2016 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics

Join us for SINI 2016!

From mastering the essentials of informatics to capturing, analyzing and using information to enable care integration SINI is the place to be. Known for providing unique networking opportunities with experts and leaders in informatics, the Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics exposes participants to innovations leading and supporting practice transformation.

Conference Objectives

  1. Describe the scope of nursing informatics and identify essential competencies for clinicians and informatics professionals.
  2. Identify innovations in nursing informatics, technologies, and practice across the spectrum of care.
  3. Explore the impact of informatics on quality, safety and outcomes to include data analytics, meaningful use, consumer engagement and EHR adoption.
  4. Examine strategies for health information exchange and interoperability across systems and settings for coordination of care.


SINI 2016 features four educational tracks, including a special track designed specifically for the nursing informatics novice.

Track A: Clinical Informatics: Essential Knowledge and Skillsets, offers an intensive overview of the field and opportunities from the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s expert faculty and invited speakers. Designed specifically for the informatics novice, these sessions provide a solid foundation for enhanced learning.

Track B: Innovative Healthcare Informatics Across the Spectrum of Care, covers innovations that have been implemented and the benefits that have been realized. Innovations may involve, but are not limited to, patient generated data, personal health records, new ways of addressing old problems, new problems and innovative solutions, or new tools.

Track C: Informatics Impact on Quality, Safety and Outcomes, examines the impact of informatics and Health Information Technology on quality and safety outcomes in health care settings. Leading-edge research and best practices on addressing data analytics, meaningful use, consumer informatics and inter-professional collaboration will be presented.

Track D: Health Information Exchange and Interoperability, offers an interactive deep dive at the expert level, exploring a community planning model as a foundation for bridging information gaps and addressing integration across care settings. Responding to The Interoperability Roadmap from the Office of the National Coordinator, the model enables the inclusion of community and home, and clinical and social care in formal and informal settings.