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First Nursing E-learning Program in Croatia and the Region

The Croatian Nursing Informatics Association (CroNIA –http://www.huis.hr) has launched a first e-learning program for nurses in Croatia and neighboring countries. Titled ‘eNursing: Internet Academy of Nursing and e-Health’, this e-learning programme is intended for all nurses from Croatia, and for those from neighboring countries, who use similar language. (The programme is currently only in Croatian).

The eNursing programme is designed around and delivered through fifty webinars, covering a wide range of topics, including nursing, biomedicine, information and communications technologies, and nursing informatics. Video presentations, interactive demonstrations and other applications are used. All participants are linked in a closed private social network and share in small group activities. The Academy runs throughout the year and the materials are updated on a weekly basis.

This e-learning program is  recognized and accredited by Croatian Nursing Council, a regulatory nursing organization in Croatia for continued education program (CPD) credits.

Aleksandar Radenović, president of CroNIA, is very satisfied with the initial reactions of nurses in the region to this new development, and hopes that it will attract even more participants from the region during the year. In addition to the primary objective of the Academy, which is to educate nurses, it will also serve as an introduction to the level of knowledge and skill that nurses in the region require in nursing informatics, and for the use of modern technology in nursing and healthcare.

The organizers hope to develop and launch an international English version of the eNursing Academy in the near future, to bring together nurses from different parts of the world, especially those in countries where nursing informatics has not undergone sufficient development. The Croatian Nursing Informatics Association (CroNIA) hopes that this project will also be able to link with other partners for joint cooperation.

The above information has been provided by Aleksandar Radenović, president of CroNIA, and Croatian representative to the IMIA-NI Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (email: aleksandar.radenovic[at]gmail.com). The Croatian Nursing Informatics Association is also a full member of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI – http://www.allianceni.org). HUIS CroNIA is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/huis.cronia

March 29, 2012 Posted by | education, Europe, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , , | Leave a comment

Webinar, 30 March 2012: Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Department of Health Informatics (Departamento de Informática en Salud), Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina, is offering a webinar on 30 March, 2012.

The notice (in Spanish) is on the hospital website:

“Estrategias para mejorar la calidad de una lista de problemas” A cargo del Dr. Daniel Luna,  Jefe del departamento de Informtáica en Salud del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.

English version via Google Translate: http://bit.ly/yVLkDK

The webinar is free to access and full instructions are on the web notice.

The Department of Health Informatics, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires is an Academic Institutional Member of IMIA – http://www.hospitalitaliano.org.ar/infomed/

March 12, 2012 Posted by | conference, IMIA-NI, Latin America | , , , | Leave a comment

NI2012 – Deadline 12 September 2011 for Submissions

The deadline for submissions for NI2012, the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, closes  12 SEPTEMBER, 2011.

Full details on the event, and on the submission process are available at http://www.ni2012.org

Submissions can be made in English, French, or Spanish. The full call for participation, together with links for instructions on submission in different languages, is at http://www.ni2012.org/submissions

AMIA is the host for the 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress, NI2012: Advancing Global Health Through Informatics, to be held June 23-27, 2012, at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada. NI2012 is the official meeting of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics. AMIA,  in its role as host, will convene many other societies in the Americas to participate.

Program Chair Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FACMI, Johns Hopkins University, has recruited an international group of individuals to serve on NI 2012’s Organizing Committee, Scientific Program Committee and Editorial Committee. To view the full list of committee members, see http://www.ni2012.org/committee-roster

September 4, 2011 Posted by | AMIA, Canada, conference, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , , | Leave a comment

NI2012 Nursing Informatics Conference in Montreal – Deadlines for Submission

The Call for Submissions for NI 2012: Advancing Global Health Through Informatics – the 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress – is open. Full details are available on the NI2012 website at http://www.ni2012.org

First-time authors or non-native English speakers who wish to take advantage of editorial assistance available for proposal submissions have until July 31, 2011 to apply. This is an opportunity to polish a proposal, meet a member of the NI 2012 Editorial Committee, and get a head-start on preparing for the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, June 23-27, 2012, in Montreal.

Submissions can be made in English, French, or Spanish. The full call for participation, together with links for instructions on submission in different languages, is at http://www.ni2012.org/submissions

August 31 2011 is the Submissions Deadline date for all categories of proposal.

To submit a paper, student paper, poster abstract, student poster abstract, or proposal for a panel, theater-style demonstration, pre-Congress workshop, or pre-Congress tutorial go to the NI2012 website. Complete the online submission form as instructed and attach your submission in compliance with directions provided in the Call for Participation.

AMIA is the host for the 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress, NI2012: Advancing Global Health Through Informatics, to be held June 23-27, 2012, at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada. NI2012 is the official meeting of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics. AMIA,  in its role as host, will convene many other societies in the Americas to participate.

Program Chair Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FACMI, Johns Hopkins University, has recruited an international group of individuals to serve on NI 2012’s Organizing Committee, Scientific Program Committee and Editorial Committee. To view the full list of committee members, see http://www.ni2012.org/committee-roster

July 15, 2011 Posted by | AMIA, Canada, conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

100 Days to MIE2011, 400 days to NI2012 Conferences

Purely by arithmetical coincidence, today is:

  • 100 days to the start of MIE2011, the XXIII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, in Oslo, Norway, which starts on 28 August, 2011;
  • 400 days to the start of NI2012, the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, in Montreal, Canada, which starts on 23 June, 2012.

MIE2011 (http://www.mie2011.org/) will include at least the following activities:

  • 210 scientific presentations
  • 70 posters
  • 25 workshops /working group meetings
  • 6 keynote presentations
  • 7 panel discussions
  • Partnership in innovation
  • Village of the future
  • A visit to Akershus University Hospital
  • Scandinavian Health Informatics
  • National e-health day
  • Pre conference symposium in Trondheim

Full information, and link to registration is on the MIE2011 website.

The Call for Submissions for NI2012 closes on 31 August, 2011. There is a pre-submission deadline of July 31 for authors needing editorial assistance. Full information is available through the NI2012 website at http://www.ni2012.org

May 20, 2011 Posted by | Canada, conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA-NI, Norway | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NI2012 – Montreal, Canada: Call for Submissions Open

The Call for Submissions for NI 2012: Advancing Global Health Through Informatics – the 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress – is now open. Full details are available on the NI2012 website at http://www.ni2012.org

Important 2011 dates to note are:

July 31: Pre-submission Deadline for Authors Needing Editorial Assistance
August 31: Submissions Deadline
November 15: Decision Notifications Sent to Authors

See also http://www.ni2012.org/submissions for details on submission categories.

To submit a paper, student paper, poster abstract, student poster abstract, or proposal for a panel, theater-style demonstration, pre-Congress workshop, or pre-Congress tutorial go to the NI2012 website. Complete the online submission form as instructed and attach your submission in compliance with directions provided in the Call for Participation. Authors seeking editorial assistance prior to the submission deadline should register their submission no later than July 31, 2011, using the online webform to indicate their need for editorial assistance. Submissions are open until August 31, 2011.

AMIA is the host for the 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress, NI2012: Advancing Global Health Through Informatics, to be held June 23-27, 2012, at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada. NI2012 is the official meeting of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics. AMIA,  in its role as host, will convene many other societies in the Americas to participate.

Program Chair Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FACMI, Johns Hopkins University, has recruited an international group of individuals to serve on NI 2012’s Organizing Committee, Scientific Program Committee and Editorial Committee. To view the full list of committee members, see http://www.ni2012.org/committee-roster

NI 2012 is designed for individuals interested in health and health informatics who serve in a variety of roles, such as:

  • Nurses, other health professionals, and health workers
  • Administrators, managers, and executives
  • Informaticians
  • Educators
  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Researchers
  • Consultants and industry professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Students/Trainees

May 8, 2011 Posted by | AMIA, Canada, conference, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NI2012 – 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress, Montreal; June 23-27, 2012

The 11th International Nursing Informatics Congress, NI2012, will take place in Montreal, Canada on June 23-27, 2012. Full information will be available on the event website at http://www.ni2012.org

The submission deadline for the NI2012 is August 31, 2011. NI2012 will also be offering a submission mentorship program which will offer the opportunity for those that need assistance in submitting. The deadline for submissions with mentoring is July 31, 2011.

The event is held under the auspices of IMIA-NI, and is supported by multi-national committees. The organisational logistics are handled by AMIA.

Further information on submission processes, etc. will be available soon.

