Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics

SINI 2019: 20th Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics | Health Care Informatics: A Catalyst for Value-Driven Care Transitions | July 17-19, 2019 | University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

29th Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI)

Healthcare Informatics: A Catalyst for Value-Driven Care Transitions

Preconferences: Tuesday, July 16
Conference: Wednesday, July 17-Friday, July 19


Call for Abstracts:

  • Opens: Nov. 5, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 4, 2019

More information.


Overview:

The Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) is known for providing unique educational programming and networking opportunities with experts and leaders in healthcare informatics from around the globe.

This year, SINI will introduce informatics innovations associated with the transition to value-driven care that support practice transformation and quality outcomes. We will explore data and devices to strengthen care coordination, interoperability, and transition management along with an interactive "deep dive" track on how to reduce documentation burden. Join us for this exciting event!


Objectives:

At the end of the institute, participants will be able to:

  1. Examine strategic informatics applications supporting interprofessional patient care and collaborations in the value-driven health care system
  2. Discuss creative informatics innovations designed to support quality outcomes of patient care
  3. Identify outcome measures to increase nursing documentation efficiency and care coordination for quality, value-driven care
  4. Explore gaps in the health IT environment and actions necessary for the support of new models of health care delivery and reimbursement.

Tracks

Track A Use of health care IT data and quality outcome measures to improve value-based care coordination and transition management.  

The healthcare IT infrastructure must include data elements that support care coordination, value-based health care services, and/or quality outcome measures. This track will provide actionable information that can be used by nursing informatics specialists and other interdisciplinary experts to achieve these value-based measures. 

Track B

The use of innovative technologies to support the internal transition of care as well as the external interoperability of care management. 

Transitions of care occur when patients are moved from one level of health care to another. These transitions are often a complex set of events that can have a profound positive or negative effect on the patient's health status. The purpose of this track is to provide an overview of how health care organizations can identify, select, implement, and evaluate innovative technology that can be used to manage transitions of care. 

Track C Confronting documentation burden while creating high-value, care-centered systems.

Reducing documentation burden and creating high-value, care-centered digital systems are priorities among health care professionals. Freeing nurses to provide quality care and decreasing provider burden and burnout by reducing unnecessary time spent documenting care activities is critical. This deep dive, interactive track for experienced informaticians will provide policy, regulatory, and quality reporting viewpoints to support these activities. Participants will interact with nurse informatics and administration leaders who have implemented changes to address documentation burden and promote quality care. Lastly, participants will engage in tool kit development enabling them to return to their respective sites and implement similar processes. 

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