B 21 SPECIAL SESSION: The Next Revolution in Nursing Informatics

Sunday, 17 November 2013: 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Description/Overview: One of the major forces shaping healthcare and nursing informatics today are big data needs in personalized healthcare, measuring quality and outcomes of care throughout the patient continuum, and the involvement of the consumer in healthcare and information technology. In addition there have been five revolutions in informatics that have impacted nursing IT: 1) the mainframe, 2) the minicomputer, 3) networked personal computers, 4) the world wide web (WWW), and 5) mobile networks. In this session the audience will be challenged with recommendations in nursing policy, education, and consumer involvement to improve healthcare access, safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and to measure improvements in quality healthcare and outcomes using information technology.
Learner Objective #1: To describe the forces sharing Healthcare and Nursing Informatics today
Learner Objective #2: To define the 5 phases in technology that impact Nursing Informatics.
Organizers:  Kathleen A. McCormick, Ph.D., R.N., SciMind, LLC, North Potomac, MD
Moderators:  Julie A. Jones, RN, MS, Prism Department, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT