Announcements

  • Congratulations to our own Joe Cook!

    National Election Results Are In!
    The results of the ANIA national election have been finalized. Congratulations to the members who were elected to serve on the 2022 ANIA Board of Directors:
    • Director: Andrew Awoniyi, ND, RN-BC
    • Director: Joseph Michael Cook, DNP, MSN, RN-BC
    • Director: Katherine Taylor Pearson, DNP, RN-BC, CLSSBB, CPBI, CKM
    The newly elected leaders will assume their roles on January 1, 2022.

    Thank you for voting! I'm sure Joe will make an excellent director, and we all wish him well in this new role!
  • Remember to read and post!

    Read and post on the Educational Discussion Board!
  • December Chapter Meeting

    We can't wait to see you (via Zoom!)
    Tuesday, December 14 at 5 pm.

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  • 2021 Business Meeting Survey

    Happy holidays Maryland ANIA members!

    We hope you are all staying safe and especially warm these last few cold weeks.  We would like to invite all of you to our annual 2021 Business Meeting, but we would love some additional input from all of you regarding time, in-person or virtual, as well as interest.  It is a time where we talk about our 2022 agenda and gather additional insight from our members of what you would like to see. 

    The link for the survey is as follows:  2021 Business Meeting

    Please follow the prompts in the survey. It will close by EOB (end of business) Monday, November 29, 2021

    We hope many of you can join!

    Happy Holidays,

    Renee Wisely, MS, RN
    Chair, Membership Engagement

  • Holiday Giving 2021: ANIA SoCal Chapter Food Drive

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment and food insecurity soared. More people than ever turned to food banks and community programs for help putting food on the table.

    Thousands of men, women and children struggle with hunger. As healthcare professional, we know promoting a lifestyle that includes healthy eating patterns have been deemed to be cost effective for the prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and an optimal nutrition status has been shown to be crucial in obesity prevention. 

    ANIA SoCal created this fundraiser to help provide these much-needed meals to our neighbors through the Feeding America network of local food banks and we're asking you to join us in our cause. Every $1 donated helps provide at least 10 meals.

    Fighting hunger, feeding hope - Together, ANIA SoCal and Feeding America will make sure that everyone has the nourishment they need this holiday season.

    Click on the Donate button below to make difference and assist our local SoCal communities obtain the necessary nutrition to thrive.

  • GA HIMSS Annual Conference

    GA HIMSS is hosting its Annual Educational Conference on January 25th, 2022!  We encourage you to attend - Click below for more information!
  • GA Chapter ANIA Annual Meeting

    We will be holding our chapter annual meeting in January 2022 - stay tuned for more information!
  • AZ Chapter Annual Christmas Gift Giving Opportunity


    AZ ANIA Chapter Annual Christmas Giving
     
    We will sponsor a family of four through the SAVE THE FAMILY FOUNDATION of ARIZONA.
     
    Donate via Zelle

     

    Please donate by December 8th so we have time to shop.

    Also please send a selfie if you donate for our chapter records.

    Thank you!!

  • Annual Elections are Now Open for Nominations!

    ANIA HOUSTON Chapter
     DEADLINE for Nomination Submission
    Sat., Nov. 27th


    In December 2021, we will hold elections for our 2022 Officers and Board of Directors!  This is a great opportunity to get involved, network, and impact the direction of Nursing Informatics!

    Please consider the ANIA member you would like to nominate for the following positions.  The Board Member position serves a 2-year term. The President-Elect is a 3-year commitment, serving 1 year in that role, 1 year as President, and then 1 year as Past-President to better facilitate the transition.

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

    • President-Elect:
    • Board Members – 1 opening

    Contact Dr. Dorothy Alford for more information, dorothy.alford@gmail.com

  • Join Us For GDV-ANIA's Bi-Monthly Social Hour !


    Mark your calendar for the 4th Tuesday of every other month (even months) at 7 PM.
    Please join us using this link to join the meeting.
  • November 3-4, 2021 IQSC Data & Analytics Virtual Conference

  • BANIA Speaker Event - earn 1 CEU

    BANIA Chapter virtual event - November 6th

    Topic: "My Data, My Choice"
    Speaker: Ardy Arianpour
    CEO and founder of Seqster, Inc

    Seqster recently won the Top Tech Awards 2021 Best Startup and endorsed by Shark Tank ABC's Kevin
    O'Leary aka MR. WONDERFUL!
  • Chapter Elections for 2022 Board -- Call for nominations

    Want to make a difference? Get involved? Build your resume?

    Chapter Elections
    are to be held starting December 1.
    Nominations are open through November 12, 2021

    If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else,
    please send an email with the individual's name, email and office you're nominating them for
    to heartofamericaania@gmail.com

    Offices that are available:
    President-Elect*
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Education Chair
    Connections Chair - Membership
    Connections Chair - Social Media

    *This officer serves as President-Elect for one year and then as President for one year
  • Education Webinar


     
    Organizational Change Management – The role of the Nurse Informaticist
    October 19, 2021
    6pm-7pm

     

    As a nurse informaticist, you need to prepare for changes at every level and to guide others through the process and adjustment of change. Whether it is a planned initiative, volatile environment, or unexpected situation, change is inevitable.  Effective change leaders do three of the following things:

    1. Anticipate where things are moving
    2. Facilitate the implementation of change
    3. Sustain momentum by taking charge and moving things ahead

    This webinar will assist nurse informaticists in the role they have in leading, guiding, and facilitating change throughout an organization.

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    Senior Business Consultant, PCS

    Donald has a background in critical care and emergency nursing. He has been in the HIT field for the past 15 years working primarily with hospital system implementations but also doing support, optimization, reporting, project management, and analytics.


  • Accepting Nominations for 2022 Board Members

    Greetings ANIA DFW Members.  It's time to start nominating new board members for 2022!  When you nominate yourself or one of your colleagues for the board, you are helping to ensure our legacy of greatness lives on!! 

    Vacancies:

    Voting Members

    Voting members must be a nurse in senior roles within his/her career.

    1. Vice President
    2. Treasurer

    Non-voting Members

    Multiple areas and people needed from various backgrounds for non-voting member positions to assist with operational activities.

    1. Communications
    2. Enrollment/Recruitment
    3. Event Planning
    4. Chapter Meetings/WebEx Planning
    5. Website Management

    We hope you'll consider nominating yourself OR one of your employees, friends, or colleagues for this rewarding position.  **Please keep in mind, board membership is a 3-year commitment with potential for advancement**

     

    Board Member Nomination Form: 2022 Nomination Form
  • November Chapter Meeting - earn 1 CEU

    ANIA SD virtual meeting - November 10th

    Topic: "Expectations vs. (Virtual) Reality in Nursing Education"
    Speaker: Charisse Lyn Tabotabo, DNP, RN-BC, RNC-NIC
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Hahn School of Nursing & Health Science

    More details to come~
    Earn 1 CEU
    Sign up now!

  • BANIA Sponsors Virtual ANCC Informatics Nursing Certification Exam Review Course

    Don't have time to attend a live review course for your ANCC Nursing Informatics Certification? Stay in the comfort of your home and prepare for the ANCC Informatics Nursing Certification Exam with self-paced online modules and a virtual live review session!

    Includes:
    · 11.75 hours of On-Demand Certification Review modules
    · Downloadable handouts specific to the modules (Study Plan, Foundations of Practice, System Design Life Cycle, and Data Management and Health Care Technology). The modules are pre-recorded MP4 files that are accessible with an assigned code and on-demand once registered.
    · A complimentary copy of Mometrix Test Preparation Study Guide*
    · 1.5 hour Virtual Review Session: September 18, 2021 (9:00 am PT) ~ Bay Area (BANIA) Chapter Virtual Session
    · A total of 12.25 ANCC contact hours

    𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗡𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟲, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝘁 ANIA Chapter Hybrid Course Offering

    *Register by August 30, 2021, to ensure delivery of the study guide prior to the virtual session. Registration is open through September 16, 2021, but the study guide will be delivered after the virtual session if you register later than August 30, 2021.

    (Note: The study guide is not required for the online and virtual sessions, but to provide further review material in preparation for the certification exam.)
  • Applied Data Science for Nurse Leaders

    Hello everyone, 

    Please accept our sincere apologies, due to unforeseen processing issues- we will be unable to issue CE's for Applied Data Science for Nurse Leaders session in July.

    Your Midwest Chapter Board
  • Save the Date for our VIRTUAL Conference

    Stay tuned for registration details!
  • August 16th Business Meeting TONIGHT 7:30-8:30 PM



  • Distinguished Chapter 2021

  • Welcome to the SCeNIC Board!

    We are pleased to welcome Sara Thimmes to the SCeNIC Board as our new Secretary.  Sara is a resident of Duncan, SC.  She obtained her BSN in 2016 and is currently pursuing her MSN in Education at Walden University.  Sara started her nursing career as an ADN working on an Oncology/Stroke unit and has worked in Informatics since 2011  in various roles.  Sara is currently working as an application analyst supporting peri-operative areas within the Epic  EMR system.  Along with ANIA, she is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.  Sara is a Veteran of the Army and a member of Team Red White Blue - Greenville Chapter.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children Madalyn and Russell.  Sara has shared with me that she looking forward to serving our chapter in her new role as Secretary.
  • Business Meeting 7/19 @ 7:30pm

    Hi Everyone our regularly scheduled business meeting is on 7/19 @7:30pm.

