Expert Panel on Informatics and Technology
The Expert Panel on Informatics and Technology gathers health policy data and information advises and represents the Academy 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
Ellen N. Harper, DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing
Susan McBride, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN
Professor and Program Director, Informatics Graduate Program
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Board Liaison: Kenneth R. White, PhD, AGACNP-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Previous Chairs: Gail M. Keenan (2017-2018), Jane Englebright (2016-2017), Michelle Troseth (2015-2016), Thomas Clancy (2014-2015), Gail Latimer (2012), Bonnie Wesorick (2011), Diane S. Pravikoff (2005), Kathleen Malloch (2005), Ida Androwich (2002), Virginia Saba (2002)
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The mission of this panel is to be on the cutting edge of informatics and technology in order to influence national priorities such as ‘meaningful use’ in the context of health care reform. The investment of ARRA funds in informatics and technology has increased the impact and involvement of the informatics expert panel members in national leadership, policy, practice, education and research agendas. Members of this panel sit at key policy tables at the national level and have been nominated to represent the Academy in both legislative and regulatory arenas. The panel also enhances the use and advances the mission of other expert panels where increasingly informatics and technology are relevant. 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 educates 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.
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