2014 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics

Informatics Enabling Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum
Save the Dates: July 16-18, 2014

Informatics professionals are challenged to find new solutions to support patient engagement and patient-centered care across the continuum. Changing models of care delivery require informatics tools for patient-centered teamwork, shared planning, close communication among team members (including patients and their lay caregivers), coordination of care, and health coaching. Join us in Baltimore to explore how consumer eHealth and pervasive information technologies are changing health care and the management and use of health information.

“Every year I look forward to the new ideas and innovations brought forth from this assemblage of professionals. Informatics is continually in motion and requires all health professionals to keep their skill levels perfected to provide safe, quality health care with good patient outcomes. SINI is an excellent source for meeting these goals.”
-Kathleen Griffis, MSN, RN, BC, distance education specialist, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, Thomas Edison State College

“SINI not only helped me grow my overall knowledge of nursing informatics, but it helped me better understand informatics in my own organization. A definite win-win!”
-Holly Nunns, BSN, RN, clinical informatics analyst, Nursing and Patient Care Informatics, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas

Tracks for Participants at All Levels of Expertise:

  • Track A: Integrating and Evaluating Consumer eHealth Approaches in Patient-Centered Care
  • Track B: New Roles for Clinicians and Informaticians in Patient-Centered Care

Expert-Level Think-Tank Discussions:

  • Track C: Challenges in Achieving Interoperability Across Care Settings
  • Track D: Challenges in Data Methods and Analytics Across Care Settings

Distinguished Speakers


Philip Fasano
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kaiser Permanente


Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Moehlman Bascom Professor
School of Nursing and College of Engineering
Theme Leader, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
University of Wisconsin

Other Distinguished Speakers

Martin Kohn, MS, MD, FACEP, FACPE
Chief Medical Scientist, Care Delivery Systems
Jointly Health

Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
ONC Office of Consumer eHealth

Molly K. McCarthy, MBA, RN
Chief Nursing Strategist
Microsoft U.S. Health and Life Sciences

Conference Objectives

At the conclusion of the Institute, participants will:

  1. Describe ways of using informatics tools to support patient engagement and patient-centered care.
  2. Identify new and evolving roles for clinicians and informaticians in providing patient-centered care across the continuum.
  3. Address ongoing challenges in achieving interoperability, with consideration for devices and apps individuals and families use to monitor and manage their health.
  4. Address ongoing challenges in using data from diverse sources to improve patient care and health outcomes and to control costs.


Registration is now open!

Successful Completion for Nurses

Up to 14.75 contact hours may be awarded to a participant upon their completion of this activity. Completion of this educational activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by your attendance at accredited sessions, completion of the online CE evaluation survey, and verification of attendance form provided in your conference packet. Upon a processing period of 2-4 weeks after the activity, the participant will receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

All requests must be submitted within 90 days following this program. Eligible participants will receive a CNE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing within 2–4 weeks after submitting their request.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Email pe@son.umaryland.edu or call 410-706-3767.

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