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Reimagine Health

ReImagine Health: Creating space for Nursing Informatics in the Vision

The theme for this year’s HIMSS22 coming up on March 14 – 18 in Orlando, Florida and online is “ReImagine Health”.  In an interview done for Healthcare Finance, HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf explained why this theme was selected. “HIMSS looked at what has fundamentally changed,” said CEO Hal Wolf. “When we think about Reimagine Health, it’s creative, inspirational and transformational. There’s not a single part of healthcare that’s not been impacted by COVID-19. We’re still establishing new normals” (Morse, 2022, p. 1). Read more →

heory applied to informatics: The DIKW Theory

Theory applied to informatics: DIKW Theory

Theory is an important aspect of nursing informatics – one that is often neglected due to time and context. The DIKW theory, short for Data – Information – Knowledge – Wisdom has evolved over the years across a variety of disciplines and is one of the most embraced in nursing informatics and “considered by some as the canon of information science and knowledge management” (Gackowski, 2012, p. 93) and one of the most widely recognized theories in informatics (McDowell, 2021). Read more →

Telehealth

The Rise of Telehealth: COVID-19 and beyond

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Telehealth and other digital technologies are becoming cornerstones of Canada’s, the US and global healthcare system’s move to value-based, client-centred, collaborative care. Telehealth is one kind of virtual care that is beginning to make a real difference in client-centred care and in supporting health literacy. “Telehealth connects patients to vital health care services through… Read more →

Trends for 2020

Informatics Trends to watch in 2020

Technology and informatics-related processes and activities continue to evolve with each passing year. As we finish 2019 and move into 2020, a few trends in this evolution come to mind – ones that could serve healthcare and nursing well. Here are my predicted top trends for 2020. SOURCE: Kaminski, J. (2019). Informatics Trends to watch in 2020. CJNI: Canadian Journal… Read more →

Nursing Week and Informatics

National Nursing Week is coming up quickly and will be celebrated all across Canada and most other countries from May 6 to 12, 2019. International Nursing Day occurs on May 12, 2019 – the day Florence Nightingale was born. The theme for the 2019 National Nursing Week and International Nursing Day is: Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for… Read more →

HIMSS19

Joining the call for Champions of Health-Unite!

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c), OJNI Editor in Chief February 06, 2019 The HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition is just around the corner (February 11-15 in beautiful Orlando, Florida), and the OJNI is thrilled to be launching our first issue of 2019 in tandem with this popular and cutting-edge conference! HIMSS is deliberately aligning the publication of this issue… Read more →

Nursing and Cyber Security Awareness

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Editor in Chief   EDITORIAL October is recognized as Cyber Security Awareness Month in several countries, including Canada. “Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security. This campaign is focused on helping all Canadians be more secure online, by being… Read more →

Promoting Interoperability

Exploring the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap from a Nursing perspective

By June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c), OJNI Editor in Chief   CITATION: Kaminski, J. (July 2018). Exploring the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap from a Nursing perspective. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 22(2).  Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni   In 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a critical guiding document that continues to affect all health… Read more →

Collaborative Qualitative Research as a Learning Tool in Nursing Education

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) CJNI Editor in Chief   Introduction Most BSN nursing programs include a course in nursing research. In the program I teach in, two courses are offered: one in qualitative research and the other in quantitative research. The students who come into this program already have a degree in some other discipline ranging from kinesiology… Read more →