About SINI

Overall SINI 2013 Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Assess the impact of emerging policy and technological developments within the field of health care informatics.
  • Review best-practice strategies for implementation and evaluation of electronic health records.
  • Determine opportunities to optimize workflow and operations to derive the greatest benefit from technologies at the point of care.
  • Identify actions by which nurse informaticians are advancing health care and further evolving their role.
  • Consider the role of information technologies in transforming data to information and knowledge.

What Will Happen at SINI 2013?

SINI 2013 promises exceptional educational value in six distinct activities.

  1. Exhibitor Evening - The first evening of SINI gives participants the opportunity to learn about informatics products and services that can change the way they work. Participants interact with exhibitors and one another while all enjoy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beverages.
  2. Networking Reception - The second evening of SINI, participants gather at a reception to compare notes on what they have learned, form collaborations, and continue discussions from the day's sessions.
  3. Distinguished Lectures - Participants will meet daily in plenary sessions to hear distinguished lectures from national and international leaders in informatics. The keynote speaker will be Kevin Fickenscher, MD, president and CEO of AMIA. The endnote speaker will be Judy Murphy, RN, deputy national coordinator for policy and programs, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Additional distinguished lecturers will be announced at a later date.
  4. Concurrent Tracks - SINI 2013 will offer two concurrent tracks for participants at any level, packed with information from invited leaders and peer-reviewed speakers.
    • Strategies for Implementing and Evaluating Electronic Health Records (EHRs) will enable practicing nurse informaticians to learn how to improve the success of implementations and evaluate the impact of systems and applications.
    • Making Inroads: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities for Nursing Informaticians will explore how nurse informaticians are filling leadership roles to improve health care processes and outcomes.
  5. Poster Session - On Friday, July 19, participants will enjoy a buffet luncheon while perusing peer-reviewed posters describing projects in nursing informatics research and practice.
  6. Think Tanks - Building on the success of SINI 2012's "deep dive" into interoperability, SINI 2013 will offer two think tanks for experts in informatics. No other conference offers such an opportunity for intensive, sustained collaboration to explore challenges and find paths to resolution. Think tank goals are to achieve a deeper understanding of the domains, contribute to a road map to meet persistent challenges, and discover more sophisticated techniques to apply in the work place.
    • Interoperability II will extend participants' thinking about continuing challenges for achieving interoperability. This think tank will appeal to those who have theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in fostering interoperability.
    • From Clinical Data to the Learning Health Care Organization: Analytics and Methods will explore ways to realize important benefits of EHRs by using clinical data to evaluate and improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of care. This think tank will appeal to those who are managing and mining data to improve organizational performance and health care processes and outcomes.

Distinguished Lectures

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Fickenscher, MD
President and CEO, AMIA
Founder & President
CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC


Endnote Speaker

Judy Murphy, RN
Deputy National Coordinator for Policy and Programs
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Continuing Nursing Education

Day Contact Hours
Wednesday, July 17 4.25
Thursday, July 18 5.75
Friday, July 19 4.25
Total 14.25