I am an academic information futurist who has pioneered the use of and education in nursing informatics. My major contribution is to evaluate gaps and trends and translate how technology can be used to address the gaps. I am an internationally recognized leader in the application of technology and informatics techniques to support nursing contribution to patient care and outcomes. I disseminate nationally and internationally through education, mentoring, presentation, publication, and consultancy. I have educated and mentored informatics nurse leaders who have then gone on to implement strategy in healthcare organizations and academic institutions.
I have worked within health information technology since 1979 in areas of practice, administration and education, leading developments in major organisational systems through to supporting individual healthcare students. I have led major funded international projects and have a significant track record across all levels of health care academic education for informatics. In 2009, recognizing the increasing need for new students to have an understanding of information and communication technologies, I developed and implemented a six section, 60 learning hours, on-line course mapped to the three year undergraduate curriculum. Since the start over 7,000 students having undertaken the course, these students now lead the appropriate use of technology across the UK.
I was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing in 1998. In 2006 I was made a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Chartered IT Professional (FBCS, CITP). I was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the International Medical Informatics Association – Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIANI) in 2012 (FIMIANI). Through these organizations, my work continues being reshaped and disseminated.
Paula M Procter, RN, PGCE, MSc, SFHEA, FBCS, CITP, FIMIAN is presenting at: