Message from the President (Past)

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Welcome to Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective - May 17, 2024

Welcome to the 20th Annual Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective. We have assembled an exciting slate of speakers and topics on Artificial Intelligence. There was a slight break in our annual conference due to Covid but we are back on schedule and this is truly a milestone for our community. 
For easy access to the 2024 Trends in Clinical Informatics  Agenda, Poster index, and abstracts, as well as speaker presentations, Look no further: 

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 education offerings


Streamlining Success:  Implementing Documentation Burden Reduction with the AMIA 25x5 Toolkit

Live Webinar, March 25 12:00-1:00 pm EDT.  Free. Register

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 
2024   Be sure to check out our Virtual Journal Club


The New England HIMSS Spring Conference, held this past June, is now available to view on-demand for 6 CME Credits!  Use code "NENIC" for discounted registration.   Register Now

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Describe how using a Within Defined Limits Framework can decrease the volume of nursing documentation
• List 3 ways to measure user experience
• Describe the process to prepare user experience scenarios and user testing sessions
• Discuss the impact to the healthcare system if the situation is not addressed

Oct 2023

Special thanks to everyone who made this year's Trends in Clinical Informatics- A Nursing Perspective (May 19, 2023) a success, especially our wonderful speakers and members. Speaker presentations, member highlights, and poster presentations are available to all!

Congratulations to the 2023 Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics leadership award recipient: Diane K. Menasco MSHI, BSN, RN, CPHIMS (Director of Nursing Informatics, Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital)!


2023 Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award Recipient

 (L:R- Rita D. Zielstorff, Diane Menasco, Andrew Phillips) 



Sept 2023
Please join us for our September 19, 2023 (6-7 pm)  journal club, Registration will be open soon. We will be reading and discussing the following:


Galatzan BJ, Carrington JM. Communicating Data, Information, and Knowledge in the Nursing Handoff. Comput Inform Nurs. 2022 Jan 1;40(1):21-27. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000806. PMID: 34347647.

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.

May 2023

Trends in Clinical Informatics : A Nursing Perspective

Featured speakers:

  • Keynote - Patricia C. Dykes Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI, (Senior Nurse Scientist and Research Program Director,MassGeneralBrigham, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School): Communicating Nurses Narrative Concerns (CONCERN) Early Warning Systems;
  • Patricia Sengstack DNP, RN-BC, FAAN, FACMI, (Senior Associate, Dean of Nursing Informatics Vanderbilt School of Nursing): The Interconnection between Health IT Safety and the E.H.R;
  • Andrew Phillips PhD, RN, FAMIA  (Associate Professor,  MGH Institute of Health Professions) : Nursing Informatics Research: Years in Review (2021-2023);
  • Rae Walker PhD, RN, FAAN (Associate Professor and Ph.D. Program Director, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) :  Imagining Radical Futurities for Nursing Informatics in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era.
  • Member Highlights presentations facilitated by Karen Bavuso RN, MSN:
    • Debra Furlong MS, RN-BC (Brigham and Women's Hospital): Nurse Proactive Rounding Utilizing a Deterioration Index Tool
    • Elizabeth Bryand MSN, RN, ACCNS, BS (Newport Hospital [Lifespan]): Nurse-Driven Heparin Continuous Infusion Protocol Optimization with EHR Decision Support
    • Leslie Hutchins MBA, BSN, RN, RN-BC,BC-NE (Yale New Haven Health): Infusion Pump Interoperability - Safety/Efficiency/Data Accuracy
March 2023 

Spring Education Event March 21, 2023 

Join us for our Annual Business Meeting and Educational Event on Evaluating the User Experience in a Documentation Redesign.   Speakers will discuss the process, methods, results, and lessons learned for evaluating end user experience as part of a large digital documentation redesign project.  User satisfaction, efficiency and effectiveness were evaluated for current state and future state digital documentation among inpatient and emergency room nurses using standardized user experience methodologies.  Registration now open. 

March 2023 


New England HIMSS Clinical Informatics Council will be hosting a luncheon series in March exploring AI in the clinical world.   The cost for NENIC members will be $35 for 4.5 CEs, using coupon code: NENIC.    Dates and times are as follows:

March 3, 12:00pm, EST - 1:30pm, EST
March 10, 12:00pm, EST - 1:30pm, EST
March 17, 12:00pm, EDT - 1:30pm, EDT

For more information and to register:    Sessions will be recorded, and registrants may watch the recording later and retrieve CEs. 

Dec 2022

We had a great fall educational program, Karen Bogard MHA, RHIA (Senior Manager of Data and Record Integrity (Mass General Brigham, Digital HIM) presented The 21st Century Cures Act: What Nurse Informaticists Need to Know.   Slides for your reference can be found here: 2022 Bogard Information Blocking 21st Century Cures Act.pdf.

Nov 2022


Vote for a Nursing Informatics Leader


HIMSS and ANI have partnered to present the HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leader award. This year, the full slate of nominees is open to public voting as part of the HIMSS Changemaker Awards. 

The 2023 HIMSS Changemaker in Health Award finalists public voting platform is now open. We invite you to help us spread the word to colleagues and peers to vote for their favorite changemaker. HIMSS membership is not required to vote. Public voting ends at 5:00pmCT on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.


The public voting platform may be accessed here and you are welcome to view the news item as well. Use the drop down under group to find the nomniees for this award and go back to vote for other nominees in different categories. 


July 2022

Congratulations to our member, Patti Dykes, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FACMI, who was inducted into the International Researcher Hall of Fame from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.   The 2022 Hall of Fame induction was held during Sigma’s International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Monday, July 25. Patti, is senior nurse scientist and program director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety, Research and Practice, at Brigham and Women's Hospital.   Patti's work focuses on clinical informatics and patient safety, including fall prevention and development of evidence-based clinical decision support and artificial intelligence.



  • April 22, 2022: Trends in Clinical Informatics:  A Nursing Perspective (Registration open!) - Approved for 6 CE!
    • Location: The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
    • Time: 7:00 a - 3:00pm
    • Brochure with speakers, agenda, and conference center directions
    • In-person-only event: We are still sensitive to COVID variants. We believe it is still important to honor our mission of education, networking, and highlighting nursing practice that transforms patient care through informatics. This program will be offered as an in-person-only event. We will monitor all CDC updates, and assure compliance with public health recommendations.
  • If you missed any of the NENIC COVID series ( click here) and catch them on our YouTube channel. Be sure to check out the smart links when you click on 'show more' in the description section.

March 2022

The NE HIMSS December program will be available to you through March 2022.  



Congratulations to all of the AMIA Award Winners ( and especially to our NENIC members and friends!

  1. Congratulations to Patricia Dykes RN, PhD for receiving the Harriet Werley Award:
  • Development of four electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM)  for use in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) following elective primary total hip and knee arthroscopy (Patricia C. Dykes RN, Ph.D., Mica Curtain-Bowen BA, Troy Li BS, Avery Pullman BS, Alexander Businger MPH, Stuart Lipsitz ScD, Ani Syrowatka PhD, Michael Sainlaire MS, Tien Thai BS, David Bates MD, MSc)

       2. Congratulations to Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH RN, FAAN, Dr. Patricia Brennan RN, Ph.D. FAAN and their team, for receiving ‘Distinguished Poster’ recognition  

  • Utilizing Advanced Visualization Technology to Study Home Care Challenges (Denise Goldsmith, RN, MS, MPH, FAAN, Sara Flash BS, Patricia Flately Brennan RN, PhD, FAAN,  Jim Holdnack PHD)


Are you following the Symposium Series to Reduce Documentation Burden on U.S.Clinicians by 75% by 2025? If so, they have started a social media campaign and have published an executive summary, and have a new infographic (below). On Twitter, look for #25x5 and #HIMSS2021 hashtags, and retweet the 25x5 content from the@ColumbiaDBMI and @vumcDBMI. Spread the word!!


The 2020 Education and Development Committee has been busy and is thrilled to announce new networking and education programs with CE. Mark your calendars!

October 2021

On October 19, 2021 (6:00-7:30 pm) Fall Education and Development Program-Virtual CE

May 2021

NENIC & NE HIMSS- CE Opportunities!

NENIC  partnered with NE HIMSS for their annual spring conference on May 11-13, 2021. The theme was " Empowering People to Impact Health Through Technology". May 13, 2021 was a day dedicated to multi-disciplinary day focused on Clinical Informatics and offering up to 6 CE ( RN's, MD's, and Pharmacists)! Click here for the agenda . There was a reduced registration fee for NENIC members.

March 2021

On March 16, 2021 NENIC held its annual Business meeting (on-line)  and then offered Open Notes and the 21st Century Cures Act: Lessons Learned from the Open Notes Initiative -presented by Jan Walker RN, MBA (Associate Professor HMS, BIDMC) and Suzanne Leveille RN, PhD (Professor, UMass-Boston, BIDMC). Click here for the PowerPoint presentation and for the recording, please visit our YouTube channel. 



Congratulations to Ardie Henry MS, RN-BC, the 2020 recipient of the Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. Ardie received her award safely and with COVID19 style. ( To learn more about Ms. Henry and her contributions, click here!)

We are upgraded our website on  Tuesday, January 26, 2021. We expect that you received your notice and hopefully, it will be transparent to you. If your membership has lapsed, which it does typically on January 1, you will receive a notification to renew your membership and we hope you do! 

This upgrade is primarily administrative (i.e. backend) and provides NENIC with an enhanced membership management system. It will allow us to grow membership, automate manual tasks, manage revenue, and enhance our ability to bring you continuing education programs.

We have been busy testing new functionality and do not expect surprises but, as we know, you may experience some issues.  If so, please e-mail Theresa Jasset MSM, RN, CNOR ([email protected]) and we will work to quickly resolve these issues.



In the year of the Nurse, during the month of the Nurse and on Nurse's Day, NENIC celebrates you and the profession of Nursing. We do this with you through leadership, scholarship, networking, and education. We celebrate you, our community, nurses at the front line, and all nurses working to improve patient care. We see you, we celebrate you today and every day!

Recommended Podcast

Here is a podcast episode of "Informatics in the Round" with Kevin B. Johnson MD, MS, FAAP, FACMI (Informatician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Medical Center) you might find of value. His podcast on June 21, 2020, focuses on the issues surrounding George Floyd and anti-black racism, and what we in informatics can do to combat this issue that's finally been thrust into the light where enough Americans can see it. He assembled a panel of thought experts, including panelist Dr. Patty Brennan RN, Ph.D., FAAN ( Director, National Library of Medicine) one of the most visible and most influential biomedical informatics experts in the world. The WORLD! They are calling for action. The podcast can be found here.



December 8, 2020 - NENIC and Computers, Informatics, Nursing  (CIN) Journal Club

NENIC continues to partner with organizations and publishers to bring you curated CE. We are happy to partner this December with Wolters Kluwer's CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, and the Editor in Chief- Leslie H. Nicholl Ph.D., MBA, RN, FAAN.  We will be discussing the Characteristics of Nurses Who Use Social Media, (CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: February 2014 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 73-74; DOI: 10.1097/01.NCN.0000444339.89422.34). 


Register today and receive the complimentary link to the article in your confirmation e-mail.  For those registered, you will receive a ZOOM invitation on the day of the program.  Following the journal club discussion, you will receive another complimentary link to the CIN/ Wolters Kluwer CE connection with directions about how to get CE. 

October 2020

Fall Education and Networking Program on October 20, 2020 - Member Highlights!

NENIC's Fall virtual educational and networking meeting was on October 20, 2020, and presented our member favorite, Member Highlights! Historically this has been part of our Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective. Yet this year is a bit different but we still had many excellent submissions and culled three abstracts to bring to you! 

