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National Institute in Nursing Informatics

February 3, 4 & 5, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The inaugural National Institute in Nursing Informatics will be led by Dr. Lynn Nagle from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and supported by a number of guest faculty from across Canada. This 3 day institute will provide a focused educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about informatics. The program will be of particular interest to nurse educators responsible for the integration of informatics into entry level nursing programs, nursing practice leaders, or nurses currently working in or considering a future career in informatics. Participants will be equipped with sufficient foundational knowledge to be able to effectively participate in informatics related operational and educational discussions and activities in their work settings.

Participants will benefit from the extensive practical, academic, and research knowledge and experience of the faculty who will teach in the institute. The curriculum will cover a broad range of topics with content being covered through a combination of didactic presentations, small and large group discussions, and independent study.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • History and evolution of informatics in nursing
  • Structure and function of clinical information systems
  • Nursing data standards
  • Human factors considerations
  • Organizational transformation
  • Clinician engagement
  • Evaluating information and communication technologies
  • Informatics in nursing education
  • Consumer informatics
  • Current issues and considerations for nurse leaders

Throughout the 3 day institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact and network with other attendees. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

Book early to secure your spot, as registration will be limited to ensure a focused experience for all learners.



Category: Education

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics Volume 15 No 3 Fall 2011

The latest issue of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics is now available.




Mass Casualty Information Decision Support.

by Dr. Joan M. Culley

Risk Assessment in the Electronic Age: Application of the Circle of Caring Model.

by Sylvia McKnight

Obtaining Remote Data Using the Veteran’s Affairs Computerized Patient Records System.

by Valentin O. Rivish & Manolo D. Moneda

Evaluating Reliability of Assessments in Nursing Documentation.

By Dr. Karen A. Monsen, Amy B. Lytton, Starr Ferrari, Katie M. Halder, Dr. David M. Radosevich, Dr. Madeleine J. Kerr, Susan M. Mitchell, Dr. Joan K. Brandt


TRUTHFUL: A Method to Assist Patients with Evaluating Health Information on the Internet.

by Dr. Mary O’Sullivan


Metaversion Intellivars

by Dr. Dee McGonigle, Editor-in-Chief & Dr Rene Eggers


Achieving Meaningful Use in Research with IT

Barriers to Meaningful Use: A Case for Sticking to the Standards

by Dr. Kathryn H. Bowles, Dr. Sheryl Potashnik & Nai-Wei Shih

Issues, Impacts and Insights

Home Health Telemonitoring: Don’t forget the goal of self-care.

by Kimberly Shea, PhD, RN, Guest Editor

Crucial Conversations about Optimal Design

Controversy Over Creating National Measures for EHR Usability.

by Dr Nancy Staggers, Senior Editor

Different seas, same boats?

Views from Canada and New Zealand on health systems and nursing.

by Dr. Peter Murray, Senior Editor with Michelle Honey, Lynn Nagle and Lucy Westbrooke

Future Thoughts Now

Looking to the past for the future.

by Dr. Scott Erdley, Senior Editor


Bronze Virtual Award Recipient: Teresa J. Sakraida, PhD, RN

How Do Health Information Websites Score on a 100-Point Customer Satisfaction Scale?

Private-sector health information websites scored a 79 on a 100-point customer satisfaction scale, while health insurance websites scored a 51, according to a study by ForeSee, a customer experience analytics firm.

Public-sector health information websites scored a 78 on the scale, according to the study. The study defined public-sector health information websites as those maintained by the federal government and not-for-profit organizations.

Meanwhile, hospital and health system websites scored a 78.

Two sub-categories of private-sector health information websites -- sites that included information about pharmaceuticals and health products -- both scored a 76.

The study also found that health information website visitors who give a satisfaction rating of 80 or higher say they are 127% more likely to use the site as their main resource for interacting with a health care organization.

Results are based on an analysis of 100,000 surveys conducted from August to September 2011.

Source: ForeSee, "The 2011 ForeSee Healthcare Benchmark"

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