Annual Conference Poster Presentations

The following posters were accepted for presentation at the 2018 ANIA Annual Conference, which was held May 10-12, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Click on the title of the poster you wish to view.

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Poster #1: A Proposed Pro Re Nata Psychotropic Medication Workflow in the Electronic Medication Administration Record
Linden Wu, BSN, RN, Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Poster #2: Strategies for Improving the Documentation of Medication Overrides
Modupeola Adebayo, DNP, RN, Clinical Instructor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Poster #3: Implementing Specimen Collection Technology in the Emergency, Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, and Maternal Child Health Departments
Barbara Bennett, BSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Nikki McCarthy, MSN, RN, Informatics Nurse Specialist, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
April Saathoff, DNP, RN, CPHIMS, Nursing Informatics Director, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Poster #4: Optimization of Existing Clinical Decision Support Tools for the Care of Older Adults with DM II
Dorothy Alford, DNP, RN-BC, CEN, HCI, St. Joseph Medical Center, Webster, TX

Poster #5: Ring around the Workaround – A Collaborative Approach to Closing the Loop on IV Charge Capture
Penny Quinn, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Clinical Informatics, BSWH, Dallas, TX

Poster #6: Electronic Records in Care Coordination: Connecting School Nurses to EHRs
Christina Baker, MS, BSN, NCSN, RN-BC, School Health Consultant, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Poster #7: Clinical Decision Support – Importance of Nursing Informatics Involvement
Barb Bungard, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, Manager of Epic Applications, Akron Childern's Hospital, Akron, OH

Poster #8: Nursing Informatics: Reducing Sepsis Deaths through an Integrated Interdisciplinary Approach to Care
Deborah Chasco, DNP, CCRN, CNS, Director Nursing Informatics, University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso, TX

Poster #9: Roadmap to Improve Sepsis Outcomes by Utilizing a Best Practice Alert
Gala Vela, MS, BSN, RN, Nursing Program Director, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, Houston, TX

Poster #10: Exploring Leadership Strategies Employed by a Newly Hired Informaticist to Drive Change in an Organization
Diedre Mackey, MSN, RN, Program Director, Clinical Informatics, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, Nassau Bay, TX

Poster #11: Sepsis – Using Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes
Alice Vrsan, MSN, RN-BC, Director Clinical Informatics, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Poster #12: Sustaining Your Super-User Program
Kathleen Ulanday, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Information Analyst, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, TX
Lauren Webb, BSN, RN, Clinical Information Analyst, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, TX

Poster #13: Geriatric Trauma Protocol
Renee Cortez, DNP, ARNP,ACNP-BC, MSN, BSN, CCRN, RN, Orlando VA Medical Center, Orlando, FL

Poster #14: The Architect of a Successful Implementation: Nursing Informatics' Vital Role
Christine Parsons, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Nurse, Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE
Lindsey Klemash, BSN, RN, Clinical Informaticist, Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE

Poster #15: Executing CORE Strategies to Decrease Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
Jennifer Holzer, DNPc, MSN, RN, Visiting Professor, Chamberlain University Online, Chicago, IL

Poster #16: Spotlight on Academic/Clinical Partnerships as an Innovative Strategy for Development of Nursing Informatics Competencies
Roberta Christopher, EdD, MSN, ARNP, NE-BC, CHTS-CP, Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University, Keigwin School of Nursing, Jacksonville, FL

Poster #17: Informatics Innovation in Interprofessional Collaboration
Margaret Gray, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Poster #18: An mHealth Application for Individuals with Heart Failure: Theory and Evidence-Based Design and Testing
Marva Foster, PhD, RN, CHSE, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Poster #19: Leveraging Bar Code Medication Administration System-Clinic Orders to Increase Nurses' Satisfaction at a VA Hospital Urgent Care Clinic: A Quality Improvement Project
Maria Valdez, DNP, MSN, RN, CRRN, Clinical Applications Coordinator, Veterans Administration, Coatesville, PA

Poster #20: Mastering the Content: A Systematic Evidence-Based Approach to Nursing Program Success through Meta-data Analysis
Sandra Allen, DNP, MSN, MA, RN-BC, Undergraduate Chair and Assistant Professor, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
Laura J. Wallace, PhD, CNM, Associate Professor, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

Poster #21: Nurse Leader Self-Efficacy and the Use of Organizational Resources
Meka Douthit El, DNPs, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of 4 East Cardiovascular Surgical Progressive Care, Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

