A Message from Our President Karen Bavuso RN, MSN


The NENIC Board and the Education and Development Committee are pleased to announce

2016 Trends in Clinical Informatics

Join us on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods,  for another exciting annual symposium.  The impressive group of speakers includes the following: 

    • Laura J. Wood DNP, MS, RN, Senior VP, Patient Care Services Boston Children's Hospital,
    • Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Director, Center for Nursing Informatics, University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
    • Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI Sr. Nurse Scientist, Program Director, Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Program Director, Center for Nursing Excellence, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    • Sarah Collins PhD, RN Sr. Clinical and Nurse Informatician, Partners Healthcare Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    • Joseph C. Kvedar, MD Vice President, Connected Health, Partners Healthcare

This one-day symposium will address the theme of Nurses Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation. There will be time for you to interact with the speakers and network with your colleagues to share insights and experiences throughout the day. In addition, dedicated time will be set aside for membership highlights,  poster presentations, raffles and exhibitors. There will be time to network and exchange 'best practices' . 

Click here for the  2016 Symposium Brochure  


Click here for the Exhibitor Prospectus.

Members in the news!

Congratulations to our NENIC colleagues for their publication in the latest issue of Applied Clinical Informatics:  Analysis of Nursing Clinical Decision Support Requests and Strategic Plan in a Large Academic Health System
  K. Whalen (1, 2), K. Bavuso (3), S. Bouyer-Ferullo (3), D. Goldsmith (4), A. Fairbanks (3), E. Gesner (3), C. Lagor (3), S. Collins (3, 4, 5)
(1) Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; (2) University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO; (3) Partners Healthcare System, Wellesley, MA; (4) Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; (5) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Appl Clin Inform 2016 7 2: 227-237 

In this study, the authors sought to understand the nature of requests for clinical decision support (CDS) interventions for nurses at a large hospital. Using requests from their hospital system and a literature review, the team identified high-priority areas for CDS conversion from paper forms. Their findings and approach suggest a mechanism by which hospitals can prioritize and strategically plan for CDS implementation.

See you at Trends!
Karen Bavuso RN, MSN and the NENIC Education and Development Committee

NENIC Membership Spotlight

This spotlight showcases NENIC’s greatest resource—its members. Each profile highlights the diversity of experiences, skills, and knowledge of our membership: the student, the manager, and the those at just the beginning of their careers.

Sandra McPherson DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS started her journey to CNIO of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in Connecticut when she was offered the opportunity to build and update the supply inventory database for the new OR electronic health record at William W. Backus Hospital. Dr. McPherson found that she had a keen interest in this type of work. Soon after, she transitioned to a full time role in Informatics at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.  She then went on to participate in or lead at least 20 implementations in different care areas. She has experience with a number of vendors: McKesson Horizon Clinicals, Paragon, Meditech, Mosaiq, and Ibex. Read more.

If you would like to propose we profile a member, please contact  Director of Marketing and Communication or Director of Membership/Recruiting.


Education and Innovations

NENIC is thrilled to offer video recordings from past Education and Development programs to our members.
If you are interested in reviewing only the slide presentations, please visit our Innovation Library for past NENIC program offerings and poster abstracts.

NENIC's Membership Director, Sharon Bouyer-Ferullo's paper Clinical Decision Support and Perioperative Peripheral Nerve Injury: A Quality Improvement Project is now available on CIN:Computers, Informatics,Nursing. Please take advantage of our member discount subscription code and read the article.

Become a member today to have full access!