  • Meg Grande MS, RN: Use of Nursing Quality Data Dashboard to Improve Staff Documentation Compliance ( Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA)
  • Julie Martineau BSN, RN-BC, and Michelle Sokol MSHMI, BSN, RN: Reducing Medication Overrides and Errors One Step at a Time (Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA)
  • Marisa Sileo MSN, RN-BC: Disease Action Plan: A Dynamic Clinical Tool (Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA)
October 2020 

More local CE! NENIC and NE HIMSS

NENIC partnered with NE HIMSS and announced that on 10/6/202 - John Glaser Ph.D. presented his latest HBR article " Time for a new kind of Electronic Health Record". 1.5 CE has been approved and to learn more, click here! ( $20 for HIMSS members and $40 for non-members).

September 2020

Our next COVID19 series will be on September 29, 2020 (6:00-7:30 pm). We are thrilled to welcome Hartford Healthcare's Informatics team. They will be presenting on  Digital Transformation and Optimized Clinical Workflows to Support COVID-19 Rapid Response with an emphasis on Clinical Data Visualization, Colleague re-deployment, Surge Management as well as PPE Challenges.

Invited Speakers: 

  • Susan Marino, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President and CNIO, VP and CNIO, Informatics, Hartford Healthcare
  • Michelle Schneider, RN, Analytics Clinical Lead, Informatics, Hartford Healthcare;
  • Linda Ruggiero, MSN, BSN, RN, System Director, Informatics, Hartford Healthcare
  • Dianna Kiraly, MS, RN-BC, System Director, Informatics, Hartford Healthcare

July 2020

Our next  COVID19 series will be on July 21, 2020 (6:00-7:30 pm) on Tele-Health & Tele-Nursing and our featured speakers will be:

  • Teresa Rincon RN, Ph.D., CCRN-K, FCCM; Director of Clinical Ops & Innovation | Virtual Med; UMassMemorial  Health Care
  • Lisa C. Dutton, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC; Professional Development Manager, Ambulatory Nursing; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Laura MacLean MS, RN-BC; Nursing Program Director of Ambulatory Informatics; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; [email protected]
The WHO declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic in March of 2020. As of July 1, 2020, the CDC reported that there were more than 2.7 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 130,000 deaths related to COVID-19 in the U.S. Risk related to transmission and complications (respiratory distress requiring hospitalization and death) are high. Telehealth and Tele-Nursing have been used as a strategy to decrease transmission of and enhance patient care related to COVID-19. This program will discuss innovations in tele-health and the Remote Monitoring Care Companion implemented by Mass General Brigham.

June 2020

We are welcoming the following speakers for our 3rd  COVID19 educational series,  on the evening of June 23, 2020  :  

  • Lee Ann Williams Ph.D., MSN, RN-BC, RN-NPD: CNIO, Senior Director, Clinical Education and Informatics, Quality and Practice (Boston Childrens Hospital),
  • Catherine Turner BSN, MBA, RN-BCAssociate Vice President, Marketing (Meditech)
  • Janet Deroche: Associate Vice President, Professional Services (Meditech)

The slides from the Virtual Informatics Summit presentations are available. Once you click on the session, click on the presentation title. You will see slide/manuscript files. HIMSS 2020 Digital is also online.  

April 2020

On April 21, 2020 NENIC ( welcomed Christine Suchecki MSN, RN-BC ((Inpatient Clinical Informatics Lead, Partners e-care, Partners Healthcare) ) and reviewed the process for innovating and rapidly decreasing the inpatient nursing documentation burden during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you missed the presentation, you can find it on our YouTube channel! Subscribe now.



Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective scheduled for 4/24/2020 - Cancelled. For more information, click here.

NENIC also wants to keep you informed during this COVID19 pandemic. Therefore we will be sponsoring the following program on April 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm :  COVID19: Disaster Admission Navigator and Decreasing Documentation (Remote/Zoom access only).

