The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology serves as a resource to the U.S. health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Overview of Nursing Informatics
Discover nursing informatics — its history, the roles available in the field and how the specialty supports nursing practice with Melissa Barthold, RN-BC, MSN, FHIMSS, corporate manager of clinical informatics at Baptist Health South Florida and member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Content Expert Panel: Nursing Informatics.
Implementation Issues: Meaningful Use & Certification of HIT/EHRs
Join leading expert Joyce Sensmeier, RN-BC, MS, FHIMSS, FAAN, vice president of informatics for the Health Information Management Systems Society, to explore the concept of meaningful use and the implementation of health information technology/ electronic medical records.
The TIGER Initiative
Learn about TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform), a major information technology initiative, and the role it plays in identifying best practices for nurses from one of the foremost authorities in nursing, Patricia Hinton Walker, RN, PhD, FAAN, chair of Phase III of the initiative and much-sought-after speaker on such topics such as health informatics, cultural change in healthcare and patient safety.
National Health Informatics Initiatives - A Nation on the Move for Better Health
Join Connie Delaney, RN, PhD, FAAN, to examine national informatics-related initiatives and their relationship to national policy in the areas of person-centered, care delivery models, population health, self-management in chronic disease, consumer empowerment and more. Among her many roles, Delaney is acting director of the Institute for Health Informatics.
Nursing Leadership & the IT Initiative
Explore the basics to quickly engage in every phase of a new information system decision, from selection through implementation with Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, veteran health IT executive and vice president of IT applications at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin.
Nurse Educators & the IT Initiative
Discover how you can help prepare a nursing workforce capable of becoming a meaningful user of healthcare IT with Diane Skiba, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, professor and coordinator of healthcare informatics at the University of Colorado Denver.
Health Information Technology: Clinical Adoption
Learn the factors that aid in clinician “buy in” of health information system implementation in order to make it truly successful with Victoria Bradley, RN, DNP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, senior director for process continuity, applied clinical informatics at Tenet Healthcare.
How to Get Involved with Informatics: Education & Employment
Join healthcare informatics pioneer Susan K. Newbold, RN-BC, PhD, FAAN, FHIMSS, EHR Education Lead for the Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN, and uncover the many educational options available to improve your professional practice in informatics.