     

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  • Education Webinar

    This is an invitation for a shared education webinar hosted by the Central Florida chapter tomorrow July 15 from 6:00-7:00 pm.

     

    Recharge Your Resilience Toolbox

    Thu July 15th 6:00-7:00 pm

    The health and wellness of your body, mind, and spirit are essential to safeguarding your well-being, however, in such a busy world, you may find yourself taking care of others but not yourself.  During this session you will learn about the importance of self-care and how it relates to resilience, practice methods to increase resilience, and discover ways to approach work-life integration. Be prepared to add some tools to your resilience-building toolbox, recharge your inner battery, and have fun! 

     

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    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383 for 1.0 contact hours.

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  • SINI 2021

    Reminder SINI is taking place next week.
  • ANIA Central Maryland Chapter seeks new chapter leadership

    Interested in taking on a larger role in the informatics community?  ANIA Central Maryland Chapter is looking for two key leadership roles:  Vice President and Membership Engagement positions.  Please contact Minhchau Scaljon at mcscaljon@gmail.com if you are interested.
  • Just 4 days away....


    Mark your calendars, and please
    RSVP for our next chapter meeting on July 20th.  We will meet virtually from 12-1 CT.  You don't want to miss hearing our speaker Dr. Maurice Abney. 

    Dr. Maurice Abney is LifePoint’s Vice President/Clinical Informatics Officer, responsible for overseeing the clinical informatics practice.  In this role, he provides strategic oversight for the development of LifePoint's comprehensive clinical informatics program and guides the organization's approach to clinical technology. Maurice has worked in previous leadership roles within Lifepoint and at other organizations. Additionally, he is currently an adjunct professor, responsible for training graduate and doctorate level students and is a very proud US Navy veteran. 

     

    Maurice holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Chatham University, Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from University of Texas, Master of Science in Nursing from Liberty University, and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State.  He holds the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute and is dual ANCC board-certified as a Psychiatric/Mental Nurse Practitioner and Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

     

    Dr. Abney is an author of the children’s book, The Skin You Are In, avid reader and international traveler.  He also a very proud father of an adult daughter, Eykayla.  He is also active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

  • Business Meeting 6/21 Cancelled

    Cancelled for tonight-See you in July!​
  • Volunteers Needed!!

  • Distinguished Chapter Award Opportunity

    Greetings Chapter Members!

     

    Our ANIA Great Lakes Chapter is seeking to qualify for the Distinguished Chapter award!

    In order to qualify for this prestigious designation, our members must meet select criteria. This survey serves to determine if our chapter members have accomplished activities that align with the award’s criteria.

    Please respond with the thought in mind - if the activities have or will occur during this calendar year of 2021.

    You can participate by clicking on the link or scanning the QR Code

  • Reviving our chapter

    Morning South Florida!
    Last year was a wild and crazy one and we are Alamo half way through with 2021! We would like your help with ideas on how to revive this chapter. We want it to be something that provides value to your life but we have hit a road block. Please reply or direct message me, Katrina, with ideas. If you are preparing for ANIA in August, use us as a test run to present or if you are doing something amazing at work, share it with us. I am sure we all did innovative things during COVID and we can all benefit from learning from each other. 


    we also have a great prize that may or may not give you the opportunity to attend conference! ;) 


    looking forward to hearing from you!
    Katrina 

  • Happy Nurses Week

    Belated happy nurses week to everyone and happy hospital week. THANK YOU for all that you do! 

  • Happy National Nurses Week

    The American Nursing Association defines Nursing Informatics as the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.

    How do you explain all of that to someone who asks “what is nursing informatics”? As we finish out National Nurses Week and continue to celebrate our specialty, just remember that it’s not about hard drives, computers and technology. It’s about blending the science of nursing with other sciences to make patient care smarter, faster, safer, it’s always about the patients we serve. What we do is hard.

    From your chapter leadership, thank you for allowing us to be part of such and amazing community and we cannot wait to see our chapter grow and share innovation to make patient care better.

  • President's Message: National Nurses Week

    President's Message

    May 6, 2021

    National Nurses Week is an excellent opportunity to reflect on our SoCal ANIA nursing chapter members. A nurse is selfless, resilient, supportive, reassuring, and a dedicated team player. With incredible compassion, nurses unite and orchestrate the expertise and talents of the various members of the clinical team.

    Every time I interact with our chapter nursing members, I am inspired by our chapter nurses’ dedication, courage, and talent. Creating powerful human interactions between caregivers who are working together to relieve suffering and improve lives will always be at the heart of who we are. That’s why I want to emphasize the importance of cultivating relationships, amongst your local peers as well as our SoCal ANIA chapter colleagues. The utmost compassion you display as you strive to care for the most vulnerable COVID 19-patients over the last year is truly remarkable.

    I encourage you to celebrate with each other and to take time this week and reflect on the many lives you have changed, the lives you have saved and the families you have supported. You make a difference every day.

    Happy Nurses Week to the SoCal ANIA Nursing Family!

    With my sincere thanks and regards,

    Melissa Arnold, MBA, BSN
    SoCal ANIA Chapter President

  • HOA is a DISTINGUISHED CHAPTER

    We have earned the 2021 Distinguished Chapter designation!

    The ANIA Distinguished Chapter designation was created to recognize those chapters that have demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the specialty of Nursing Informatics. Our chapter has demonstrated excellence within the key areas of education, scholarship, volunteerism, national involvement and member engagement within calendar year 2020.

  • Celebrating Nurses Month!

    A message from your Midwest Region Chapter ANIA leadership: Celebrating nurses’ month

    Dear Chapter Member,

    May 2021 has been designated by the ANA as Nurses’ Month.  In previous years, nurses across the globe have celebrated Florence Nightingale’s birthday as the humble beginnings of modern nursing practice. In recognition of nursing’s numerous contributions in recent times, the ANA has extended the celebration to include the entire month.  Each week has been identified to focus on a specific topic important to nursing practice.  The week of May 1-9 is focused on Self Care for nurses with emphasis on both the physical and mental well-being of our caregivers.  Your Chapter leadership would like to recognize the many challenges affecting our Informatics Nurse colleagues over this past year.

    While not often on the front lines delivering physical patient care, Informatics Nurses have nonetheless made significant contributions to managing patient care throughout the pandemic.  With higher acuity patients and surges in patient volumes, NIs were called upon to decrease documentation burden for those delivering care. Fast tracking EMR changes to accommodate local, state, and national requests became a norm.  Additional challenges were presented in finding creative ways to track patients, analyze big data patterns, and present data in meaningful packages to decision makers.  Some NIs volunteered to administer vaccinations, staff patient call centers, and identify potential pockets of underserved patient populations. 

    On other fronts, NI’s found themselves navigating furloughs, canceled implementations, and remote work.  This was mentally exhausting for those who tried to support thousands of short term/traveler staff to utilize EMRs.  Planned projects and upgrades were moved to back burners while staff focused efforts on emergency changes only. Through these tough times have emerged Nis with new skill sets, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a better understanding of the impact of their work for patient care.  

    Now is the time to take a moment to breathe and implement some self-care routines before moving on to a new normal in your organization.  Find a way to take a walk, have a spa moment, read, listen to your favorite artist, meditate.  Schedule “me” time into your routine and guard that as sacred time.

     

    YOU ARE WORTH IT!

    Happy Nurse’s Month!

     

  • Reminder: Microsoft Power Automate Training May 6th (1 CEU)

    We're so pleased to offer free training in this very cool tool. Come check it out - we even have a CEU just for you!
  • Education Committee Survey - Please Respond!

    Good morning - 

    ANIA of Alabama's Education Committee is collecting information from our members to solicit feedback on topics of interest for upcoming educational events.  Please take a minute and respond to their survey before May 15th:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLPD8BP

    Let me know if you have any questions,
    Joe
  • Next ANIA Business Meeting May 17th 7:30pm

    Excited for Dr. Marisa Wilson to join us and speak about all the amazing work she is doing!  She will our presenter for our May meeting.

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  • Tomorrow's the day!

    If you did not receive the link, but would still like to join us, please RSVP to aniaoftennessee@gmail.com to be added.
    Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
  • Please RSVP for April 20th

    Happy Friday!  Just a reminder to RSVP for our upcoming 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."

    Joretta Barron received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with an Informatics focus from the University of Alabama in Huntsville on March 9, 2021. The focus of her dissertation was on sepsis screening.  As part of her dissertation, she implemented the QSOFA screening in response to an automated sepsis alert going directly to the nurses’ on a mobile shared devices. Her project was identified as an exemplary project to be shared with future incoming DNP students.  Joretta will be sharing her project and her journey as a DNP student.

     

    Please RSVP to aniaoftennessee@gmail.com.  A zoom link will be sent next week.

  • 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 aniaoftennessee@gmail.com.  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.
  • 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.

    Jill


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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

     

    Location

    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!

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  • 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 jevans@metrohealth.org. 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: jevans@metrohealth.org

    President-elect: Stacy Farnan: sfarnan@metrohealth.org

    Secretary: Mary Shook: Mary.Shook@osumc.edu

    Treasurer: Karen Goda: KMGoda@mercy.com
  • 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:

     Open

    • Secretary

     Open

    • Treasurer

     Susan Stafford

    • Webmaster

     Juliana Brixey  

    • Board Members – 2 openings

     Open

     Open

    Please send nominations to:
    BrendaHerrmann@gmail.com

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