• Speaker: Christine Suchecki MSN, RN-BC (Inpatient Clinical Informatics Lead, Partners e-care, Partners Healthcare) Brochure

This program will describe a process for rapidly decreasing inpatient nursing documentation burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of a Disaster Admission Navigator, and NI governance. It is a continuing nursing education (CNE) activity and carries 1.5 contact hours. It is offered as a joint program with Boston Children's Hospital.

We are always scanning the literature, like the one below,  and speaking with each other about resources. We will typically place them in the "Latest News" section on our web page. 

J Jeffery Reeves, MD, Hannah M Hollandsworth, MD, Francesca J Torriani, MD, Randy Taplitz, MD, Shira Abeles, MD, Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D., MPH, Marlene Millen, MD, Brian J Clay, MD, Christopher A Longhurst, MD, Rapid Response to COVID-19: Health Informatics Support for Outbreak Management in an Academic Health System, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocaa037,

The AMIA 2020 Virtual Informatics Summit has concluded but if you missed it, here are all the sessions.

The slides from the Virtual Informatics Summit presentations are available as well. Once you click on the session, click on the presentation title. You will see slide/manuscript files.

We are proud to extend complimentary registration to the AMIA 2020 Virtual Informatics Summit and it is open for registration. The Summit takes place March 23-26, the originally scheduled dates of the live meeting, from 11:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. EDT. This Virtual Summit is in GoToWebinar format and an open opportunity for anyone. There is no cost to register.

On a personal note, we are with you.  Fred Rogers said, “When I …. would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping’”. It is a privilege to serve dedicated, helping professionals striving to improve patient care.

Winter 2020

    Thank-you Andrea Santos MSHI, BSN, RN, our Past President, for her leadership and direction this past year!

Our Winter Education and Networking meeting on March 18, 2020 (5:30-7:30) featuring Holly B. Fontenot Ph.D., WHNP-BC, FAAN will move forward as a Remote, Zoom session only!

Dr. Fontenot will be speaking on Closing the HPV Vaccination Gap and her efforts in developing a  mobile app to serve underserved populations. (BROCHURE)

The New England Nursing Informatics Consortium is a community. We work to support our members educationally, operationally and continue to transform patient care through informatics.  We understand the profound impact this virus is having on our communities and are working to bring good information to you that transcends organizational and solution provider boundaries. 

Fall 2019  NENIC is a dynamic regional organization of nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and HIT solution providers, and as such it’s my pleasure to serve as the 2019 President. 

This year the organization plans to continue to provide educational and professional growth opportunities to our members. In addition, my personal goal for NENIC this year is to broaden the knowledge and audience of all NENIC offers to our members and the organizations they serve.

Specifically, we will do this through an organization-wide effort to expand our digital presence and a concerted focus on growing our membership.

Highlights from 2019-2020 so far!

  • A  dynamic and informative presentation from Kristin Hill MA  (Practice Administrator,  Population Behavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center). The program, developed by Hill and her colleagues, was a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient. Here are quick links to the slide presentation and the session recording 

 (L-R: Andrea Santos, KristinHill, Diane Menasco)

 Summer 2019

NENIC’s mission is to support Nurses as we transform healthcare through nursing informatics.  Our primary focus is to realize our mission through professional development, continuing education and sharing resources and information. We welcome all healthcare professionals with a desire to learn more about clinical informatics, solution providers, or others working with H.I.T., we hope you will join our organization and contribute to helping advance the NENIC mission.

Thank you to everyone who made this year's Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective a success especially our speakers and poster authors. It was a great day! 

Finally, we want to recognize Karen Bavuso MSN, RN,  her contributions to the profession of nursing, and her efforts to advance patient care through informatics, as the 2019 recipient of the Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership award! Congratulations and well deserved!

