Nursing Informatics Institute

Jun 5, 2015 8:30am - 4:30pm EDT
Mashantucket, CT
Member Cost: $
Non-Member Cost: $

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Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(800) 369-9663

Event Description

The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute is an educational program which addresses the functions, roles, responsibilities and standards of practice of nursing informatics reflecting current HIMSS Nursing Informatics (NI) resources. Additionally, the program will introduce nurses to potential concepts to advance the career opportunities and career portfolio of nurse informaticists. Participants will also explore the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community body of knowledge and thought leadership, which nurse informaticists can quickly apply to their daily practice. Additionally, participants will be connected with the major initiatives and activities impacting the nursing profession today.

Event Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices related to key nursing informatics and Health IT topics
  • Identify local initiatives, challenges, lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter experts
  • Network and engage with peers


8:30 – 9:00 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 – 10:45 am   Welcome and Opening Remarks

                              Opening Keynote:  The Patient of the Future

                               Speaker:  Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Strategy Officer, Kyron

 10:45 – 11:15 am          Break, Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 am – 12:15 pm     Session 2C: The Role of the Nurse in Patient Engagement Download Presentation

The role of the nurse is becoming more and more challenging, including increased demands on EHR adoption, workflow changes and meaningful use initiatives such as patient engagement.  This session will focus on lessons learned and best practices on how to engage patients more proactively in their healthcare, as well as offer helpful advice on how nursing staff can be the change agents and role models when it comes to patient engagement activities.

Session Learning Objectives:

  • Review the Meaningful Use initiatives related to Patient Engagement
  • Discuss best practices for engaging patients in their healthcare and corresponding technologies available to help manage their data and increase the overall patient experience
  • Identify when and how to integrate Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) into Electronic Health Records


  • Mark Sugrue, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CNIO at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Boston, MA

12:15 – 1:30 pm   Lunch, Keynote, Exhibit Hall Open

1:30 – 2:30 pm     Session 4C: Transitions of Care:  Coordination and Management Download Presentation

Discover the tools and strategies necessary to support the coordination of patient care across multiple settings. In an increasingly diverse landscape of healthcare settings, clinicians face many challenges related to effective transitions of care.  Learn how to overcome those challenges and improve patient quality of care.


  • Anne Elwell, RN, MPH, VP & Principal, Qualidigm

2:30 – 3:00 pm     Break, Exhibit Hall Open

3:00 – 4:00 pm     Session 5C: Workforce Development:  The Future of Nursing Informatics Download Presentation

Nurses and Nurse Informaticists will continue to play a pivotal role in adopting new technologies and changing workflow, embracing change and innovation, protecting patient privacy, while providing superb patient care. This session will discuss the increasing demands and challenges the nursing community faces every day and provide practical knowledge and skills to adapt during these evolving times and succeed in the future.

Session Learning Objectives:

  • Review current Nursing Informatics workforce initiatives
  • Discuss the importance of training and communications to help bridge gaps and healthcare transformation
  • Identify current nursing informatics workforce and training needs


  • Susan Brown, FNP-BC, CPHIMS, Director Clinical Informatics, CVS Health, Rhode Island
  • Dan Feinberg, Director, Graduate Health Informatics Program, Northeastern University

4:00 - 4:30 pm     Closing Remarks

The Nursing Informatics Institute is part of the Better Health Conference, a regional event focusing on advancing the movement towards a more engaged consumer of healthcare.

CE Information:

Bridgeport Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Bridgeport Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 credits toward the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the various activities.

Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate will be provided by Bridgeport Hospital as a CSMS CME accredited provider.


Qualidigm   HIMSS New England Chapter  CT HealthPartners CT EHealth

Event Contact Information

General Event Information: Kerry Amato
Manager, Specialty Education
Professional Development
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Sponsorship Opportunities: Jane Bogue
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CT Better Health sell sheet (874.45 KB)