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

Nancy Beale

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

Chair

 
JohnMarc Alban, MS, RN, CPHIMS

JohnMarc Alban, MS, RN, CPHIMS
Associate Director, Quality Measurement & Informatics, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation
The Joint Commission

 
Kelly Aldrich, DNP, MS, RN-BC

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

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

Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Nursing Practice & Work Environment
American Nurses Association

 
David Boyd, RN-BC

David Boyd, DNP, RN, CNS, RN-BC
Regional Director, Nursing Informatics
Kaiser Permanente

 
Sophia F Brown, CPHIMS, MSc, PhD, PMP, RN-BC

Sophia F Brown, CPHIMS, MSc, PhD, PMP, RN-BC
Manager, Nursing Informatics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 
Crystal Heath, BSN, MS, RN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Crystal Heath, BSN, MS, RN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Clinical Program Manager
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 
Renee Hinkel, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

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

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

Kay Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMS
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Duke University Health System

 
Joni Padden, DNP

Joni Padden, DNP
Nursing Informatcs Specialist
Texas Health Resources

 
Ellen Pollack, RN, MSN, CNIO, UCLA

Ellen Pollack, RN, MSN
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
UCLA

 
Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, PMP, RN

Kathleen McGrow, DNP, MS, PMP, RN
Director, Industry Solutions
Microsoft

 
Victoria Tiase, MSN, RN-BC

Victoria Tiase, MSN, RN-BC
Director, Informatics Strategy
New York Presbytarian Hospital

 
Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN
Vice President, Informatics
HIMSS North America

 

Nursing Informatics Education & Networking 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 Chairs

Julie Bowen, MSN, RN
Executive Director of IT & Clinical Education, HIPAA Security Officer
Gibson Area Hospital

Kathryn Owen, MS, RN-BC
Workforce Solutions Consultant
Kronos For Healthcare

Engagement Opportunities

The HIMSS Nursing Infomatics Community facilitates its work through various volunteer frameworks which allows all members an opportunity to participate. If you would like to participate on any of theopportunities listed below, please contact Informatics Team.

Clinical Informatics Insights eNewsletter
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics Editorial Team (OJNI)
 

HIMSS Staff Liaison

Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA
Director, Clinical Informatics
HIMSS

Trisha Pongco
Coordinator, Clinical Informatics
HIMSS