The Big Ten Academic Alliance Nursing Informatics Collaborative kicks off its 2019-20 free webinar series with “Nursing Informatics Curriculum in a Changing Health Care Environment: Current Gaps and Practical Updates.”
Thursday, Sept. 19
Nationwide, the health care system is undergoing profound changes, including a shift from volume-based care to value-based care with an increasing emphasis on population health. A robust health informatics infrastructure is essential to effective and efficient health care delivery systems, and most hospitals are working on optimizing and harmonizing integrated electronic health records (EHR) while constantly implementing new technologies. Notable tends in current health information technology include more active use of mobile devices, eHealth/mHealth technologies, patient portals, big data, and data analytics (predictive modeling).
Health care informatics is an essential component of nursing education, and it is vital that nursing programs deliver the most up-to-date health informatics content. However, a lack of resources and expertise in this field are concerns in nursing education.
Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Program Director
Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Informatics Specialty
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Stephanie Poe, DNP, RN
Director of Nursing, Clinical Quality and Chief Nursing Information Officer
The Johns Hopkins Hospital