Spring 2019  

March 26, 2019, Spring Education and Business Meeting

Optimizing the E.H.R. with an essential data set: Decrease documentation ( Virtual Meeting) 

  • Darinda Sutton, MSN, RN-BC, FACHE (CNO for Foundation and Premier segments of Cerner ) will be joining us and giving us an update on local initiatives. She will be speaking about over-designed E.H.R.’s and non-value-added-data elements. Her work on implementing essential clinical data set standards and streamline (i.e. reduce) documentation will be insightful.  (Registration is complimentary for NENIC Members but required for CE and to receive the webinar video link)

Winter 2018

 Year-end message from Paula Wolski MSN, RN-BC 2018 President

As we near the end of 2018 and enter the hectic holiday season I feel that reflecting on the accomplishments and changes that NENIC has made over the past year an inspiring task.  We as a volunteer organization continue to bring our members services and opportunities that are valuable and for some rewarding.  Early in 2018 we embarked on a membership drive that gave members the possibility of obtaining new members and in turn receive a free one-year membership.  This helped us grow our membership base and the hope is that those members, in turn, will participate in the many offerings that NENIC provides including free remote educational sessions.  We hope to bring this opportunity back to our members again this year as well.

We have embarked on a social media campaign, if you participated in Trends 2018 you know that we live tweeted during this event and it was well received.  We plan to continue to Live tweet at all our future offerings so that we can garner some immediate feedback on content and give us more exposure to other like-minded folks.  We hope to shortly expand our presence on LinkedIn so that our members will have another forum to obtain up to date information on happenings as well as exposure to Informatics content.  There are some other items being reviewed that may enhance opportunities for our members to ask questions of our community so check back in frequently to see how things are moving.

We have also added a journal club with the inaugural session being in November 2018.  This session reviewed nursing dashboards.  The event was well attended and offered CEU’s.  Our program development group hopes to offer this online material up to 5 times a year with a generous partnership with the journal CIN: Computers, Informatics and Nursing.  We hope that all of you take advantage of this opportunity to learn and share with your colleagues.

As my term as President ends I look back and see all that this organization has accomplished and I feel a sense of pride both for what has been done but also for what is to come.  I believe that we will continue to expand our digital presence in 2019 and beyond.  I look forward to seeing both new colleagues and old acquaintances at many NENIC events and hope that you will join us.

The NENIC Board wishes you Peace and Joy during this Holiday season and a happy, healthy, and educational New Year in 2019.  Thank you for all of your support.

Fall 2018 


NENIC is partnering with CIN: Computers, Informatics and Nursing and offering a virtual, on-line journal club. We are still in the planning stage but are targeting the inaugural meeting for November 19, 2018, at 5:30-6:30 pm (EST).   

NENIC selected the following article (below) for discussion because of the importance of dashboards to clinical practice today and in the future:

  •  Wilbanks, B. A., & Langford, P. A. (2014). A review of dashboards for data analytics in nursing. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN, 32(11), 545–549.
  • Click here for access to the article

We are thrilled to announce that Primary Author Bryan A. Wilbanks PhD., DNP, CRNA will be joining us for the discussion.

Marianne Kerr, CIN Publisher, has made the article available (above) at no charge for the months of November and December. Special thanks to Leslie H. Nicoll Ph.D., MBA, RN, FAAN, Heather Carter-Templeton Ph.D., RN-BC and Bryan A. Wilbanks Ph.D., DNP, CRNA for their support in this exciting initiative. 

 There will be CE for this event for registered participants.  Registration will open next Wednesday (11/14/2018). 

  • A link to join the discussion, on ZOOM, will be sent to you in a confirmation notice after you have registered.
  • Registration required to receive your continuing education certificate.
  • Click here for the presentation

Fall 2018 

 The 2018 FALL Education and Networking Program offering was : 
Monday October 29, 2018  5:30-7:30p 
Newton Wellesley Hospital-  Shipley Auditorium
Beyond the EHR: What's Next for Nursing Informatics? 
  • Featured Speaker: Mark Sugrue MSN, RN-BC, FHIMS, CPHIMS     

This event was complimentary to all NENIC members and you can join us in person or remotely.  This program is a joint offering from NENIC and The Boston Children’s Hospital.   

