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Master the essentials of informatics and explore technologies that enhance health, the health care environment, and patient engagement in a modern world. Known for providing unique networking opportunities with experts and leaders in informatics, the Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics will introduce you to innovations leading and supporting practice transformation.

The focus of this year’s conference is the integration of the Internet of Things in clinical practice to improve health management and outcomes at the system, population, and individual level.

Conference Objectives

At the end of this conference, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain the essentials of nursing informatics, including a perspective on the Internet of Things.
  2. Describe how the Internet of Things helps organizations improve health management, personalize care, and enhance patient engagement.
  3. Explore the impact of patient-generated data on patient safety and clinical decision-making.
  4. Analyze big data challenges related to population health and health information exchange.


SINI 2017 features four educational tracks, including a special track designed specifically for nursing informatics novices.

Track A: Essentials of nursing informatics in the age of the Internet of Things (Podiums & Posters)
This track is designed for attendees with less than two years of experience in the health care informatics field and introduces essential components of clinical informatics, including eHealth/mHealth.

Track B: Integrating the Internet of Things into health management, personalized care, and patient engagement (Podiums & Posters)
This track considers how informaticians can help clinicians use data generated by patient devices to promote collaboration with patients in health management, personalize care in relation to patient behavior and health parameters, and motivate patients to take control of their health.

Track C: Patient safety, clinical decision-making, and patient-generated data (Podiums & Posters)
This track examines the impact (positive/negative) of using patient-generated data as a component of clinical decision-making on patient safety and health outcomes.

Track D:  Big data challenges related to population health and health information exchange (Posters Only)
Achieving a deeper understanding of individual and population health requires integration of not only care event data but also biopsychosocial and consumer generated data.  For participants with an understanding of big data, population health, or information exchange, this expert, participatory track will provide examples and direction for incorporating consumer generated data into useful tools with a consideration of return on investment.

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