2016 Call for Volunteers

ANIA strives meet the ever-changing needs of its membership through the work of committees and task forces. The American Nursing Informatics Association relies on its members to provide volunteer leadership and support for its programs. By volunteering, you help shape the future of our organization and serve your profession.

Make the most out of your membership and volunteer today.

Why participate? The results of your participation are tangible and will not only help shape the future of Nursing informatics, but will provide you with great personal and professional rewards that will directly benefit your institution and stimulate your career. Your involvement will make a difference.

What do you get in return? The opportunity to:

  • Share your expertise and leverage the expertise of others
  • Connect with like-minded professionals
  • Expand your thinking and discover new ideas
  • Enhance your leadership capabilities
  • Help shape the future direction of ANIA programs and initiatives

What is expected of you as a volunteer?

  • Commit to participate actively in scheduled meetings
  • Notify the group when you are unable to participate in scheduled meetings and conference calls
  • Act as an ambassador for ANIA in the workplace

How do I participate? If you are interested in becoming more involved with the American Nursing Informatics Association, please complete the online Volunteer Application.

Applications must be returned by July 30, 2016, unless you are volunteering for the Advocacy & Coalitions Committee, return by June 22, 2016.

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Advocacy & Coalitions Committee

On April 27, 2016 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule implementing provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA changes the way eligible clinicians are reimbursed with a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which is part of a broader push by CMS towards value and quality. The proposed rule streamlines multiple quality reporting programs and significantly changes the Meaningful Use (MU) program for eligible clinicians, and will ultimately determine the future of the MU program. A significant component of the proposed rule will impact the ongoing value realization of EHRs as part of Medicare reimbursement. For more information, listen to an informative CMS webinar. Registration is free.

Policy is an important component of ANIAs strategic plan, and therefore in response to this proposed rule, we are forming a MACRA response team to review the proposed rule and provide comments representative of ANIA. Our voice, as nursing informaticists, is essential in providing feedback to CMS to this proposed rule. We will focus on MIPS and the new advancing care information performance category (formerly known as MU), as well as the proposed quality measurements. As part of this policy focus, we will also initiate an ANIA policy committee for ongoing policy efforts.

Help advance the advocacy goals of ANIA through participation in collaborative advocacy initiatives and by advising the Board of Directors on pending international, national, state, and local issues and advocacy opportunities of interest to the ANIA members. The committee works closely with the Management team to determine ANIA's position on important informatics issues and to facilitate ANIA's involvement in government meetings and hearings; and ensures ANIA has a "quick voice" to give immediate responses and comments on issues related to the informatics.

Participation requirements:

  • Telephone conference calls throughout the year
  • Review proposed legislation and advocacy materials
  • Assist with the development of white papers, policy briefs, and the ANIA advocacy agenda

Education Committee

Work with the director of education and the ANIA board to review areas of current interest and need for ANIA members, then identify and develop plans for meeting identified educational needs, both for practicing members and student members. Educational deliverables may include webinar topics and presenters, educational materials and resources for members, mentoring/practicum facilitation, and additional educational resources as identified by the committee.

Participation Requirements:

  • Regularly scheduled telephone conference calls
  • Participation in completion of assigned work
  • Review of proposed educational materials
  • Liaison with graduate and post-graduate nursing informatics programs

Marketing Committee

Work with ANIA board to strategize and make suggestions regarding learning opportunities to promote the mission, strategic plan, and growth of ANIA. The Committee assists in promoting the organization to meet the needs of members and to expand opportunities for membership growth. Projects include development of promotional tools and membership survey.

Participation requirements:

  • Telephone conference calls throughout the year
  • Participate on developing, reviewing and promoting membership survey results

Committee on Evidence for Practice

Promote dissemination of healthcare Informatics knowledge through analysis of existing research and encouraging researchers to publish and present their work in ANIA-supported publications and conferences. Projects include identifying and sharing best practices for informatics practice and stimulating and promoting high-quality research that supports ANIA's mission and core beliefs. This is done through recommendations to the board, providing assistance on grant applications, and assisting the conference program-planning subcommittee in identifying high-quality research presentations, etc.

Participation requirements:

  • Telephone conference calls throughout the year
  • Recruit high-quality manuscripts and encourage colleagues to submit to articles for JIN
  • Recruit high-quality researchers to submit conference abstracts
  • Assist with the development of a research agenda that aligns with ANIA's mission

Social Media Committee

Facilitate and coordinate discussion using social media, conference calls, online forums, and other communication formats. Enhance ANIAs presence and engage membership on social media such as Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook. Ensure consistent messaging across all media sites, working with the board to develop and implement key messages.

Participation Requirements:

  • Creative writing skills
  • Monthly Online conference calls
  • Responsibility to Post to assigned social media
  • Assist in developing and implementing Social Media Campaigns to promote ANIA and keep members informed

Web Committee

Facilitate and coordinate discussion using social media, conference calls, online forums, and other communication formats. Develop a calendar of ongoing events such as book talks, journal clubs, or discussions of hot topics, emerging research or best practices.

The activities of Web Committee will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develop a plan to review and maintain website.
  • Develop a priority plan of desired design and functionality enhancements.
  • Coordinate with ANIA Board and other committees in posting relevant information.
  • Review and analyze website statistics.
  • Identify strategic initiatives for website.
  • Special projects as identified by the ANIA Board.