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Nursing Informatics Community and Resources from HIMSS

HIMSSThe role of the nurse in the use of technology to improve the delivery of patient care has evolved. In response, HIMSS has embarked on an initiative to build a community within its membership base for those with a role in nursing informatics. The community helps HIMSS establish its strategic direction and official positions on issues relating to nursing informatics. Here you will find initiatives and resources to promote and support the field of nursing informatics

Visit the Community at:

Can We Transform Nursing Practice through Informatics and Technology?

Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Vice President of Informatics at HIMSS, and co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI), co-sponsored by HIMSS and AMIA, discusses The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, a landmark report recently published as the result of a partnership launched in 2008 between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine. The purpose of the report was to determine criteria to transform the nursing profession, leading to new roles and leadership positions for nurses in the redesign of the healthcare system.

Category: Videos & Podcasts

Healthcare Out Loud

Category: Videos & Podcasts

An interview with a Nurse Informatics Specialist

Category: Videos & Podcasts

Building Watson - A Brief Overview of the DeepQA Project

Category: Videos & Podcasts

Mikogo Web Conferencing Free

I highly recommend this free worked great at a recent meeting I attended.

Mikogo is a free Remote Desktop tool for your Online Meeting, Web Conferencing & Remote Support needs. Share your screen with 10 people live over the Web.


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Category: Web Applications

The Conversation Prism

Brian Solis developed this colorful and comprehensive graphic to illustrate the power and complexity of social media.

Conversation Prism

According to Brian, "The conversation map is a living, breathing representation of Social Media and will evolve as services and conversation channels emerge, fuse, and dissipate.

If a conversation takes place online and you’re not there to hear or see it, did it actually happen?

Indeed. Conversations are taking place with or without you and this map will help you visualize the potential extent and pervasiveness of the online conversations that can impact and influence your business and brand.

As a communications or service professional, you’ll find yourself at the center of the prism – whether you’re observing, listening or participating. This visual map is the ideal complement to The Essential Guide to Social Media and the Social Media Manifesto, which will help you better understand how to listen and in turn, participate transparently, sincerely, and effectively."

Category: Web 2.0

Social Media Revolution 2

Category: Videos & Podcasts