HIMSS Foundation Acquires The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics

HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community announce a new acquisition - The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI). The February 2014 issue debuts at HIMSS14, available online and on a new website.  

OJNI is a free, international, professional, peer-reviewed electronic journal that is published quarterly and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics. OJNI, launched in 1996, with readership spanning over 49 countries, focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings. OJNI is committed to addressing the theoretical and practical aspects of nursing informatics as it relates to the field of nursing.

Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, FACCE, FAAN is the founder of OJNI and served as the OJNI editor in chief from 1996-2013, and spearheaded the new relationship between OJNI and the HIMSS Foundation. McGonigle has championed OJNI as a volunteer-led effort committed to enhancing nursing informatics knowledge for nurses working in diverse settings.

“OJNI’s contribution to nursing’s body of knowledge is widely acknowledged and appreciated,” said Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN vice president of informatics for HIMSS. “Through the addition of OJNI to the HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, we have an exciting opportunity  to further enhance and disseminate nursing informatics knowledge and research.”

Each complimentary, virtual issue of OJNI includes peer reviewed articles, editorials from nursing leaders, senior editor columns and submissions from students. Learn about the publication’s editorial team.

The HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, welcome submissions and ideas for OJNI. Explore submission guidelines, and send in submissions.


About the HIMSS Foundation
The HIMSS Foundation is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The HIMSS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, providing support and assistance to the organization, its members, and the industry through:

  • Financial assistance (scholarships) to students healthcare-IT related fields
  • Providing access for students to the Dorenfest Institute database
  • Providing financial relief/assistance for special need-based programs issues



HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.  HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.





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