NENIC Evening Programs (Past)

The following 2012 to fall 2018 education and networking programs illustrate the diversity of events NENIC provides to the clinical informatics community.

2019 Optimizing the E.H.R. with an essential data set: decreasing documentation

On March 26, 2019 Darinda Sutton MSN, RN-BC, FACHE (CNO/ VP Cerner Corporation) recognized the value and expense of nursing time spent as they manage many over designed E.H.R.'s.  Ms. Sutton share her work seeking to establish an essential clinical data set standard with partner organizations. Specifically she will focus of  reduced time executing admission history, reduced number of clicks and higher utilization of data elements.

2018 Beyond the E.H.R. : What's Next for Nursing Informatics

On October 29, 2018 Mark Sugrue MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIS  ( CNIO / ACNO Professional Practice, UMass Medical Center) presented his thoughts on the future of nursing informatics. His explored various national initiatives that are impacting nursing practice, the value of the E.H.R. post implementation and new technologies that are impacting nursing practice today. 

2018 Nurse Innovation: Disrupting Healthcare

 On March 27, 2018, NENIC welcomed Rebecca Love MSN, RN, ANP to speak on Nurse Innovation. Nurse’s, who represent nearly 4 million of the US healthcare workforce, are natural innovators and are constantly innovating at the bedside.Their wealth of knowledge and practical experience, contain the skills to transform healthcare when given the tools to take these processes beyond the bedside to scale. Ms. Love identified  nurse leaders who are challenging the status quo using innovation and business principles. She  focused on how these principles can be used to the field of nursing informatics to unleash the future.

2017 Using Health IT and Patient Engagement to Improve Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

On October 2, 2017 , Dr. Patricia Dykes PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI provided a review of the literature critical to healthcare team communication and patient engagement. She deliveered insights from her research and projects that leverage health IT to improve team communication, patient engagement, and patient safety. Click here for the presentation slides.

2017 Driving Analytics to the Point of Care

 On April 12, 2017 Mr. Mark Sugrue MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS the CNIO at UMass Memorial Medical Center presented "Driving Analytics to the Point of Care". The program described the following: 1) cognitive computing as a method for enabling decision making at the point of care , 2) the importance of capturing health and care data in a structured way to achieve clinical outcomes measurement and 3) natural language processing and the future role in nursing documentation .  Click here for presentation pdf.

2016 Nursing Clinical Decision Support: Governance, Life Cycle and Implementation at the Bedside

 On November 3, 2016 NENIC invited Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN, FAAN and Karen Bavuso MSN, RN  to describe  Nursing Clinical Decision Support (CDS): Governance,Life Cycle and Implementation at the Bedside.  The  program provided an overview of the implementation of Nursing Clinical Decision Support (CDS) in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). CDS governance structure, processes, and lifecycle, as well as the communication, roll out strategy and the impact of nursing CDS at the bedside were presented Click here for presentation slides.

2016 Optimizing your E.H.R. :  A Report from Local CNIO's

On March 7, 2016 The New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC) and Boston Children’s Hospital invited the following CNIO's to offer us insights about their roles, their governance structures and ways they are using, or plan to use, the E.H.R.  to enhance patient care: 

    • Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN (CNIO-Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
    • Marcie Brostoff MS, RN, NE-BC (CNIO Boston Children’s Hospital)
        • Pamela Manor DNP, RN-BC (CNIO- UMass Medical Center)
        • Geralyn Saunders MS, RN (CNIO- Boston Medical Center)
        • Mark Sugrue MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS (CNIO-Lahey Hospital and Medical Center)

The Genomic Evidence to Improve Quality

On October 20, 2015 The New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC) and Boston Children’s Hospital invited Kathleen McCormick PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN, FHIMSS, a senior practitioner, researcher, and policy executive in health informatics, bioinformatic and gerontology, to speak about Genomics. She has worked for the last 17 years in industry to support the NIH, DOD, CDC in genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. 

The New Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice

On February 10, 2015 The New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC) and Boston Children’s Hospital were proud to jointly offer this exciting update by Dr. Cheryl Parker. Dr. Parker was a member of the ANA’s Scope and Standards revision workgroup and presented on the history of nursing informatics scope and standards of practice, the new standards and future trends in nursing informatics. Click here for the video version of the presentation.

Boston Medical Center: An EPIC Big Bang

On October 9, 2014 NENIC partnered with Boston Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Geralyn Saunders MS, RN, and her team to present ‘best practices” learned from their recent EMR implementation. The focus of the presentation was on project management, meeting implementation milestones, education, and preparing staff.  

Using Simulation to Educate Interprofessional Teams in Oral Systemic Health

Using Simulation to Educate Interprofessional Teams in Oral-Systemic Health from Brian Dixon on Vimeo.

On March 18, 2014 NENIC and Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Science partnered to present an exciting educational evening. Dr. Maria Dolce PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, FACHE, Dr. Laura Mylott RN, PhD, ANP BC, and Dr. Jaime Usler LPD, ATC  lectured  on experiential education, simulation, clinical informatics, interprofessional collaborative practice and advanced clinical practice. NENIC members also were able to tour the Goldstein Simulation Suite.

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2013 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute

On November 1, 2013 NENIC partnered with HIMSS, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Organization of Nurse Leaders to bring the HIMSS NI institute to New England for the second year It was a day of sharing knowledge about the role of nurses in implementing information technology, enhancing nursing workflow, promoting patient safety and yielding outcomes that improve patient care.

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Wanted Emerging Authors: Posters to Presentations

On October 8, 2013 NENIC hosted an education session about how to develop a scientific abstract and preparing for publication. Dr. Patti Dykes RN, FAAN, FACMI lectured on how to create a scientific abstract. Then Dr. Dykes was joined by fellow NENIC experts: Denise Goldsmith RN, MS, MPH , Rita Zielstorff RN, MS, FACMI and Maria Hendrickson RN-BC, MSN, MSCS for coaching sessions with NENIC members. It is our hope that this session, created with feedback from our annual symposium, will foster more posters and publications.

E-Health: Are You Engaged?

On March 14, 2013, NENIC hosted Ms. Susan Hull MSN, RN (Chief Health Informatics Officer, Diversinet Corporation; Alliance for Nursing Informatics: Co-chair Consumer and Personal Health ONC Pledge Task Force) to present current strategies, tools and shifting attitudes in the world of e-health.

ACD: A Quest for Consensus in Clinical Documentation – A PRELUDE TO AN EPIC JOURNEY

On Tuesday November 13, 2012, Denise Goldsmith, Executive Director, Informatics for Nursing and Patient Care Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, presented a model for standardizing acute care documentation between two large academic medical centers.

In her position, Ms. Goldsmith provides leadership in creating an infrastructure that captures Nursing’s and other Health Professional’s unique contribution to patient and family care; direction for and management of advanced clinical system analysis and informatics throughout the Patient Care Services department; and collaborates with others to identify opportunities for work process improvement of information management.

She is an integral part of the NENIC family, the NENIC to the ANI Governing board of Directors, a member of the ANI steering committee and was recently selected by AMIA’s Nursing Informatics Working Group members to serve as Member-at-Large for 2013/14.

Health IT and Patient Safety: Implications of the Recent IOM Report

David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc, Executive Director, The Center for Patient Safety Research, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

On June 5, 2012, Dr. Bates presented HEALTH IT AND PATIENT SAFETY:IMPLICATIONS OF THE RECENT INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT. This presentation focused on the recent IOM report Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care released: November 8, 2011. This IOM report builds on previously published reports and explores the role healthcare IT plays in safe patient care delivery.

Click here for the presentation and the audio here.