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Distinguished Lecture: Big Data at the Interdisciplinary Level to Improve Care

Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, associate professor and director, Center for Nursing Informatics, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

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Informatics at the Crossroads of Care Coordination

Charlotte Seckman, PhD, RN, CNE, NI-BC, assistant professor and SINI co-chair, University of Maryland School of Nursing

The 2016 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI), held July 20 to 22, marked the 26th year for this pioneering conference. Once again, hundreds of nurses and other informatics professionals convened on the campus of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore or via live web streaming to celebrate this event, attend educational sessions, and network with colleagues. A unique addition was the introduction of the “Mini-SINI,” which provided a new forum for registrants to meet as a group in their own healthcare organizations, view web-cast lectures, and participate in discussion and activities. With support from sponsors such as Orion Health, Infor Healthcare, UMBC Health IT Graduate Program, and the University of Maryland Medical Center, SINI 2016 explored innovations in healthcare informatics across the spectrum of care; the impact of informatics on quality, safety, and outcomes; and health information exchange and interoperability.

Award-Winning Podium and Poster Presentations

2016 SINI Ribbon: Research PodiumOutstanding Research – Podium

Identifying Home Care Clinicians’ Information Needs to Achieve Better Care Coordination in Fall Risk Management
Dari Alhuwail, MSc
Gunes Koru, PhD 

2016 SINI Ribbon: Practice PodiumOutstanding Practice – Podium 

EHR Downtime/Recovery Planning: Panic Prevention
Flo Mielcarek, MSMIS, RN-BC
Martha Badger, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Kathleen Gall, MS, RN, NE-BC 

2016 SINI Ribbon: Research PosterOutstanding Research – Poster 

Use of Documentation in the Patient Record for Interprofessional Communication and Collaborative Decision Making: Implications for the Reduction of CLABSI
Jennifer Thate, MSN, RN, CNE
Brittany Couture, BS
Sarah Collins, PhD, RN 

2016 SINI Ribbon: Practice PosterOutstanding Practice – Poster 

Leveraging Data Analytics to Investigate the Relationship Between Patient Demographic and Falls in Home Care
Uchenna Uchidiuno, MHMS
Gunes Koru, PhD
Pooja Parameshwarappa, MSc
Dari Alhuwail, MSc

Read more of SINI Chair Charlotte Seckman’s summary and the winning abstracts.