HIMSS Celebrates Nursing Informatics Day on May 12

himssnursinginformaticsHIMSS celebrates the positive influence nurses and informatics nurses have on the quality of patient care during National Nurses Week, held May 6-12.

National Nurses Week celebrates the value of nursing and helps educate the public about the vital role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans.  In addition, May 12 has been designated Nursing Informatics Day by the American Nurses Association, Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community.

The 2015 Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey, released at HIMSS15, on April 12-16 in Chicago, Ill, reported 60 percent of the 576 respondents said that informatics nurses have a high degree of impact on the quality of patient care. Survey results also showed that informatics nurses have significant impact on workflow, patient safety and user acceptance.

“National Nurses Week provides an opportunity for us to recognize the contributions of nurses, and specifically informatics nurses, as they ensure quality care for patients and contribute valuable leadership to the transformation of healthcare,” said Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS. “With over 6,000 members, the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community has worked to improve health and healthcare through IT, knowledge sharing and collaboration among professionals.”

HIMSS will celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6-12 with the following activities:

  • Read inspiring stories about leadership in the field of nursing informatics on the HIMSS Blog
  • Read the personal stories of nine nurses, who will share their personal stories on how nursing informatics impacts their lives in a series of vignettes
  • Visit the HIMSS National Nurses Week website to learn of other activities to participate in; Explore “The Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing: Using Big Data to Improve the Quality of Care and Outcomes.” that promote standards and interoperability, advance quality e-measures and leverage nursing informatics experts.

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.  HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.