The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community was founded in 2003 in response to the increased recognition of the role of the informatics nurse professional in healthcare information and management systems. This effort was intended to build a community within the HIMSS membership for those individuals with a role in nursing informatics. Its purpose is to articulate a cohesive voice for the HIMSS Nursing Informatics community and to provide domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations with the global nursing informatics community.
The community is led by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee which is charged with providing domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives and collaborations within the specialty of nursing informatics.
These volunteer members are appointed to execute HIMSS’ strategic initiatives. Led by Chair Patricia Mook, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CAHIMS, the committee members are Nancy Beale, MSN, RN-BC, MaryAnn Connor, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Chad Cothern, RN, BSN, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Sandra E. Eppers, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Bonne Farberow, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, Rebecca Freeman, PhD, PMP, RN, Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN, BC, Lisa Lyon, MS, BSN, RN, CDE, Sylvia R. Rowe, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Lynn A. Shuler, BSN, MA, RN-BC, Kathy Jean Warmbold, BSN, DNP, Jacqueline L Willis, RN, MS, CPHIMS, and representing the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, and representing the Nursing Informatics Education & Networking Task Force Crystal Vasquez, DNP, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC.
For FY17, the committee will continue to bring quality education to the Nursing Informatics Community by means of webinars, supporting blogs and publications in Nursing 2017. Main topics areas include Population Health, Patient Engagement/Patient Generated Health Data and the Value of Health IT. Most importantly, HIMSS will conduct the 2016 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey. Completed every three years, this survey of nursing informatics community members will achieve an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurse professional.