• Vote for 2021 Board Candidates Open

    Click the link below to review this years candidates and place your vote.
    Voting for the new board will be open until end of day Friday, April 23rd.
  • April 20th Chapter Meeting

    Please join us on April 20th at 12pm CT to hear from Dr. Joretta Barron about her experience as a DNP student and her project, "Quality Improvement Initiative: Implementing Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Screen in Response to an Automated Sepsis Alert."

    Please RSVP to  A zoom link will be sent closer to the date.

    Hope you can join us!


  • 2021 Distinguished Chapter

    We’re proud to announce our chapter has been selected as an ANIA 2021 Distinguished Chapter! The award is based on excellence in education, scholarship, volunteerism, national involvement, and member engagement in 2020.

    Thank you to our leadership and our members for your dedication, time, and support!
  • Looking forward to summer!

    We're planning our summer, and we need your help! We've created a survey to ensure that we know what we can do to motivate, inspire, and excite you.
  • Stay Tuned for the April Social Event

    Greetings ANIA Az Chapter members.  
    We have exciting news to share!
    We'll be having our first 2021 online social event on April 20th.
    More information to come and be sure to check your social media accounts or the Az Chapter site new information.

    Have a great week!
  • Ohio Chapter ANIA Spring Event

    Ohio Chapter ANIA Spring Event
    April 1st
    3 - 4 pm

    Looking forward to virtually “seeing” everyone at our first educational offering of 2021.


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  • March Business Meeting CANCELLED

  • Save the Date(s)!

    Dear TN ANIA Chapter Members,


    Please save the following dates for our chapter meetings in 2021:


    Tuesday April 20

    Tuesday July 20

    Tuesday October 19

    Tuesday December 14


    Further details including time, speaker/topic and meeting format (virtual, in-person/location) will be announced closer to the dates.


    Looking forward to some great learning and networking opportunities this year!

  • Board Officer Nominations

    Two Board positions are coming up for re-election this year.  In April, we'll mail ballots to you, our BANIA members, so you can vote for the candidates you choose.

    But first we need those candidates!

    By return e-mail, please nominate yourself or anyone you deem suited for these roles:

    • Secretary
    • Social Media Officer

    The job descriptions and qualifications can be found in the Bylaws folder under Library but here's the executive summary:

    • Candidates must be ANIA members in good standing
    • Candidates must have been ANIA members for at least 1 year

    2020 was a busy year -- meetings and educational events -- and 2021 will continue likewise. The work is rewarding (though no one gets paid), fun, and a great opportunity for professional growth. Please get (even more) involved!

    Join us in governing BANIA! Send us your nomination(s)!
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  • Member Survey

    To better understand and serve the membership, we are conducting a brief survey to understand your needs.  The goal is to gain insight into what you would like to see from the chapter and what we can do to meet those needs.
    The survey is designed to take you 5 minutes or fewer to complete.
    We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance
    Your Chapter Board
  • 2021 ANIA Annual Conference

    Thursday, August 5, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021

    2021 Conference



    Sheraton San Diego Marina
    San Diego, CA

    The conference will feature a hybrid educational program. Attend live in San Diego or participate online from your home or workplace. Watch for program and registration information to be available soon!

  • Business Meeting tonight Feb 15th, 2021

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  • 2020 Distinguished Chapter

  • Happy 2021 Ohio ANIA members!

    From Jill Evans Ohio ANIA Chapter President

    I wanted to take some time to thank you all for continuing to be members of the Ohio Chapter of ANIA and moving forward Nursing Informatics within your organizations.

    As our new year starts, I wanted to send a sincere Thank You to our out-going officers, past President Barb Bungard and past Treasurer Michael O’Malley. Both worked very hard for our Chapter over the past year traversing a new landscape as all our meetings and educational offerings needed to be moved virtual. All of us strived to keep the chapter up to date with what was going on and offering a venue to learn a little bit more about the organizations we all represent. Barb did a wonderful job thinking of topics all members would be interested in and finding members and organizational leaders to speak at our educational offerings and our year end meeting. A very big THANK YOU to Michael who worked to get our final meeting/educational session to be eligible for CEUs for all of us who attended. Thank you to Renee Vitullo, our very first Chapter President, for posting all our offerings and newsletters on our Chapter web page.

    I also want to take some time to Welcome our newest members of the Ohio ANIA leadership team: President-elect Stacy Farnan and Treasurer Karen Goda.

    Here is a little bit about our newest Ohio Chapter leaders:

    Stacy Farnan MSN, RN is a Clinical Informatic Analyst II at MetroHealth Systems in Cleveland, Ohio. Stacy studied at the University of Missouri graduating with a Biology degree working as a laboratory technologist at a nuclear research reactor. Stacy went on to receive her BSN for Ursuline college and worked at MetroHealth as a Med-Surg nurse for several years then becoming a Trauma case Manager. Stacy transitioned into her role as a Clinical Analyst II on the inpatient team in 2017 while finishing her MSN through Chamberlain College.

    In Stacy’s Informatics role she is working/has worked on projects such as MetroHealth’s order Set review and maintenance process, human trafficking documentation workflows, and is the lead Informaticist for the implementation of Transfer Center and MetroHealth’s Hospital@Home and Remote Patient Monitoring programs. Stacy is a mother of 6 and resides in Northeast Ohio. 

    Karen Goda, ND, RN-BC is a Program Manager in Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice at Bon Secours Mercy Health and serves as the nurse informaticist for ambulatory and post-acute care.  Karen was a neonatal intensive care/stepdown nurse for many years and then transitioned to pediatric ambulatory nursing.  Her nursing informatics journey started as an instructor and then transitioned to a builder role for multiple Epic applications/modules for several health systems.  Karen has been ANCC Board Certified in Informatics Nursing since 2014.  She has served on the ANCC Standard Setting Study for Informatics Nursing, assisting in the development of the certification exam.  Karen has recently completed a term as a Commissioner on Certification for the ANCC, which allowed her to promote excellence in nursing and help create programs to recognize the individual nurse.  Professional memberships include ANIA and HIMSS.  Karen and her husband have two grown children and live on the far east side of Cleveland.  In her spare time, she likes working on multiple knitting projects, buying way too much yarn, and taking the dog on walks to chase squirrels.

    We are working on this year’s educational offering sessions and meetings. Much like 2020, we are planning to maintain the virtual platform throughout 2021. As a team we are brainstorming ideas of educational offerings so if you have any ideas, would like to present a topic, or would like to highlight your organization in the Chapter newsletter, please contact me at We are looking for other ways for the chapter to communicate and stay in touch with its members, if you have any ideas, please contact any of us (contact information below).

    Again – thank you all for participating in the Ohio ANIA Chapter and I look forward to seeing you all virtually this year.

    Jill Evans MSN, RN, RN-BC


    Contact Us:

    President: Jill Evans:

    President-elect: Stacy Farnan:

    Secretary: Mary Shook:

    Treasurer: Karen Goda:
  • Chapter Social Hour

  • December Meeting Reminder

    December's Meeting is this Monday the 21st from 7:30-8:30pm.  Looking forward to it!

  • Annual Elections Now Open for Nominations!

    ANIA HOUSTON Chapter
    Annual Elections Now Open for Nominations!
    DEADLINE Sunday, December 20, 2020

    In December, we will hold elections for our 2021 Officers and Board of Directors!  This is a great opportunity to be engaged and influence the direction of Nursing Informatics! This past year has been a challenge, but with every challenge comes opportunity. The collection, and application of data has grown exponentially with the pandemic, and nurses are leading the way. Big Data is just one of the exciting areas we want to focus on this upcoming year! 

    Please consider who you would like to nominate for the following positions.  These are 2-year terms, except for the President-Elect, who serves 1 year in that role, then 1 year as President, then 1 year as Past-President in order to better facilitate the transition. 

    Remember to ask the person prior to nominating them!  Also, self-nomination is always encouraged!!

    • President-Elect:


    • Secretary


    • Treasurer

     Susan Stafford

    • Webmaster

     Juliana Brixey  

    • Board Members – 2 openings



    Please send nominations to:

    Brenda Herrmann, MSN, RN-BC, PMP, FHIMSS
    President, ANIA – Houston Chapter

  • Another Great Meeting!

    ​Wow!!! Another great meeting this month, thanks for everyone who joined!

    Dr. Paul Coyne was so impressed with our group and so excited that we wanted to have him as a guest.

    Please reach out to him if you have questions. linkedin

    Also, if you are interested in his company or a pilot with AUGI. Reach out to him via and on
  • Fireside Chat Monday November 16th


    Please mark your calendar’s for Monday’s ANIA meeting.  We will be joined by Paul Coyne DNP, MBA, MSF, RN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC!!!




    Please feel to have invite a guest to our meeting on Monday.

  • Last Call for Nominations

    Dear TN ANIA Chapter Members,

    The deadline to submit nominations for TN Chapter Treasurer and Communications Chair is quickly approaching. To date, there has been a minimal response, and we everyone to help ensure that we have a successful election. Please submit your nomination for Treasurer or Communication Chair as soon as possible. The nomination period ends on November 15th, and voting will begin on November 16th. If you think a fellow member, or yourself, would be a good fit for either of these positions, please submit your nominations via email to

  • Monday's Business Meeting Cancelled

    Hi Everyone,
    I am cancelling Monday's meeting 10/19.  Talk to everyone in November.  Hope everyone is safe and well.​
  • On-demand NOW: 2020 Symposium

    Now through 10/31/2020
    4 CE credits available
    Register under Upcoming Chapter Events, below!
  • Business Meeting 9/21 7:30-8:30pm

    Please see Chapter Discussions for Webex and Agenda Information
  • Thank you/Nurse's house

    Thank you for attending the Optimizing the Management Process of EMR Enhancement Requests. The last of our Fall Education Series. 

    As part of our ongoing support for the community, we have chosen to partner with Nurses House. Nurses House is a national organization dedicated to helping Registered Nurses in need. Nurses House offers assistance with housing and medical expenses to RN's who are seriously ill, injured, disabled, or facing other dire circumstances. Please donate by going to the website and selecting the NY TriState Chapter fundraiser on the bottom of the page or by selecting

  • TN ANIA Chapter Call for Nominations

    Please submit your nominations for Treasurer and Communications Chair to:
  • Chapter Elections coming November 2020

    Announcement of Chapter elections to take place in November, 2020
    Want to get involved? We will be accepting nominations for our Heart of America chapter positions, with the election to be held in November.  We'd love to have you!

    Watch your emails for information to come!
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  • *Save the Dates*- Education Sessions 2020

    The ANIA NY Tristate would like you to save the dates!

    We will be hosting three virtual education sessions this year. 

    We will be sending an email out with instructions on how to register in the near future.

    As part of our ongoing support for the community, we have chosen to partner with Nurses House. Nurses House is a national organization dedicated to helping Registered Nurses in need. Nurses House offers assistance with housing and medical expenses to RN's who are seriously ill, injured, disabled, or facing other dire circumstances. Please donate by going to the website and selecting the NY TriState Chapter fundraiser on the bottom of the page or by selecting

  • Ohio ANIA Newsletter - July 2020

    The Ohio ANIA newsletter has been uploaded to the files area.
  • Update Your Profile

    Help your informatics peers learn more about you by updating your ANIA profile.  Click the link to learn how!
  • BANIA Summer 2020 Virtual Event - Leading Innovation and Creating Cultures of High Performance

    Dear BANIAns, we hope you are all well and safe during this unprecedented pandemic!  While we are all adapting and coping with the new normal, Nursing Informaticists are busier than ever-expanding E.H.R capabilities to address COVID and expand the reach of Telemedicine to patients.

    This summer, we feature Dr. Dan Weberg, Head of Clinical Innovation at TrustedHealth.  They offer a staffing platform for the healthcare industry.  Dan drives product strategy and works to change the conversation around innovation in the healthcare workforce. He is an expert in nursing, healthcare innovation, and human-centered patient design.  He will talk about creating cultures of high performance.  His clinical experience is in emergency departments and acute in-patient hospital settings, and he helped found the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.

    We are pleased to partner once again with the San Diego Chapter of ANIA.  Through them, we are able to award for this event one CEU toward your biannual nursing license renewal certification.

    This event is FREE to ANIA members and has a nominal charge of $5 for non-members.

    To continue to observe social distancing, we will host this event online. A complete online webinar link and information is posted on our BANIA event page (see the link below).  Registration remains open until Friday, September 11th.

    CLICK HERE to Register TODAY for this rare professional growth opportunity!

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP #16941 for one contact hour.
  • Year of the Nurse - Advancing the Practice of Informatics

    Annual (Virtual) Conference 2020 - 3 CEs! 
    September 25th
    > Dr. Don Simborg - Founder of HL7
    "Brief History and Future of Informatics"
    > Cindy Drake - Program Manager Sharp Chula Vista 
    "Implementing Electronic Culture Follow-up in the Emergency Department"

    Registration here on San Diego ANIA page on July 10th

    Save the Date: November 11th Chapter Meeting with additional "conference" like educational opportunities!!

  • Chapter Educational Meeting

    Hello everyone
    Thank you to everyone who attended the educational session on June 25th.  Attached is the link to the recording.  The meeting minutes have been uploaded to the library files.
  • Welcome to the Central Florida Chapter Website!

    Welcome everyone! We are so excited to finally have our website up and running! The main goal is for anyone interested in nursing informatics to have a safe place to learn, ask questions, make friendships, and grow. We encourage posting questions on the discussion board, and there will be a zero tolerance policy for anything but kindness. Thank you!
  • Chapter Educational Session: June 25th at 4 pm

    Chapter Educational Meeting 

    How we’ve adapted to COVID-19; how COVID-19 changed how we do business 

    Presented by Barb Bungard, Jill Evans, Mary Shook, and Mike O’Malley 

    Thursday, June 25th @ 4:00

    We hope you can join - please see the chapter event for connection information.

  • Education Events Move to Webinar Format

    ANIA Midwest wants to continue to support your educational needs....  from a physical distance.  We are here for you virtually.  Instead of our annual symposium planned for June in Indianapolis, we will be offering webinars throughout the year.  Stay tuned!  We are planning some interesting events.  We anticipate Tara Olson from the Mayo Clinic will be first on deck discussing data profiling for the nurse informaticist.
  • ANIA National Conference Date Change

    August 20 - 22, 2020
    The National ANIA Conference scheduled for May 7-9, 2020 has been moved to August 20-22, 2020 due to COVID-19.  The Conference is now Virtual!  More information will be available soon. Stay tuned!​