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  • 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  jlywatts@indy.rr.com  or norris.bonnie@mayo.edu 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



  • 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.

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