Pre-Conference Programs

SINI 2015 offers two new pre-conference programs:

Date: July 21, 2015

Time: 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: University of Maryland School of Nursing

Project Management: This workshop will provide an overview of project management, generally geared toward health care IT professionals.  However, the tools and techniques described in this program are based on the best practices of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and can be applied across multiple disciplines. (See details below.)

Infusing Informatics Across the Curriculum: Nurse educators attending this hands-on workshop will develop a “take-home” plan for merging informatics into their selected course or throughout their curriculum in a practical, meaningful way. (See details below.)

Registration

SINI 2015 Pre-Conference Registration

A discounted SINI registration package is available for those who attend either preconference program. The discounted package is available only through the registration link on this page.

Click the link below to register for a preconference program and the discounted registration package that includes one preconference program and full SINI registration.

Pre-Conference Registration Early (through 6/2/2015) Late (after 6/2/2015) 
Individual Pre-Conference  $400 $480 
SINI & Pre-Conference  $885  available only through 6/2/2015 

If you wish to register for only the SINI conference, visit the conference registration page. Note: The discounted registration package is not available on the SINI 2015 registration page. To register for this option, use the preconference registration link below.

Project Management Pre-Conference Registration

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Infusing Informatics Pre-Conference Registration

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Project Management

Pre-Conference Program 1: Introduction to Project Management for Health Care IT

Detailed Description

This workshop will provide an overview of project management, generally geared for health care IT professionals.  However, the tools and techniques described in this program are based on the best practices of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and can be applied across multiple disciplines. 

Objectives

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

    • List and discuss the critical elements for managing successful projects
    • Understand the concepts of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling IT projects
    • Define high-level deliverables and measurable objectives for a given project
    • Create a project plan using a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Identify and analyze project risks and response strategies
    • Scope, plan, schedule, track, and report on a project
    • Describe future trends in project management and determine how to apply them to real-life projects

Schedule

  • Introduction (60 minutes)
    • Welcome and Logistics
    • Review of Agenda and Objectives
    • Overview of Project Management
      • Project Management Process Groups
      • Project Management Knowledge Areas
      • PMI and Related Project Management Certifications
    • Qualities of a Good Project Manager
      • Project Management Soft Skills
      • Organization and Attention to Detail
  • Project Management Process Groups: Initiating (90 minutes)
    • Review of Historical Project Information
    • Review of Contracting Process
      • Types of Contracts
      • Project Manager’s Role in Contracting
      • Expectations of the Vendor
    • Development of a Project Charter
  • BREAK (15 minutes)
  • Project Management Process Groups: Planning (90 minutes)
    • Creation of a Project Management Plan
      • Project Scope
      • Measures of Success and Quality Project Management
      • Work Breakdown Structure and Project Planning
      • Communication Plan
      • Risk Management Plan
    • Project Kickoff
    • Selecting a Project Sponsor and Gaining Project Approval
  • BREAK (Lunch, 60 minutes)
  • Project Management Process Group: Executing and Controlling (90 minutes)
    • Design and Requirements
    • Execution Expectations of a Project Manager
      • Communication Management
      • Status Reporting and Project Documentation
      • Work Plan and Task Management
      • Testing Planning
      • Training Planning
      • Activation Planning
    • Control Expectations of a Project Manager
      • Risk Management
      • Issue Management
      • Change Management
      • Resource Management
      • Contract Management
      • Costs and Earned Value
  • BREAK (15 minutes)
  • Project Management Process Group: Closing (60 minutes)
    • Project Manager’s Role and Transition to Support
    • Contract Closing and Related Issues
    • Lessons Learned
    • Completion Documentation
    • Historical Documentation and Archiving
  • Future Trends in Project Management (30 minutes)
    • Virtual Project Teams
    • Rapid Development
    • Online Tools and Collaboration

Please be prepared to share your experiences with project management or where you have witnessed project management practices being applied, either successfully or unsuccessfully.  Consider:

  • What are the qualities of a good project manager?
  • What areas of a hospital could benefit from project management?
  • How can you change the culture of a hospital to accept project management practices?
  • Where could project management succeed (or fail) in your organization, and why?
  • What do you hope to gain from this workshop?

Presenters

Ryan Kennedy, BS

Susan Houston, MBA, RN-BC, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

CE for Nurses

Registered Nurses are awarded seven (7) contact hours upon completion of this activity.  Partial credit is not provided.  Completion of this educational activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by attending the entire session and completing the online CE evaluation survey and verification of attendance form provided in your program packet.

All requests for CNE 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 (UMSON) within two to four weeks after submitting their request.

UMSON is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Infusing Informatics

Preconference Program 2: Infusing Informatics Across the Curriculum

Nurse educators attending this hands-on workshop will develop a “take-home” plan for incorporating informatics into their selected course or throughout their curriculum in a practical, meaningful way.

Detailed Description

The rapid adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology, meaningful use requirements, and web-based resources in health care has produced significant changes in patient care delivery, coordination, and safety. Nursing faculty in programs that provide informatics education find it difficult to engage students in a practical way and struggle with how to successfully prepare students to function in a technology enabled health care environment. As the use of technology expands, nurses must have the knowledge and skills to use current technologies to deliver and coordinate care across multiple settings, communicate with interprofessional teams, and leverage resources to provide safe and effective patient- centered care. Preparing students to incorporate informatics and technology into daily practice is a challenge for many educators.

The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to provide nurse educators with an opportunity to critically evaluate and further develop the level at which informatics competencies are integrated into course curricula from their own undergraduate and graduate programs.  Participants will bring a sample course  or curriculum challenge from their institution and develop a “take-home” plan for merging informatics into the course or throughout a curriculum in a practical, meaningful way. The program offers innovative teaching strategies and resources to enhance informatics competencies and will guide the participant in application of informatics concepts, organizational criteria, innovative technologies, and competencies required for clinical practice.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the benefits and challenges of incorporating informatics in a nursing curriculum.
  2. Examine current informatics concepts, organizational criteria, and competencies required for clinical practice.
  3. Explore strategies, innovative tools, and resources that can be used to infuse informatics into nursing curricula.
  4. Develop a plan for leveling informatics competencies across a nursing curriculum.

Schedule

Time Topic
8:15-8:45 a.m. Check-in/Breakfast
8:45-9 Welcome
9-10 Topic 1: The Three C's: Concepts, Criteria, Competencies Oh My!
10-11 Topic 2: A Blueprint for NI Competencies: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
11-11:15 Break
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Topic 3: Informatics at the Point of Care: The Power of the Ruby Slippers
12:15-1:15 Working Lunch
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:45 Topic 4: Student Engagement using Web 2.0 Tools: Brains, Heart, Courage
2:45-3 Break
3-4:30 Discussion/Presentation of Projects
4:30-5 Wrap-Up Evaluations

Registration

We plan to use issues and challenges submitted by registrants as foci of workshop activities. Please provide a sample course or curriculum challenge from your institution to develop a "take-home" plan for merging informatics into the course or throughout a curriculum in a practical, meaningful way. 

Moderator

Charlotte Seckman, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor, Course Director, Informatics Nurse Specialist
Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
Nursing Informatics Program
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Instructors

Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Carol O’Neil, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
Institute for Educators in Nursing and Health Professions
University of Maryland School of Nursing

CE for Nurses

Registered Nurses are awarded 7.25 contact hours upon completion of this activity.  Partial credit is not provided.  Completion of this educational activity for CNE is demonstrated by attending the entire session, completion of the online CE evaluation survey, and verification of attendance form provided in your program packet.

All requests for CNE 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 (UMSON) within two to four weeks after submitting their request.

UMSON is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.