HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference & Exhibition


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In partnership with the Singapore Nurses Association – Nursing Informatics Chapter, HIMSS Asia Pacific will be delivering a Smart Nursing Competency Program for this first time in Singapore.

Health Information Technology: Where Do Nurses Fit In?

Being in the front line and oftentimes the patient's main caregiver, nurses are responsible for delivering the best care by making use of the right information.

Today, all nurses employ information technologies in their practice to assess, understand and treat their patients - the nursing profession has evolved into an information-based profession that provides quality healthcare and that it is technology that helps bring all information to the point of care.

As users of electronic patient care devices and systems, it is mandatory for nurses at all levels - nurse executives, managers and clinical nurses, to be empowered and equipped with the necessary competencies and skill sets to leverage information technology for safer and more efficient delivery of care.

In this workshop, we will bring together nursing C-suites and managers, nurse educators, clinical nurses and nursing informatics professionals to prepare and equip our nursing workforce with skills to improve nursing workflows, digital fluency and provide care in the best interests of their patients.

Key Focus Areas and Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to healthcare transformation and nursing specialty profession now known as nursing informatics
  • Nursing Informatics' role in IT renovation and influencing transformation in healthcare delivery
  • Collaboration between nursing, other health specialties and IT
  • Implementing EHR using project management strategies
  • Health IT challenges and respective solutions provided by nursing informatics
  • Career progression for nursing informatics professionals

Who Should Attend?

  • Staff/Senior Staff and Chief Nurses
  • Nurse Managers/Clinicians and Educators
  • Nursing Senior Management
  • Nursing Informatics/Nursing Informatics Champions
  • Nursing School Faculties/Students
  • Healthcare IT professionals involved with Nursing Informatics
Workshop Committee

 An Xing HuiChia Soon Noi
Janet Maria Sengalrayan
Ng Gaik Nai
Assistant Nurse Clinician 
(Nursing Informatics), 
National University Hospital, Singapore
Deputy Director,
Nursing Informatics
KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore
Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, 
KK Women's
and Children's Hospital, Singapore
SNA-NI Chapter;
Chief Nurse, 
KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
 Qi Zhe Gang Toh Seow Mei Shiji D/O Kuttan 
Nurse Manager (Informatics)
Institute of Mental Health,Singapore
Senior Nurse Clinician, 
Nursing Administration
(Nursing Informatics), National University Hospital, Singapore
Senior Nurse Educator,
Nursing Training & Development,
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services, Singapore

Monday, 11 September 2017
08:30 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:30Introduction to Nursing Informatics and Status of Nursing Informatics in the Region
09:30 - 10:00Role and Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics [More Info]

  • Principles of NI
  • Outline of skills and knowledge required 
10:00 - 10:45Nursing Informatics and IT in a Hospital Environment [More Info]

  • Identify differences and roles between NI and IT
  • Understand the role of individual team members in an IT team
  • Bridging the gap between NI, other health specialties and IT
10:45 - 11:30Project Management [More Info]

  • Brief outline of project and data management skills for developing and implementing clinical information systems
  • Project management processes
11:30 - 12:15Essential Standards and Terminologies for Nurses
12:15 - 13:15Networking Lunch
13:15 - 14:00Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Making Use of Terminologies, EHRs, CDS for Decision Making
14:00 - 14:45Nursing Health IT User Experience (UX) [More Info]

  • Discuss health IT UX challenges for nurses
  • Best practices for including nursing perspective in health IT design and implementation
  • Define concrete actions nurses can take to improve a nurse's UX
14:45 - 15:15Tea Break
15:15 - 16:00Career Development [More Info]

  • Career progression for NI professionals
  • Clinical nurses interested in NI: How to get started?
  • Korean case study: How NI courses started in Korea
16:00 - 17:00Facilitated Case Study Discussion [More Info]

  • Nursing experience in a greenfield digital hospital
  • Challenges and barriers faced in nursing practice and ways to overcome them