HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium to focus on predictive analytics, cybersecurity

Speakers at the daylong pre-conference event on March 5 will also address documentation challenges to reducing burden, and the roles nurses play in public health.
By Jeff Lagasse
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Nursing Informatics Symposium

Nurses’ value can hardly be overstated, and one of the ways they demonstrate that value is through the use of health IT. From documentation to predictive analytics and telehealth, the combination of nursing and technology is an ever-more important facet of the healthcare landscape.

On March 5, the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas will feature a Nursing Informatics Symposium exploring that very topic. Six sessions, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., will cover how documentation can reduce clinician burden; how nurses can use predictive analytics to drive value; and how to manage a cyberattack from an operational perspective.

Jane Englebright, chief nursing executive, patient safety officer and senior vice president of HCA, will kick things off with an 8:15 session focused on nursing documentation; she’ll make the case for the operational value of cleaning up documents, and explore the value of organizing nursing data in a standard format.

Nancee Hofmeister, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Evergreen Health, and Whende Carroll, director of nursing informatics at KenSci Inc., will delve into analytics, defining what predictive analytics are and outlining what nursing’s role should be. They’ll also explore how nurses can use predictive analytics to drive value.

United States Deputy Surgeon General RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams will bring the symposium to a close, discussing the use of health data in disaster relief, and outlining the role nurse leaders have in improving public health.

Other speakers on the schedule include UMMC Center for Telehealth Executive Director Michael Adcock, Boston Children’s Chief Nursing Officer Laura Wood, CNIO Sara Gibbons and CIO Daniel Nigrin, MD, as well as New York Presbyterian Hospital Director of Informatics Strategy Victoria Tiase.

The “HIMSS18 Nursing Informatics Symposium: Demonstrating Nursing Value through Health IT,” takes place on March 5 in the Venetian Convention Center, Marcello 4401.

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