Nursing Informatics Institute

12/12/2014 5:00am, EST - 1:30pm, EST

Global Center for Health Innovation | Cleveland, OH


Student discount available with .edu email. Please contact

1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

This event is part of a series of Regional Event Offerings being held in Cleveland, OH between December 11-13, 2014.  Please refer to the attached "Cleveland RE Flyer" at the bottom of this website for additional events and corresponding websites.

Event Description

The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute is an educational program which addresses the functions, roles, responsibilities and standards of practice of nursing informatics reflecting current HIMSS Nursing Informatics (NI) resources. Additionally, the program will introduce nurses to potential concepts to advance the career opportunities and career portfolio of nurse informaticists. Participants will also explore the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community body of knowledge and thought leadership, which nurse informaticists can quickly apply to their daily practice. Additionally, participants will be connected with the major initiatives and activities impacting the nursing profession today.

Event Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices related to key nursing informatics and Health IT topics
  • Identify local initiatives, challenges, lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter experts
  • Network and engage with peers


8:00 – 8:30 am    Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 am    Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 am    Session 1: Workforce Development:  The Future of Nursing Informatics | Download the Presentation Slides

Speaker:  Michelle R. Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions

Nurses and Nurse Informaticists will continue to play a pivotal role in adopting new technologies and changing workflow, embracing change and innovation, protecting patient privacy, while providing superb patient care. This session will discuss the increasing demands and challenges the nursing community faces every day and provide practical knowledge and skills to adapt during these evolving times and succeed in the future.

Session 1 Learning Objectives:

  • Review current Nursing Informatics workforce initiatives
  • Discuss the importance of training and communications to help bridge gaps and healthcare transformation

9:45 – 10:30 am    Break and Tours of the HIMSS Innovation Center, 4th Floor

10:30 – 12:00 pm    Session 2:  Innovation in Informatics | Download the Presentation Slides

Facilitator:  Nelita Zytkowski, CNP, MS, BSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, FHIMSS, ACNO - Office of Nursing Informatics, Cleveland Clinic

Innovative and emerging technologies are now an everyday norm.  Just when we think we have finally caught up with the current technology, someone introduces a new device, application or process.  This session will be an interactive, facilitated workshop where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and share the importance of innovation, popular innovative technologies and how to better adapt when these new technologies are introduced.

Session 2 Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the important role innovation plays through an interactive discussion.
  • Recognize successful models where innovation and emerging technologies have played a key role in improving workflow efficiencies and quality of care.
  • Review how nursing can play a key role in the adoption of unique and innovative solutions.

12:00 – 1:00 pm    Networking Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm    Session 3: Privacy & Security:  What You Need to Know | Download the Presentation Slides

Speakers:  John DiMaggio, CEO, BlueOrange Compliance and Vicki Bokar, RN, Sr. Director of Corporate Compliance, Cleveland Clinic

Privacy and Security of patient data is becoming even more of an issue as security breaches are often a daily news item. This session will provide attendees with the facts surrounding patient privacy and security laws, real-life examples of privacy and security breaches, and how nursing staff can be at risk to such threats.

Session 3 Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss recent changes to federal patient privacy and security legislation
  • Provide real-life scenarios of patient privacy and security breaches and why nurses may be at risk
  • Review legal record issues and corresponding tools available

2:00 – 3:00 pm   Session 4: Keeping Quality & Patient Safety on the Forefront | Download the Presentation Slides

Speaker:  David Kissinger, RN, Director of Business Development, Sagacious Consultants and Carol VanPelt, RN, MSN, ANP

Healthcare reform and the integration of technology into clinical workflow, has placed an increased emphasis on data capture and data analysis, but is there too much reliance on technology now and have we truly improved efficiencies, quality of care and patient safety as a result?  This session will provide proven and successful methods for keeping quality on the forefront of healthcare delivery and address how to incorporate data-driven clinical decisions into patient care. 

Session 4 Learning Objectives:

  • Review healthcare reform initiatives that focus on improving patient quality of care and safety.
  • Discuss best practices and successful case studies which integrate clinical data into everyday patient care and clinical decision support.

3:00 – 3:15 pm    Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm    Session 5: The Role of the Nurse in Patient Engagement | Download the Presentation Slides

Speakers:  Jennifer Carpenter, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, Director, IT Clinical Systems, University Hospitals and Barb Bungard, MSN, RN, Manager of IT Regulatory Operations, Akron Children's Hospital

The role of the nurse is becoming more and more challenging, including increased demands on EHR adoption, workflow changes and meaningful use initiatives such as patient engagement.  This session will focus on lessons learned and best practices on how to engage patients more proactively in their healthcare, as well as offer helpful advice on how nursing staff can be the change agents and role models when it comes to patient engagement activities.

Session 5 Learning Objectives:

  • Review the Meaningful Use initiatives related to Patient Engagement
  • Discuss best practices for engaging patients in their healthcare and corresponding technologies available to help manage their data and increase the overall patient experience
  • Identify when and how to integrate Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) into Electronic Health Records

4:15 – 4:30 pm    Closing Remarks

Contact hours will be awarded.

Cleveland Clinic Enterprise is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Cleveland Clinic is jointly providing with HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute on this program.


Hotel and Travel Information

Before arriving on site it is recommended that you review the parking options available. 

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114

Standard Room - $139*

To make a reservation** call 1-800-HOTELS and request the “HIMSS” rate (code “HIA”) or visit their Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center website

*Note that these are non-last room available rates and are subject to availability.

** Cancellation must be made by 4:00pm on the date of arrival to avoid one night’s room charge

The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 St. Clair Avenue, NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Standard Room - $129*
Upgraded Room - $179*

To make a reservation** call 1-888-627-8085 and request the “HIMSS” rate or visit their The Westin Cleveland Downtown website

*Note that these are non-last room available rates and are subject to availability.

**Cancellation of any reservations must be made prior to 24 hours to arrival.







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