Nursing Informatics 101: Encompassing the Value of Nursing Informatics through the Past, Present, and Future

May 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Virtual Event

Learn about the history of the first Nursing Informatics Pioneers, the current role of the Nurse Informaticist, the factors contributing to the growth of the specialty, and an overview of the 2017 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey. Patricia Mook, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CAHIMS, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Inova Health System, current HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee chair and Mary Beth Mitchell, MSN, RN, BC, CPHIMS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources, former HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee chair, will lead this presentation.


Mary Beth Mitchell, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Texas Health Resources

In the role of CNIO Mary Beth oversees the nursing adoption, utilization and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) for all hospitals within THR. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In this role, Mary Beth chairs the THR Nursing Informatics Council and participates in the Chief Nursing Officer Council, System Leadership Council, as well as other Information Technology Leadership Committees and multidisciplinary teams.

Patricia Mook, Chief Nursing Information Officer, INOVA

Patricia holds the privilege of being the first Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) for Inova Health System. In her role, she provides visionary leadership and establish direction for a comprehensive clinical informatics and education program. Her primary focus is on clinical and nursing practice, administration, research and academic partnership in support of interdisciplinary patient driven care. In an effort to assure they are a high reliability organization for patient care, Patricia strives to provide leadership within operational informatics and educational programming to support the organizational goals. She oversees and leads all aspects of staffing, including workface planning, recruiting, performance management, career development and compliance for informatics.