NI2012 Meeting Wrap-up
The response from participants at the Nursing Informatics Congress was truly overwhelming. We heard it in the halls, from groups and one-on-one discussions. Meeting attendees were so pleased with the NI2012 experience — “Best meeting ever!” “Never been to one like it!” “Amazing sessions!” “Fantastic!” Perhaps most important comment of all — “Great learning and networking with people from around the world.”
In June 2012, nearly 600 attendees joined the IMIA Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIA-NI SIG) at the triennial gathering in Montreal, Canada. The Congress is the premier activity of the IMIA-NI SIG and AMIA was honored to co-host the meeting with nearly a dozen nursing informatics professional organizations. The meeting was organized and led by a stellar group of individuals in the international nursing informatics community. A special round of applause goes to our committee leadership—Heimar Marin, past chair of the IMIA-NI SIG, Patricia Abbott, 2012 Congress Chair and Editorial Committee Co-chair, Suzanne Bakken and Erika Caballero, Scientific Program Committee Co-chairs, Judy Murphy and Lynn Nagle, Organizing Committee Co-chairs, Carola Hullin, Editorial Committee Co-chair, Polun Chang and Cornelia Ruland, Post Conference Co-chairs.
Attendees included nurses, midwives, care-givers, and scientists from around the globe and discussed the impact of informatics on care improvement, professional practice, health policy, and research. Financial support for the meeting from key sponsors included ANI, ANIA, CNIA, Canada Health Infoway, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Elsevier, IMO, Kanter Family Foundation, NiHi, nVoq, Philips and RTI. Thank you again to our generous sponsors that helped make the meeting a success!
Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, president and CEO of Victorian Order of Nurses; Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH, professor at University of Michigan’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine; and Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN PhD, professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison keynoted the meeting and dazzled attendees with their knowledge and wit. The Congress also featured poster, paper, and panel submissions from 38 countries—a truly global event.
Award Winners and Proceedings
There were several innovations at NI2012 including the availability of online proceedings for enduring educational content http://proceedings.amia.org/CN2012-nav/. Be sure to check out the award winners noted below as well as the other Proceedings contributions.
Best Student Paper—Definition and Relational Specification of Work-around, Jennifer A. Browne, Carrie Jo Braden, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
Distinguished Paper Awards
- Workarounds Used by Nurses to Overcome Design Constraints of Electronic Health Records, Sarah A. Collins, Partners HealthCare, Wellesley, MA; Matthew Fred, Lauren Wilcox, David K. Vawdrey, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
- Changes in nurses’ work associated with computerised information systems: Opportunities for international comparative studies using the revised Work Observation Method By Activity Timing (WOMBAT), Johanna I. Westbrook, Nerida J. Creswick, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Christine Duffield, RN PhD, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney; Ling Li, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; William T. M. Dunsmuir, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
- Use of Narrative Nursing Records for Nursing Research, Hyeoun-Ae Park, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, InSook Cho Inha University, Incheon, Hee-Jung Ahn, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Poster Palooza Winner sponsored by AMIA NI-WG—Navigating telehealth in rehabilitation: One nurse’s orientation odyssey, Colleen A. Berding, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA.
The planning is underway for NI2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. Don’t miss it! www.ni2014.org.