If you are interested in this presentation, please visit our YouTube Channel

Summer 2018

We are especially proud to announce the 2018 winner of the Rita D Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, Ms. Debra Furlong MS, RN!  Congratulations. ( Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN, FAAN, Debra Furlong MS, RN, Rita Zielstorff MS, RN, FACMI) 

Please take a moment to celebrate and congratulate our 2018 Rita D. Zieltorff Award recipient, Deb Furlong MS, RN

Summer 2017

Thank you for another great annual symposium this year! Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nurse’s Perspective was a huge success, thanks to you! The day was filled with exciting speakers, insightful posters, and great product updates from our sponsors. We also want to thank Partners Healthcare and The Children’s Hospital of Boston for their continued support.

 If you were unable to join us, you can find proceedings from the day in our innovation library. We will also be posting video recordings later this summer.

2017 Rita D Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

 We want to congratulate the 2017 recipient of The Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award to  Mr. Mark Sugrue MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS (CNIO, UMass Medical Center). Mr. Sugrue continues to be a  beacon of leadership in our community and is well-deserving of this prestigious award.

 We will be spending the summer months looking at how to improve our educational and development offerings as well as looking at how NENIC can better serve our community. If you have suggestions, please send them along!  We would love to hear them.

 We hope that you all are having a wonderful summer.

Spring 2017

Special thanks to   Mark Sugrue MSN, RN, FHIMSS, CPHIMS (CNIO, UMass Medical Center and ACNO of Professional Practice) who presented  Driving Analytics to the Point of Care at our spring event.  Mr. Sugrue also offered an update from HIMSS17 and  Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN, FAAN, AMIA NIWG chair, provided AMIA updates.  We want to thank both Boston Children's Hospital, our Joint Provider partner, and Newton Wellesley for their support. 

Our  15th Annual Symposium (May 12, 2017)  – Trends in Clinical Informatics: A Nursing Perspective is this Friday and we hope to see many of our members there!

May 12th is also Nursing Informatics Day and Florence Nightingale's birthday. She would have been 197 years old. Happy Birthday to one of our greatest Nurse Scientists and Statisticians.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Jane Englebright Ph.D., RN, CENP, FAAN who will share her insights on simplifying and standardizing clinical documentation to generate big data. In addition, Marcie Brostoff MS, RN, NE-BC (Boston Children’s Hospital), Sarah Collins, Ph.D., RN (Partners), Andrew Phillips Ph.D., RN (MGH-IHP), and others will also be providing updates on best practices and examples of nurses who are transforming patient care with informatics.  

Winter 2016

Dr. Patricia Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine, will be speaking at Boston College on March 27, 2017. Dean Susan Gennaro Ph.D., RN, FAAN has extended an invitation to the NENIC community so register soon and give Dr. Brennan a warm New England welcome! Register here.

Thank you to all who attended our Fall Education and Development Program! The program was a great success with member participation from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine! Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN, FAAN, and I  were able to offer a glimpse into the world of Nursing Clinical Decision Support: Governance, Life Cycle, and Implementation at the Bedside.  For those of you who were unable to attend, we will have a recording soon in our Members Only section.

Continue to enjoy encore Trends presentations by Bonnie Westra Ph.D., 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.

Fall 2016

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 Tiffany Kelly PhD, MBA, RN on her recent publication Electronic Records for Quality Nursing and Healthcare.

 Also congratulations to Virginia Saba EdD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, and Kathleen McCormick Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI, FHIMS, past NENIC presenters, on being awarded a Doody's Core Title (DCT) for 2016! The award honored the 6th edition of the Essentials of Nursing Informatics (McGraw-Hill). 

 Lastly, please check out the  August 2016 edition of CIN (Computers Informatics Nursing)  Journal with member highlights from our 2016 Annual Symposium  Member Highlights at 2016 NENIC Consortium's 2016 Symposium.

Spring  2016

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.