Tag Archive for June Kaminski

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 →

Using Virtual Resources to Predict Heat Wave Outcomes and Support Resilience

Using Virtual Resources to Predict Heat Wave Outcomes and Support Resilience

The health risks of extreme heat are well documented but not well known to the general public. Healthcare professionals at all levels from public health to acute care can be instrumental in shifting the public misperceptions about heat and health risks, and in linking people to tools that can help them self-manage their susceptibility to these risks. 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 →

The Promise of PebblePad for Dynamic Learning

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) ePortfolios are versatile platforms that support nursing education in a variety of ways. ePortfolios can be used as assessment, credential, learning and showcase spaces where artifacts can be collected to produce an impressive body of work by the time students finish their degree. These artifacts can include aesthetic creative work, practice journals, case study analyses,… Read more →

New Course! NRPR 104: The Rise of Telehealth

This 5 module course (15 CE credits) introduces the learner to the phenomenal growth and potential of telehealth. Learners will further their knowledge about how telehealth can support value-based, client-centered care in a variety of settings. The course is assessed using practical applications of principles and theory and an exploration of telehealth. Throughout the course, nurses are encouraged to explore… Read more →

AI

New course! NRBU 103: The Promise of Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare

Introducing our newest course focused on AI in healthcare. Overview This 5 module course (15 CE credits) introduces the learner to the current and future promise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of healthcare. The promise of AI is just beginning to be realized in health informatics which brings new ways to personalize healthcare, analyze trends, reinforce cybersecurity, and… Read more →