Expert Panel on Nursing Informatics and Technology
This expert panel gathers health policy data and information, then disseminates information, advises and represents the AAN on issues related to: health information management, implementation of informatics and technology through EHRs and PHRs (Electronic and Personal Health Records), HIPAA, patient safety initiatives, consumer and personal health, workforce issues and training, bioterrorism and bio surveillance, evidence-based practice, clinical decision support and other areas of concern related to the use of informatics and technology in nursing education, practice and research.
Inaugural Year: 2002
Thomas Clancy, MBA, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN
Previous Chairs: Virginia Saba (2002), Ida Androwich (2002), Kathleen Malloch (2005), Diane S. Pravikoff (2005), Bonnie Wesorick (2011), Gail Latimer (2012)
Frequency of Meetings: Annually in person. The chair and co-chair, secretary and previous chair met monthly
Publications: No publications to date.
Many members of this Expert Panel are connected to multiple inter-professional organizations impacting technology and informatics and bring diverse expertise back to the Academy. The panel hopes to educate Academy members and leadership about the relationship of informatics and technology to topics such as: patient safety, quality care monitoring, workforce development, HIPAA, healthcare management, implementation of informatics and technology through EHRs and PHRs (Electronic and Personal Health Records), biosurviellance and bioterrorism, consumer and personal health, clinical decision support and evidence-based practice, individualized/personalized healthcare from pre-birth to death, coordination of care across the continuum, future policy research and personalized medicine (genomics). With the broad impact of policy changes being implemented between now and 2015 or later through Health and Human Services (HHS) there is almost no aspect of healthcare that are not relevant to the activities of this Expert Panel on Informatics and Technology. This expert panel is and has provided leadership and been responsive to changing healthcare needs, health policy and has been available for national and local service to assure the voice of nursing is well represented, informed and influential.