylvia Rowe, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Vice President, Clinical Informatics
Ethica

 
 

Lynn A. Shuler, BSN, MA, RN-BC
Nurse Informaticist
VA, Office of Informatics and Analytics

 
Kathy Jean Warmbold

Kathy Jean Warmbold, BSN, DNP
Clinical Informaticist
Catholic Health Initiatives

 

Task Force

The community is supported by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force which serves as the forum for empowering leaders in the nursing informatics field. Its purpose is to create opportunities to collaborate and partner with other nursing informatics professionals, provide education on nursing informatics, articulate a cohesive voice for the field of nursing informatics and build a nursing informatics knowledge base.

Task Force Chair Person

Crystal Vasquez DNP, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Ambulatory Operations, The University of Chicago

Our monthly Task Force calls are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 12:00pm Central, please, contact the Informatics Team to get connected!

Workgroups

HIMSS Nursing Community facilitates its work through a workgroup framework which allows all members an opportunity to participate. If you would like to participate on any of the workgroups listed below please contact Informatics Team.

Clinical Informatics Insights eNewsletter
CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable
Nursing Executive Engagement
Nursing Informatics Awareness
Survey Development & Research
Standard Practices Discussion Forum
Website Tools & Resources

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA
Director, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS