• *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.
  • Next Virtual Chapter Meeting - August 12th

    Bring your topics for discussion and your favorite beverage for Informatics discussions and conversations.

    Included, discussion regarding the upcoming educational opportunities in September and November.
  • 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!​
  • Ohio Chapter Update

    Dear Members,

    On behalf of the officers of the Ohio Chapter of ANIA we would like to THANK all of you for what you are doing every day during these difficult and challenging times. We know you are making a difference at your organization, positively impacting the patients and families you serve. You are being an advocate, utilizing your informatics skills to provide tools for our clinicians. 

    During this time we recognize that your priority is your work and family and we are putting our upcoming programming on hold. We look forward to getting this in full gear once we get back to some form of “normalcy”. With this said, please take advantage of our discussion boards to share what you are doing to meet the crisis at hand - how are you adapting and utilizing technology to meet the needs of our constituents. 

    Stay strong and healthy – we will get through this and there is light at the end of the tunnel, just not sure when that is. Please practice social distancing.

    Ohio Chapter ANIA Officers – Barb, Jill, Michael & Mary

  • Clinical Informatics Resources for COVID-19

    Dear all,

    Some helpful information on Clinical Informatics Resources for COVID-19: 


    “Members of the nursing informatics community, including members of AMIA NI-WG, AAN ITEP, HIMSS NI, and other organizations, with sponsorship from ANIA, have created a web page for information and resources focused on clinical and nursing informatics aspects of the COVID-19 response. You can use this resource by visiting: We have a lot of material that our content team will be loading over the next few days – tips from hard-hit areas, copies of SOPs, etc... and information on webinars, etc... It is all public – you don't need any kind of membership or log in – the idea is to work across organizations and groups. You can help your colleagues across the world by sending field reports, tips, and other helpful information for posting to and a member of the content team will facilitate posting.

     Thanks and stay healthy!    Mollie Cummins”




    Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Professor and Program Director
    Nursing Informatics

    University of Maryland School of Nursing

    Department of Organizational Systems & Adult Health

    655 W. Lombard. St., Rm 455 C

    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Office Phone: 410-706-4913; Fax: 410-706-3289; e-mail:

  • Join our Spring 2020 Virtual Event - The Road to Nursing Informatics Career (1 CEU)

    We are all in the thick of this public health crisis, and we trust that we will prevail to be stronger and better!

    With that, informaticists are in high demand and an ever essential role in the organization. Let us hear from our distinguished speaker: Michelle Charles, MSN RN, VP of Nursing Informatics and CNIO at Parkview Health (Indiana/Fort Wayne Area), her path to informatics and how to Nursing Informatics is so vital to combat this public health crisis: COVID-19!   We are excited and honored with Michelle's presence to our April 11th virtual event for "The Road to Nursing Informatics Career".

    Michelle Charles RN MSN

    In partnership with San Diego Chapter, this event gives 1 CEU toward your biannual nursing license renewal certification. (In California, 30 CEUs are required every two years). We are also able to offer it FREE to our ANIA members and have a nominal charge of $5 for non-members!

    In alignment with social distancing guidelines, we have transitioned this event to an online format via Zoom. A complete online webinar link and information is posted on our BANIA event page (see the link below).  Hurry and do not miss this great chance to collaborate, you can register up to the Friday, April 10th.

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP#16941 for 1 contact hour.

    Register Today for this Great Opportunity! CLICK HERE


    Online Instructions:
    Login: Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 561 410 394

    One tap mobile to join:
    +16699006833,,561410394# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,561410394# US (Houston)
  • *POSTPONED* April 1st Education Session

    Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 virus, and in alignment with most institutions that are avoiding conferences or meetings with a large number of people, we'll be postponing our Spring Education Session. We will notify you with details once it is rescheduled.
  • 2020 Meeting Dates

    April 1, 2020 -  The Yard (Robinson Township)  5:30 PM order dinner, 6:00 PM speaker

    June 3, 2020  - TBD evening 6:00 PM

    August 12, 2020 - TBD lunch webinar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    October 7, 2020 - TBD evening 6:00 PM

    December 9, 2020 - TBD lunch webinar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Member Profile - Jan Gibson-Gerrity

    Find out about Jan (our President-Elect) and her road warrior experience!  Check out... About > Overview > Member Profile.
  • 2020 Chapter Leaders

    Check out the updated Chapter Leaders page under the About menu.
  • Save the Date: Sept 25th

    Save the Date for the ANIA SD 4th Annual Conference:
    Friday, September 25, 2020
    @ Scripps Memorial Hospital - La Jolla Campus
  • ONC Webinar Registration - Coronavirus

    Please share the link below widely to support clinical informaticists, EHR builders and vendors in responding to the Coronavirus public health challenges. This is the ONC webinar registration link to a discussion to be held Feb 18.
  • February Volunteer & Social Networking Event

    Give 2 hours of your time to give back by volunteering with us at St. Mary's Food Bank then join us for a social networking event at Aunt Chilada's. RSVP and get more details in the event link.
  • ANIA South Florida 2020

    The ANIA South Florida Chapter is excited to start off 2020 with a focus on building community and engaging the nursing informatics community of South Florida.
  • ANIA San Diego Regional Chapter Meeting - Feb 12, 2020

    Please join us for our Chapter Meeting and Educational session on Design Thinking.  

    Date:   Wednesday 2/12/20
    Time:   5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location:  UCSD IT Training Room #150
                     9560 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego​
  • 2020 Call for Symposium Abstracts

    On behalf of the NY Tri-State Chapter of ANIA, Happy New Year. We are very excited to announce that we will be having our Annual Symposium on Saturday September 26, 2020 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Rust Auditorium at North Shore University Hospital of Northwell Health. The chapter is currently seeking symposium podium presenters who are committed to their specialty and want to share leadership strategies, innovations in practice, quality improvement and patient outcomes, role and career development, and/or impact on practice presentations. Attached is the guideline for abstract submission. Submission deadline is March 31, 2020. Members will be notified of submission results by mid 2020. We welcome all levels of expertise to submit an abstract. As a chapter, we are offering mentoring to members who are interested in learning how to create an abstract. For more information, please email
  • Volunteers Needed

    The ANIA Great Lakes Chapter is looking for volunteers to serve on the Education Committee.  


    Volunteers are needed to assist the Educational Chair in:

    • Identifying educational topics for our members
    • Organizing and facilitating educational events
    • Creating, distributing and maintaining CEUs
    • Participating in Education Committee Meetings (1 hour per month)
    • Commitment of two-year term requested


    Please email Rhonda Denzel @ if you are interested in volunteering your time to serve on the Educational Committee. 

  • Registration Updates

    Good news! We are extending our Early Bird pricing to 02-14-2020!

    Questions? Email

    Student rates available - email for more details
    Vendor registration open - email for more details
  • ANIA Midwest Symposium 2020 - Call for Proposals!

    On June 12, 2020, the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) Midwest Chapter will be hosting a symposium at Indiana University (IU) Health Fairbanks Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The main topic/theme of the symposium will be “Finding the Gems in Big Data”. 

    The goal of this conference is to allow everyone to take a day to come together and explore ways that nursing informatics professionals can use data to further the profession.  If you have practical information and experiences that you can share to help support your colleagues in gaining knowledge and wisdom to help shape the nursing informatics profession, we want you to join us and share that information at the symposium. Submissions must be received by January 31, 2020. 

    Within this theme we would like to focus on the following:

    1. Data Management in Nursing Informatics
    2. Technology tools for locating, accessing, sharing, and using data
    3. Overcoming challenges in creating value from exponential data from electronic health records
    4. Data science methods and techniques for managing large data sets
    5. Privacy and security
    6. Standardized terminology frameworks
    7. Data Analysis to Demonstrate Nursing Value
    8. Strategies for implementing data analysis skills for nursing informatics to improve patient care (potential areas may include population health, patient safety, reducing costs, improving social determinants of health, transitioning to care coordination models for new payment models, improving patient experience)
    9. Recent advances in analytics such as data science concepts or artificial intelligence
    10. Using data analysis to drive decision making and prioritization for documentation improvement to reduce burden


    Proposal Evaluation Criteria:

    Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: speaker experience, originality of the material, timeliness of the information, clarity, and educational value.

    Submit Proposals to ANIA.midwest.region.chapter@gmail.comby 5pm on January 31, 2020. 

    Please contact  or if you have questions. 

    *** ANIA Midwest will not cover travel / lodging costs

    Conference Agenda-at-a-Glance

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    5:00 pm  Social/networking event

    Friday, June 12, 2020 (tentative)


    7:00 – 8:00 am Registration /breakfast


    7:30 -  8:15 am  Vendor sessions /breakfast


    8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome and opening comments


    9:00 -10:30 am Keynote speaker


    10:30 - 10:45 am Break


    10:45 am -  11:45 am Morning Session #1


    11:45 am – 1:00 pm lunch

    1:00 – 2:00 pm  Afternoon Session #1

    2:00 - 2:15 pm Break

    2:15-3:15 pm Afternoon Session #2

    3:15 – 4:15 pm Closing Speaker

    4:15-4:30 Final Remarks



  • Member Profile - Carlene Campbell

    Find out about Carlene and her journey to Informatics!  About > Overview > Member Profile.
  • Register Now!

    Registration is now open for the 2020 Conference!
  • Our BANIA August, 2019 meeting

    Our BANIA August, 2019 meeting
  • Member Profile - Judy Gale

    Find out about one of our new members - Judy Gale originally from Altoona PA.   Go to About > Overview > Member Profile.  Welcome Judy to the ANIA Delmarva community.
  • BANIA Year-End Virtual Event: The Rising Challenges of Nursing Informatics Field

    Dear BANIAers, we are excited to invite you to our year-end virtual event to closeout 2019 on a positive note! This event will convene health care informatics leaders to discuss the rising challenges of Nursing Informatics in the current disruptive stage of the health care industry.  Through the panel speakers' discussion, we will better understand the roles and challenges Nursing Informaticists play in the digitally-driven health care transformation.

    Please click to RSVP for Free no later than Monday 12/9, so we can arrange the virtual meeting capacity accordingly.

    Event Detail as follows: 

    Topic: BANIA Chapter Year-End Virtual Event - The Rising Challenges of the Nursing Informatics Field

    Date: Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 6:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Location: Online via WebEx

  • Save the Date!

    Our chapter is hosting a webinar on 12/9 from 7-8:30 PM that will offer 1 CEU. See details in the Event section and please register.
  • 2020 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey

    2020 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey

    HIMSS invites all nursing informatics professionals to provide feedback to complete the big picture for 2020. Your responses to the survey will be kept confidential and all data will be analyzed in aggregate only. In taking the survey, we highly recommend sharing the survey link with your colleagues and organizations.


    The 2020 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey will capture current professional status, salary and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the years in the nursing informatics workforce. Your participation helps the healthcare industry understand the importance of nursing informatics.

    Share your insight.
    Survey closes November 11

    We truly appreciate all you do for Nursing Informatics and are eager to compile the analysis to see the trends from 2017.

  • HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey

    This was sent out by Trisha Pongco, CAHIMS, Program Manager, Clinical Informatics HIMSS.  Please feel free to complete for our HIMSS colleagues. 



    HIMSS is conducting its’ tri-annual Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.  We are reaching out to you as members of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community in an effort to bolster the responses to the survey. Your leadership and contributions to Nursing Informatics is an important perspective to share.


    This survey is important as it shows the growth of the nursing informatics profession since 2004. Many media outlets cite the survey results and individuals use it to support their growth, salary, and education development within their organization. 


    Please support this survey:

    1)      Please take the survey yourself!

    2)      Share this survey on your Linked In, Facebook, or Twitter feed asking for your contacts to take action – take the survey

    3)      Email the survey to your personal contacts in the industry asking them to take the survey and to share with others.


    Share the message below with your colleagues and organizations:


    2020 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey

    HIMSS invites all nursing informatics professionals to provide feedback to complete the big picture for 2020. Your responses to the survey will be kept confidential and all data will be analyzed in aggregate only. In taking the survey, we highly recommend sharing the survey link with your colleagues and organizations.


    The 2020 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey will capture current professional status, salary and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the years in the nursing informatics workforce. Your participation helps the healthcare industry understand the importance of nursing informatics.

    Share your insight.
    Survey closes November 11

    We truly appreciate all you do for Nursing Informatics and are eager to compile the analysis to see the trends from 2017.

  • Annual Meeting

    THU NOV 7th 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Come hear what's new and get involved!!

    1. Welcome
    2. Review of last year's accomplishments
    3. Treasurer's Report
    4. Discussion of Plans for 2020
        A.  Education
        B.  Newsletter / Social Media
        C.  Elections
    5. Recap


    Dial-in number (US): (515) 606-5116
    Access code: 314837#
    Online meeting ID: mark_bassett_pub

  • ANIA Ohio Chapter Elections

    It is election time!

    We are taking nominations for the following offices:

    • President-elect (1 year- become President next year)
    • Secretary (2 year Position)


    If you are interested, please send me an email with the nomination.  If you are nominating yourself (which is great), please include a bio and a picture (optional) which will be posted on the website/email. I have uploaded the officer duties section from the chapter manual to the library files.



    • Nov1 – Nov 15 – call for nominations for president-elect and secretary
    • Nov 20 – 30 – Voting per Survey Monkey
    • Dec – first week – final business meeting of the year – will announce d/t ASAP
    • January 1 – new officers 


    Elections Policy

    Any chapter member who is a full member (not student or honorary) of ANIA may be a candidate for any office of that chapter. It is strongly recommended for a candidate to be an ANIA member 1 year prior to running for chapter office. Full members of ANIA in that chapter are qualified to vote for chapter officers. Chapters will hold annual elections for chapter offices of President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer (or Secretary/Treasurer) each calendar year. In order to maintain stability, it is recommended that the positions be staggered so that the entire chapter leadership does not change in a single year.



    Additionally – as an output from the meeting, there was interest shown in a social media committee, events committee, and educational committee (with CEUs).  If you are interested in helping with any of these, please let me know. Any other suggestions/comments etc. welcome J

  • BANIA Chapter Year End Meeting Date Options

    Hi BANIAers, we would like to get together and meet virtually before 2019 ends. We would like to know your preference on two dates on December 12th or 13th 6 - 7 pm. Please click on this Doodle link to select your availability -

    Please respond no later than Tue 11/5 Thanks, BANIA Leadership Team
  • 2nd Annual Fall Meeting 2019 Pictures

  • Update

    Hello all,

    I would like to thank everyone who came to the Fall Meeting in Columbus on Friday. Thank you also to our speakers – we could not have done it without you.

     The presentations have been uploaded to the Ohio ANIA website. We received 3.6 CEUs and I am working on the certificates. I hope to mail them out within the week.

    ANIA Ohio Chapter Elections

    • Nov1 – Nov 15 – call for nominations for president-elect and secretary
    • Nov 20 – 30 – Voting
    • Dec – first week – final business meeting of the year.  More details to follow.


    Thank you

    Renee Vitullo

    Ohio Chapter ANIA President

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    Come check us out!  And join us!
  • Great Lakes Chapter Fall Event- Thursday, November 7th 5pm-7:30pm

    Troppo Restaurant, Thursday Nov 7th 5:00 – 7:30 pm!!

    RSVP to

    due by October 31st at 4pm

    Spaces are limited so do not delay!