March 7, 2011 Posted by | AMIA, Canada, conference, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2010 – Programmes on Website

The programme for Medinfo2010 is now available on the website conference website – www.medinfo2010.org. It contains information on pre-conference tutorials, plenary sessions, major meetings, parallel sessions and social events.

Tutorial registration is open via the Medinfo2010 website; tutorials will take place 11 and 12 September.
Among tutorials are:

  • Open EHR – Clinician-driven EHRs – The open approach;
  • EHR Implementation Tips;
  • Change Management – Working in partnership to reduce conflicts in Health System Implementation;
  • Evaluating Patient Centered HI – Evaluating and designing Patient-centered Health Information Technologies;
  • Clinical Engagement– Clinical Transformation: Towards a Successful Clinical Implementation Tool Kit;
  • Grid Computing;
  • and much more.

Workshops will take place from 11 September.

The full conference programme outline is at http://www.medinfo2010.org/docs/Full_conference_programme.pdf

The detailed programme (day by day, including paper timings) is at http://www.medinfo2010.org/docs/detailed_programme.pdf

The schedule of meetings (s0me of which are open, some of which are by invitation only) is at http://www.medinfo2010.org/docs/Working_and_Special_Interest_Group_Meetings.pdf

August 2, 2010 Posted by | Africa, conference, education, HELINA, IMIA, IMIA-NI, medinfo2010, WG | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NI2012 – Montréal, Canada

NI2012 – the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics – will be held in Montréal, Canada on June 23 – 27, 2012. Full information will be provided on the NI2012 website as it becomes available – www.ni2012.org

The Congress provides a forum for nurses and other health care professionals to inform, study, evaluate, innovate, and create a climate within which they can enlarge upon their professional goals. NI2012 is the official meeting of the IMIA Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI – www.imiani.org). AMIA will be the main hosting organization for NI2012, and is convening many other societies in the Americas to participate.

The conference hotel/venue will be the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure.

The submission deadline for the NI2012 is August 31, 2011. NI2012 will also be offering a submission mentorship program which will offer the opportunity for those that need assistance in submitting. The deadline for submissions with mentoring is July 31, 2011.

January 31, 2010 Posted by | AMIA, Canada, conference, IMIA, IMIA-NI | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New IMIA WG/SIG chairs and vice chairs

At the IMIA General Assembly (GA) 2009 meeting, several new chairs and vice chairs of IMIA Working Groups were appointed and/or confirmed; the new leadership of the IMIA-NI Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group was also confirmed (see the earlier news item at http://wp.me/pvCUS-4P).

The new WG appointments are:

  • Miguel Humberto Torres-Urquidy as chair of Dental Informatics WG, from 2009 to 2012;
  • Paula Otero as vice chair of Health/Medical Informatics Education WG from 2009 to 2012;
  • Thomas Karopka as vice chair of Open Source WG from 2009-2012;
  • Kumura Mendis as chair of Primary Health Care Informatics WG from 2009 to 2012;
  • Kiyomu Ishikawa as chair of Security in Health Information Systems WG from 2009 to 2012;
  • Peter Croll as vice chair of Security in Health Information Systems WG from 2009 to 2012;
  • Sabine Koch as vice chair of Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living WG from 2009 to 2012;
  • Bernd Blobel as chair of Standards in Health Care Informatics WG from 2009 to 2012;
  • Luca Mainardi as chair of Biomedical Pattern recognition WG from 2010 to 2013.

Information will updated on the WG pages of the IMIA website; anyone with an interest in participation in any of these, or IMIA’s other WGs, should contact the relevant chair in the first instance.

IMIA is also grateful to the chairs and vice chairs who have reached the end of their terms, and have served the WGs in recent years; specifically we wish to thank Robyn Carr, Heimar Marin, Hyeoun-Ae Park, Patti Abbott, and Thomas Buerkle who served as chair and vice chairs of Nursing Informatics SIG from 2006 to 2009; John Mantas who served as vice chair of Health and Medical Informatics Education WG from 2006 to 2009; Sheila Teasdale who served as chair of Primary Health Care Informatics WG from 2006 to 2009; Francois Allaert who served as chair of Security in Health Information Systems WG from 2006 to 2009;Guy Dewsbury who served as vice chair of Smart Home and Ambient Assisted Living WG from 2006 to 2009; and Kai Heitmann who served as chair of Standards in Health Care Informatics from 2008 – 2009.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | IMIA, IMIA-NI | , , | Leave a comment