Nursing Informatics Symposium: Demonstrating Nursing Value Through Health IT

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 8:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $350
Location: Marcello 4401

The HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium will highlight the value that nurses deliver through the use of health IT and the importance of learning how to showcase that value. Aligned with the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS™ framework, each session will provide the tools to create a business case for moving your work forward. Attendees will hear from industry leaders, engage and network with colleagues, and have the opportunity to view poster presentations. Session topics will include improving nursing documentation, predictive analytics, telehealth and cybersecurity.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss how to reduce clinician burden with effective and efficient documentation
  2. Explore how nurses can use predictive analytics to drive value
  3. Outline innovative uses of telehealth and how it affects care coordination 
  4. Explore how to manage a cyberattack from an operational perspective
  5. Share best practices and engage and network with colleagues

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Monday, March 5

12:45PM - 1:45PM PST
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4:00PM - 5:00PM PST

Nursing Informatics Poster Sessions
Monday, March 5
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Marcello 4401

Applying Nursing Models to the Development of Informatics and Communication Competencies
Barbara Straub, BSN, RN, Director: Nursing IT and Magnet, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Amanda Anderson, MSN, MPA, RN, CCRN, Assistant Director of Quality, Patient Care Services, Mount Sinai Beth Israel


Data & Analytics Driving Patient Harm Events to Zero
Sandra Ng, MSN, RN-BC, Associate Director Enterprise Analtyics, UCSF Health
Tricia Ochoa, Enterprise Analytics Lead, UCSF Health

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Data Analytics and Coaching: Impacting User Documentation Behaviors to Improve Experience
Neeta Chethikattil, RN, MSN, RN Clinical Informatics Consultant, Banner Health


Get Well Network Enhances Patient Care
Gail Gerth, RN, BSN, MSMI, Director of Clinical Informatics, Watertown Regional Medical Center
Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA, VP, CIO, Watertown Regional.Medical Center


High reliability Process in Getting PRN Pain Re-assessments Complete: Reducing the Percent of PRN Pain Medication Administrations Without Documented Re-assessment for Effectiveness Using Audible and Visual Cues on Palliative Care Unit
Minu Simon, MSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Coordinator, VA Medical Center-NYHHS

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Leveraging the Electronic Health Record to Help Nursing Staff Implement Changes For Participation in the Oncology Care Model
Sandra Eppers, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Senior Nurse Informaticist, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Kathleen Sweeney RN, MS, ACNS-BC, AOCNS, NE-BC, Director, Cancer Center Patient Support Services, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

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Nursing Informaticist Contributions to a Successful Upgrade
Meg Furukawa MN, RN - BC, CNS, Nursing Informaticist, UCLA Health
Stesha Selsky MSN, RN - BC, Nursing Informaticist, UCLA Health

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Nursing Informatics Progression Theory: (NIPT)  The 4s of Adaptability
Cristina Cassano DNP, MSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Educator, Adventist Health St Helena

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Optimizing of Legacy Military Health System Patient Portal to Increase Engagement
Stephanie J. Raps, Maj, USAF, NC, PhD Student, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences


Patient Progression: A Multi-Disciplinary, Data Driven Approach to Moving Patients Safely, Timely & Efficiently
Nancia T. Odom, MSN, RN-BC, Manager, Patient Placement, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke University Health System
Laurie Velez, MHA, RN, CNML, Nurse Manager, Operations; Emergency Services and Radiology Nursing, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke University Health System

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Simplifying Access to HIE Data to Improve Patient Care
Nancy Hartley, RN/BSN, Transformation Specialist, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Eileen Newton, Clinical Informaticist II, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

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Stop. Collaborate and Listen: A Collaborative Approach to Improving IV Charge Capture
Ericka Boykin, Manager Nuring Informatics, Baylor Scott & White Health

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Using Technology to Prevent Blood Draw Errors
Ronnette Auguste, Nursing Informatics Support Clinician, RWJBH


Validation of an inspiring innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes
Michael Wang, RN, Columbia University Medical Center
Carolyn Sun, PhD, Associate Research Scientist/Nurse Researcher, New York Presbytieran Hospital/Columbia Nursing School