A Message from Our President Karen Bavuso RN, MSN

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     Greetings!

It's time for us to shake the sand out of our sneakers and start planning  the 2016-2017 events! We will have some great news about upcoming programs in September.

In the meantime,  enjoy these encore Trends presentations by Bonnie Westra PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI on Big Data: Implications for Nursing Informatics and Joseph Kvedar M.D. on The Internet of Healthy Things. More highlights available in our  Innovation Library  and video for NENIC  members.

Congratulations to Mary K Kennedy MS, RN-BC, recipient of the 2016 Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, in recognition of Mary’s contributions to Nursing Informatics, the Profession of Nursing and Advancing Patient Care through Technology.

Congratulations to Denise M. Goldsmith, MS, RN, MPHFAAN  Chief Nursing Information Officer ( Brigham and Women's Hospital) has been nominated as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing  , an organization of distinguished leaders in nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to healthcare.  Invitation to fellowship is a recognition of Denise's accomplishments within the nursing profession and includes a commitment to engage with health care leaders within and outside the nursing profession to transform America's health care system.

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 in the Fall!
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.

Become a member today to have full access!