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April 2017 Issue: Clinical Informatics Insights – Nursing Informatics Exploration
Join HIMSS in celebrating the nurses of our nation during National Nurses Week, May 6-12! Delve into this month's issue of Clinical Informatics Insights to explore information on useful educational tools, and read career profiles from Informaticists outside of the walls of the hospital. Enjoy!

Nursing Informatics - Reflecting on the Past to Plan the Future
By Cheryl D. Parker, Cheryl D. Parker, RN, MSN, PhD, FHIMSS, is Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

I had a unique experience recently, the opportunity to represent informatics nurses at the 65th Annual National Student Nurses Association Convention in Dallas TX. It was a déjà vu moment as 3,000 student nurses flooded into the Exhibit Hall and in my mind the years fell away.
Making My Mark as a Nurse Outside of the Bedside Setting
By Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford, BSN, RN-BC, MS, Manager, Interoperability Initiatives, HIMSS North America

"Don't you like nursing?" I got this question often from other nurses when I was working as an inpatient RN and had recently dropped to part time to take an internship in Health IT. I was devoted to my patients and staff, so it came as a surprise when I took a detour from that path.
Nursing: A Journey of Mind, Body, and Spirit
By Kathryn L. Owen, MS, RN-BC, Workforce Solutions Consultant, Healthcare, Kronos Inc.

Nursing is more than a career it is my passion that has grown exponentially over the past 35 years. I started my career in a busy Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), where I sharpened my technical skills and heightened my critical thinking.

Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey: A Specialty on the Rise
By Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS North America

The 2017 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey captures current professional status and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the last thirteen years in the nursing informatics workforce.

Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics #11
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

Last month, a notable systematic review was published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Authors reviewed scientific literature from 1996 concerning inefficient navigation in EMR targeting four study aims.


HIMSS National Nurses Week 2017 Webinars
Nursing Informatics 101: Encompassing the Value of Nursing Informatics through the Past, Present, and Future l May 9
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. Register Today!

The Evolution of Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform: The TIGER Initiative
May 12
TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) is a grassroots initiative focused on education reform and interprofessional community development. The spirit of TIGER is to maximize the integration of technology and informatics into seamless practice, education and research resource development. Join us to learn more about TIGER and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), projects and discover ways to get involved in this impactful global initiative. Register Today!

Blogs & Vignettes
Nurse Informaticists from across the country share their personal stories on how nursing informatics impacts lives and is transforming the healthcare IT landscape. Read More

Show You Care!
Reach out to the nurses in your life and send them a thank-you card, personal certificate of appreciation or via social media! Use the hashtag #Nurses4HIT and #NursesWeek. Follow @HIMSS to stay up-to-date on current news happening in Health IT. 

HIMSS EVP Carla Smith Recognized for Health IT Achievements
A recognized healthcare executive and thought leader who leads HIMSS North America, Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management. She joins 75 female health IT leaders who appear on this list in three distinct categories. Read full details. 

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Fourth Edition: E-book Now Available!
This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by more than 50 industry experts. Purchase your copy today.


By Trisha Pongco, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

Visit the HIMSS National Nurse Week Page 
National Nurses Week raises awareness of the value of nursing and helps educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. 

Visit the Nursing Informatics Community Landing Page 
Our purpose is to articulate a cohesive voice for the HIMSS nursing informatics community and to provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to the global nursing informatics community. 

Nursing Informatics Community Listserv 
Join our listserv to receive the latest community news and opportunities firsthand. Our weekly newsletter highlights global happenings, hot topics, emerging trends, articles, and more! Become a Nursing Informatics Member Today

Check out the Population Health Management Video
As nurses are crucial to the success of Population Health Management as providers and leaders, positive outcomes will occur through high quality and valued care as it spans throughout the continuum of care. The Population Health Management Workgroup created a video to depict the importance of vendors and CNO & CNIOs to obtain optimal Population Health Management in health care organizations. 

Download the HIMSS CNIO Job Descriptions Document 
The Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) job descriptions document provides recommendations for a C-Suite level CNIO job description including Qualifications and Experience, Key Responsibilities, and Reporting Structure.

Explore the Clinical Informatics Insights Archive
Explore the Clinical Informatics Insights Archive
Missed an issue? Have a favorite you haven't read in a while? Explore the archives which go back to 2012.

HIMSS Roundtable: Health 
Story Project.
 Health stories co-produced: Emerging ISA use cases position patiesnt as collaborators.
 May 1, 2017 12pm EST

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May 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: Health Stories Co-Produced: Emerging ISA Use Cases Position Patients as Collaborators
May 1, 2017

The Foundations of Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE
May 3, 2017

Nursing Informatics 101: Encompassing the Value of Nursing Informatics through the Past, Present, and Future
May 9, 2017

The Evolution of Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform: The TIGER Initiative
May 12, 2017

HIMSS Webinars and Audio Conferences

June 3-7
ASHP 2017 Summer Meetings & Exhibition
Minneapolis, MN

June 15-16
BrandHIT Marketing Summit 
Las Vegas, NV

June 20-23
Ojai, CA

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