Nursing Informatics Institute

December 12, 8:00am, EST - 4:30pm, EST

Global Center for Health Innovation
1 St. Clair Ave NE | Cleveland, OH


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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


8:00 – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 am Session 1: Workforce Development: The Future of Nursing Informatics

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.

10:30 – 12:00 pm Session 2: Innovation in Informatics

Innovative and emerging technologies are now an everyday norm. Just when we think we have finally caught up with the current technology, someone introduces a new device, application or process. This session will be an interactive, facilitated workshop where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and share the importance of innovation, popular innovative technologies and how to better adapt when these new technologies are introduced.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm Session 3: Privacy & Security: What You Need to Know

Privacy and Security of patient data is becoming even more of an issue as security breaches are often a daily news item. This session will provide attendees with the facts surrounding patient privacy and security laws, real-life examples of privacy and security breaches, and how nursing staff can be at risk to such threats.

2:00 – 3:00 pm Session 4: Keeping Quality & Patient Safety on the Forefront

Healthcare reform and the integration of technology into clinical workflow, has placed an increased emphasis on data capture and data analysis, but is there too much reliance on technology now and have we truly improved efficiencies, quality of care and patient safety as a result? This session will provide proven and successful methods for keeping quality on the forefront of healthcare delivery and address how to incorporate data-driven clinical decisions into patient care.

3:00 – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm Session 5: The Role of the Nurse in Patient Engagement

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.

4:15 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks


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