Expert Panel on 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
Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN
Staff Liaison: Matthew Williams
Previous Chairs: Virginia Saba (2002), Ida Androwich (2002), Kathleen Malloch (2005), Diane S. Pravikoff (2005), Bonnie Wesorick (2011), Gail Latimer (2012), Thomas Clancy (2015)
Frequency of Meetings: Annually in person.
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). 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.