From the International Medical Informatics Association

UPDATE: Call for Papers: The Electronic Health Record and Nursing

The Call for Papers is open for a special issue of the open access journal “Nursing Research and Practice” – the theme will be “The Electronic Health Record and Nursing: Trends, Issues and Challenges”. See for full information. Manuscripts will be accepted until 14 October, 2012. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at

Lead Guest Editor Andre Kushniruk (School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada) and Guest Editors Hyeoun-Ae Park (College of Nursing Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea), Carola Hullin Lucay Cossio (IMIA LAC: Regional Federation of Health Informatics for Latin America and the Caribbean) and Elizabeth Borycki (School of Health Information Science and School of Nursing, University of Victoria) invite colleagues to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The relation of nursing to electronic health records
  • Technologies to support nursing in the electronic health record (e.g., clinical nursing guidelines)
  • Educational tools for improving understanding and adoption of electronic records and related information technologies in nursing
  • Nursing standards/terminologies as they relate to the electronic record
  • Change management and strategies for implementing electronic records in nursing environments
  • Emerging trends, issues, and challenges in implementing electronic health records for use by nurses

There are many reported difficulties and issues worldwide in implementing electronic health records (EHRs) so that they maximize their beneficial potential and minimize inadvertent negative efforts for both health professionals and patients. This special issue will examine trends, issues, and challenges emerging from implementation of electronic health records and related information technologies in nursing settings.

September 24, 2012 Posted by | Canada, education, IMIA-LAC, journals, nursing, research | , , , , | 1 Comment