A Message from Our President

 

Welcome!  I am grateful to be part of an amazing organization and to have the opportunity to serve as your President.    I encourage you to take advantage of the many educational and other activities that we have planned throughout the year.  Please take the time to explore what we have to offer, and we look forward to your involvement in all our activities throughout the year.

Congratulations to our member, Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FANN, FACMI, who has been appointed to Professor of Medicine at Havard Medical School, effective January 1, 2024. 

Dr. Patricia Dykes is the Research Program Director of the BWH Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. She is nationally and internationally known as a leader in clinical informatics and patient safety research. She has developed technological innovations that have enhanced awareness of, and training in, fall prevention across MGB and around the world. She has built a substantial record of scholarship with widely cited publications in high-impact journals and frequent speaking engagements in national and international venues. Her work has been supported by competitive federal and foundation funding. Dr. Dykes has served in leadership roles and on key committees for the professional societies of her field, including a term as President of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). She is a devoted teacher and committed mentor to trainees and faculty at BWH and HMS.

Please join me in congratulating her on this achievement.

 

Join us for our Winter educational opportunities:

Virtual Journal Club (Journal Club registration is complimentary to members)

Join us for our April 9, 2024 (6-7 pm)  journal club, Registration is open and we will be reading and discussing the following: 
  • Byrne, Matthew, PhD, RN, Borzalski, Cheena & MS, RN. (2023). Analysis of Inclusive Gender, Sexuality and Sexual Orientation Data Elements in Academic Electronic Health Records. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 41, 975-982. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000001064

This program is being presented with support from CIN/ Wolters Kluwer's. This is a virtual /Zoom-only offering. The full article will be available a week before the program. The Zoom link will be mailed to anyone who has registered the day before the program. You must be registered to be eligible for CE. This is a member benefit and complimentary registration to active NENIC members.

Call for participation: Trends in Clinical Informatics - Submission Deadline -March 11, 2024

We invite abstract submissions addressing the theme "Nurses Transforming Healthcare through Informatics," particularly emphasizing real-life experiences in nursing informatics within clinical settings, encompassing both successes and failures. First-time poster presenters are encouraged to contribute abstracts. For submission guidelines and topic suggestions, click here.

 Save the date! Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective - May 17, 2024

We are excited to announce the date for our annual Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective.  We are building an exciting slate of local and national speakers. There will be time for the participants to interact with the speakers and network with new and familiar colleagues. In addition, there will be our exciting yearly event featuring several posters and exhibitors.

Recognize an outstanding Nursing Informaticist for the 2024 Rita D. Zielstorff Award - through April 5, 2024

Each year NENIC recognizes outstanding leaders in the field of Nursing Informatics at our annual symposium. This year is no different but we need our members to nominate the most qualified.

Candidates for nomination must have demonstrated leadership in Nursing Informatics at a public or private organization, nationally or regionally in New England, and be respected as role models by peers. Additionally, nominees should actively support and recruit for the New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC), provide exceptional voluntary leadership, and have made significant contributions to the field through publications or presentations. For full nominating criteria, click here.

Other offerings of interest

New England HIMMS

Clinical Informatics 3-Part Online Series:   AI-Driven Healthcare Innovation:  Bridging the Gap (CEs Pending)
Register Here! as a NENIC member $35 for all 3 sessions.
  • February 9th 12-1:30 pm- The Generation of AI
  • March 1st 12-1:30 - The Legality of AI 
  • April 5th 12-1:30- The Future of AI 

Student Membership

NENIC is pleased to announce a special reduced membership rate for students enrolled in a nursing informatics program. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click here. We are looking forward to an exciting new year.  We will continue to balance community updates, educational offerings, and leadership. It has been an honor to serve as NENIC President.

 

NENIC has a Joint Agreement with Boston Children's Hospital to bring continuing education programs to our membership. Activities will be submitted to the Boston Children's Hospital for approval to award contact hours. The Boston Children's Hospital is accredited as an approved of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Receive a Computers Informatics Nursing (CIN) subscription online & in print at the discounted price of $49.99- Visit CIN Website and use promo code WQK077AA

at checkout.

Past presentations are available, including our COVID19 series, on NENIC's YouTube Channel, and on our website. Worried about FOMO, Subscribe to NENIC's YouTube channel and be notified as soon as it is available!

As always, we are “Nurses Transforming Healthcare through Informatics.”

Be well, be safe, 

Lynda Powers, MBA, MS, RN-BC, NENIC President 

[email protected]

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 Other Resources

Member Benefits:

  • Professional Development
  • Fall and Spring Networking and Education (Complimentary registration )- In person or Remote
  • Registration discount to Annual Symposium
  • Archived Video recordings
  • Opportunities to join NENINC Committees to contribute to certification requirements

2024 20th Annual Symposium!

May 17, 2024

Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective Registration

Register here

 

Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

NENIC’s Annual Conference is recognized as a 'must attend' conference for New England clinical informaticists.   Exhibitors have an outstanding opportunity to showcase their solutions to nurse leaders and decision-makers who are working within clinical information systems, educational applications, data collection/research applications, administrative/decision support systems, and those who have an interest in the field of nursing informatics. 2024 Prospectus- Click Here.

  • Hotel Room (s): NENIC has secured preferred room rates ($169.00) at the  Embassy Suites Waltham Hotel for  1 night (May 16th-17th) .  You can use the following link, under NENIC Leadership,  to book a room.  All reservations must be entered by April 17th.  NENIC Trends Hotel Reservation