11th International Congress in Nursing Informatics

Last Thursday, I posted information about the 11th International Congress in Nursing Informatics:  Advancing Global Health Through Informatics. This event draws nursing professionals in thirty countries  through submissions.  Some of these conference sessions will be translated into Spanish.

Every nurse,  regardless of specialty,  is involved in informatics and contributing in ways that impact patients and their care:  patient care improvement, enhancing professional practice, influencing policy, and conducting research.

Presenters and attendees for this conference is from around the world.  This year’s theme is “Advancing Global Health Through Informatics.”  This theme reflects the rich history of professional and collaborative opportunities to achieve improvements in patient care.

Every three years, the nursing informatics community convenes to inform, study, evaluate, innovate, and create a climate to obtain knowledge that will give nursing informatics novices and experts the opportunity to reach professional goals and impact health globally through informatics innovation.

This is a 5 day conference that features distinguished speakers, interactive panel discussions, comprehensive paper presentations, and networking opportunities.  The keynote speaker is will be Judith Shamian, PhD, Dsci, RN, LLD, FAAN.  Dr. Shamian is president and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses and President of the Canadian Nurses Association.  Dr. Shamian will discuss informatics as it relates to global health and the central role informatics can play in building communities and health policy.

Papers that will be covered in NI 2012:

  • Adoption and acceptamce
  • Care coordination
  • Data exchange standards
  • Documentation systems
  • mHealth
  • Patient safety
  • Social networking/Web 2.0
  • System implementation
  • Telehealth
  • Workflow processes

Nurse informaticists play a critical role in the implementation of various clinical applications (nursing documetation, computerized order entry and electronic medical records.  Nurse informaticists work as developers of communication and information technologies, educators, researchers, chief nursing officers, chief information officers, software engineers, implementation consultants, policy developers, and business owners.

To make a difference in the nursing informatics world, come to this conference, learn and network.

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