GA HIMSS Annual Nursing Informatics Bootcamp - Registration ends September 23rd

Cobb Galleria Conference Center



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Early Bird deadline is September 19, 2019
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***EARLY BIRD EXTENDED**** - Ends September 19th


Registration Closes on September 23rd.


Course Description:
This intensive two-day course focuses on current informatics trends and issues.  It includes content for Registered Nurses who are interested in becoming American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified Informatics Nurses.  Other clinical professionals working in informatics may wish to take the course to become exposed to the course topics.  

Participants will earn 14 contact hours of continuing education credits for attending this event. Please note that you must attend at least 50% of the course times and submit the evaluation to receive 7 contact hours.  The Planning committee and speaker for this activity have no financial disclosures to provide.  

Axxess Consult Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

This program is approved for up to 14.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Course Objectives:
1. Discuss the scope and standards of nursing informatics practice

2. Describe professional practice, trends and issues within the informatics nurse role

3. Explore management and leadership issues affecting informatics in healthcare settings

4. Identify key concepts in informatics, information technology, information management, knowledge generation and data security.

5. Consider human factors in relation to information technology systems

6. Describe models and theories associated with informatics.

7. Delineate steps of the system life cycle as it applies to information technology in the health setting.

Conference Topics:
These topics from the ANCC outline will be presented in addition to current topics. 

I. Foundations of Practice

II. System Design Life Cycle

III. Data Management and Health Care Technology



Lead Instructor:

Susan K. Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS,, is the Course Director and Consultant in Healthcare Informatics, Franklin, TN. She is uniquely qualified to teach this course as she has experience in the vendor, consulting, academic and hospital worlds.  Dr. Newbold is ANCC Board Certified in Nursing Informatics and initiated the first review course in nursing informatics in 1995.  She organized the first hospital based conference in Nursing Informatics in the US.  In 2001 she won the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing International Technology Award for Knowledge Advancement for this course.
Dr. Newbold earned her PhD and MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  She is a Founder of CARING (now ANIA).  She is on the Board of the Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS.  She is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and HIMSS.  Identified as a pioneer in nursing informatics, Susan co-edited five books and has written numerous articles on informatics topics.  Susan was a keynote speaker in the first nursing informatics conferences held in Taiwan and Singapore and has consulted in informatics in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, and Taiwan.  Susan was selected in the 2013 Class for “Women to Watch” by the Nashville Medical News and is the HIMSS 2015 Chapter Leader of the Year awarded in 2016.



Gwen Holder, MSN, RN-BC, is Director Systems Support Services Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.  Gwen’s clinical background is in medical-surgical nursing and physical/cognitive rehabilitation nursing.  She has also served as assistant manager, unit manager, and director of nursing before making the move to informatics 20 years ago.  Gwen has been intimately involved with development, training, implementation and support of various homegrown and commercial electronic systems (CPOE, Nursing Documentation, Bar Code Medication Administration, Electronic Medical Record, Dashboards).  She has presented at the local, regional and national level on informatics related topics and has several informatics and leadership related publications. Gwen has co-led a course on system life cycle design in the Nursing Informatics MSN Program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing and serves as a preceptor for Nursing Informatics Practicum experiences.  Gwen is board certified in Nursing Informatics by the ANCC.  She is the President of the Tennessee Chapter of ANIA.