    Address: 111 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

    Phone: (517) 371-4000

  • Call for Candidates

    We are still accepting nominations for the next 2 1/2 weeks. Don't forget to nominate yourself or a fellow member for one of the open board positions. Please send your nomination to:
  • Networking Meeting in November

    Date will soon be posted for our first networking meeting the second week of November.
  • SCeNIC at the SC HIMSS Annual Fall Conferene

    The SCeNIC Board enjoyed meeting ANIA chapter members at the conference in Columbia.
  • Registration is open!

    Registration Link:


    Please register on website and then send $10 by PayPal:


    Check to :

    Renee Vitullo

    5604 Cider Mill Crossing

    Austintown, Ohio 44515

  • ANIA Midwest Board of Director Nominations Now Being Accepted!

    The ANIA Midwest Board of Directors is excited to announce that nominations are being accepted for President-Elect (one position available), Treasurer (one position available), Webmaster (one position available) and Member At Large (three positions available) for ANIA Midwest Board of Directors.  The President-Elect, Treasurer, and Webmaster positions are elected positions, and the Member At Large positions are selected by the Board of Directors.  For members interested in expanding their leadership abilities, the Member At Large positions are ways to move into an ANIA Midwest Board Leadership role.  We want ANIA Midwest to continue to grow, and we want to foster leadership and informatics skills among our members.  Nominations are being accepted through October 25, 2019 for President-Elect, Treasurer, and Member at Large.  Qualifications and terms for positions are listed HERE.  Members in good standing for one year and meeting the qualifications can be nominated.  Self-nominations are encouraged; if nominating another, please ensure permission is obtained.  Please send resumes and a brief biographical sketch highlighting what strengths you would bring to the board and why you are interested in serving.   Resumes and biographical sketches can be sent to

  • 2nd Annual Fall Meeting 2019

    Ohio ANIA Members - Please join us for an afternoon of networking, lunch, and speakers.

    ANIA Ohio Chapter

    2nd Annual Fall Meeting 2019

    Friday, October 25th

    11 – 3pm


    Ohio University

    6805 Bobcat Way

    Dublin, OH 43016


    Agenda and reservation available this week


    Please save the date and we hope to see you there!


  • Nominations are open for 2020!

    The following Board positions are open as of August 2019:

    • Vice President (3-year term)
      • Directly transitions to President after 1st year
      • Remains as non-voting, advisory member in 3rd year
    • Co-Education Chair (2-year term)
    • Co-Social Media Committee Chair (2-year term) 


    The first step is to self-nominate. The self-nomination consists of a brief bio sharing what knowledge, experience, wisdom, and value you would bring to the role and what you hope to achieve in the position. We ask that the bios are approximately 250 words in length. Please email your completed bio to:

  • Save the Date: Annual Meeting

    Thursday November 7th 7:30 pm - Please save the date (and time) so you can attend the GA ANIA Annual Meeting (via web connection).  Details to be posted shortly.  Look forward to seeing you!
  • TN ANIA - Call for Candidates

  • Fall 2019 Education Event - Save the Date

    SAVE THE DATE - Monday October 21 2019 5pm to 8 pm
    Topic:  Updates on Reducing Documentation Burden
    Speakers:  Patricia Sengstack DNP, RN-BC, FAAN
    Darinda Sutton MSN, RN-BC, FACHE
    Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare
    Lewes DE
    Call-in Remote Access will be available
    Networking opportunities with dinner and refreshments, Contact Hours Pending

    More information to come on registration
    Discounted rates for ANIA members & undergraduate nursing students
  • ANIA DelMarVa meeting for August

    Join us ​Monday August 20th at 5:30 to 6:30pm! 
    The Agenda is packed for this session.  In addition to our usual chapter update, find out what's going on with the Fall Education Event (10-21-19 Updates on Reducing Documentation Burden) and an article review on the use of BPA for identifying Sepsis in SICU patients.

    Contact for the Go To Meeting information and our agenda!