American Nursing Informatics Association Conference will Include Hot Topics, Industry Experts, Latest Practice Advances

American Nursing Informatics Association 2015 Annual Conference
April 21-23, 2016 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco • San Francisco, CA

Pitman, NJ — The American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) 2016 Annual Conference, is the premier education event for the country's informatics nurses, who will gather on April 21-23, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.

Nursing informatics blends the science of information technology (IT) with nursing practice in a sweeping range of health care settings.

The conference draws educators, administrators, researchers, and many more health care professionals whose careers intersect with IT.

With technology fueling rapid-fire changes in the industry, these nurses and other providers rely on the conference each year to teach them the latest innovations and stay up to date.

Top experts will teach a broad variety of sessions categorized into the following tracks:

  • Implementation and Optimization Strategies
  • Innovation in Practice
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Outcomes
  • Role and Career Development

The conference allows participants to earn up to 18.25 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours. CPHIMS/CAHIMS continuing education (CE) hours will also be available.

Attendees will round out their conference experience during networking events with their colleagues and visits to the Exhibit Hall to discuss the latest innovations, products, and services with industry vendors.

To give registrants as much value for their attendance as possible, ANIA also offers them free access to the ANIA Online Library. The library allows attendees to print handouts and "virtually" attend sessions they may have missed. Those who cannot attend onsite may access the courses in the library for a fee after the event.

A registration brochure (PDF) and complete information about the conference are available on the ANIA Web site,

Program Highlights

For the first time at its annual conference, ANIA is offering the "Nursing Informatics Certification Review Course" as a 2-day preconference workshop on April 20-21. Four additional preconference workshops that focus on telemedicine, publishing, and career planning, will also be offered that second day.

The main conference begins on Friday, April 22, with the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address by Keith Boone, FACMImimi, a self-described ‘Standards Geek" for GE Healthcare. Boone will discuss the importance of standards participation by nurses.

Concurrent sessions will run Friday and Saturday, April 22-23. Topics include:

  • How and Will Cognitive Computing Systems Improve Health Care?
  • Population-Based Care Transitions Decision Support: HIE-Enabled Care Coordination
  • Using Nursing Metrics to Better Understand and Meet the Needs of Patients
  • Impacting Population Health through Innovation
  • Connecting Smart Pumps and Vital Signs with Your EHR

Additional Highlights

On Saturday, Kristi Henderson, DNP, CFNP, CACNP, FAEN, Vice President, Virtual Care and Innovation, Seton Healthcare, will present the General Keynote Address. Dr. Henderson will describe the ways technology is transforming health care in her session, "Telehealth: The Future of Healthcare."

The conference ends later that day with the Closing General Session presented by Hugo Campos, blogger and patient advocate. Campo will explore partnering with patients in his session "From Patient Engagement to Autonomy, Designing My Patient Experience."

Registration Information

For complete conference information, click here or visit ANIA's Web site, and click the "Events" tab. To receive a printed brochure in the mail, contact the ANIA National Office at East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071; phone: 866-552-6404; e-mail:


ANIA is a professional nursing association with over 3,000 members in 50 states and 30 countries. The purpose of ANIA (formerly ANIA-CARING) is to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research, and professional activities.

Contact: Janet D'Alesandro

Release Date: 

Monday, December 21, 2015