Poster #22: Revising Patient Discharge Process to Reduce Readmission Rates and Focus on Patient Engagement
Barbara Grande, MSN, BS, RN-BC, Director Nursing Informatics, Capital Health System, Trenton, NJ
Betsy Kingston, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Application System Analyst, Capital Health System, Trenton, NJ

Poster #23: Implementation of the Epic Rover App® to Improve Barcode-Assisted Medication Administration Compliance among Nurses in the Adult Emergency Department
Mathew Waweru, BSN, RN, Nurse Clinician, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Poster #24: Is Technological Competency Considered Caring?
Michelle Dykes, EdD, RN, CNL, Associate Professor, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA

Poster #25: Use of an Electronic Scoring Tool to Guide Patient Assignments
Donna Beitler, MS, RN-BC, Coordinator of Informatics and Education, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Poster #26: Telemedicine Leverages Expert Nursing & Technology: Delivering Standard of Care Closer to Home
Luisa Taylor, MPH, BSN, RN, Telemedicine Training Coordinator, Children's Mercy, Wichita, KS

Poster #27: Nursing Autonomy: Avoiding Surgical Delays
Brenda Howard, BSN, RN-BC, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Poster #28: Have You Boarded the Quality Matters Train to Improve Quality in Online Course Design?
Teresa Gaston, DNP, MSN, RN, BC-NI, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor, Charlotte, NC

Poster #29: A Partnership Between ANIA San Diego Regional Chapter and CSUSM to Develop a San Diego Nursing Informatics Conference
Matthew Binder, BSN, RN, CCRN, CHTS-CP, Epic Credentialed Trainer (IP ClinDoc), Scripps Health, San Diego, CA
Stephanie Dremel, MSN, RN, Associate Nursing Director, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, CA
Pamela Kohlbry, PhD, RN, CNL, Associate Faculty, California State University, San Marcos, CA
Kyle Strehlow, CSUSM, SN, Student Nurse, California State University, San Marcos, CA
Kathy Topp, MSM, BSN, RN-BC, Director, Education, Clinical Informatics and Staffing, Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA
Ailaar Yaseyyedi, CSUSM, SN, Student Nurse, California State University, San Marcos, CA

Poster #30: Utilization of Informatics Data to Improve Blood Administration Compliance
Angela Nachman, MSN, RN, CCRN, Staff Development Education Critical Care, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, TX

Poster #31: Transgender Workflows: Conquering Cultural Bias
Amanda Rust, RN, Senior Ambulatory Application Coordinator, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY

Poster #32: Provider Onboarding: Riding the Wave to Success
Jane Morris, MSN, RN-BC, Senior Clinical Analyst, Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany, GA

Poster #33: Keeping in Rhythm: Standardization of Nursing Telemetry Documentation in the EMR
Gladys Kuria, MSN, RN, Clinical Informatics Support, Barnabas Health Services Corporation, New Brunswick, NJ

Poster #34: Every Click Counts: Optimizing Electronic Health Record Documentation to Impove Nurse Satisfaction and Increase Nurse-Patient Interaction
Shanna Choate, BSN, RN, Nursing Procedure Specialist, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX
Katherine Mapula, MSN, RN, CCRN, Nursing Operations Specalist Surgical Services, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX

Poster #35: Older Adults’ Experience Using Patient Portals in Communities: Challenges and Opportunities
HyoJin Son, MSN, RN, University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore, MD

Poster #36: Medical Records Chart Audits: Effectiveness of Peer Medical Record Audit to Improve Accurate Documentation and Provide Educational Experience to Staff Nurses
Modesto Herrera, MSN, RN, CPAN, Clinical Charge Nurse, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Poster #37: Tackling the Opioid Crisis through a Rule-Based Clinical Decision Support
Junn Bautista, BSN, RN, Clinical Analyst, RWJBarnabas Health, West Orange, NJ
Jaymee Brual, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Systems Analyst, RWJBarnabas Health, West Orange, NJ
Kimberly McCann, BSN, RN, Informatics Manager, RWJ Barnabas Health, West Orange, NJ

Poster #38: Optimizing Health Care through Telemedicine
Melena Roberson, BSN, RN, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA

Poster #39: Nursing Informaticists – Bridging the Gap Between Clinicians and Data Insights
Melanie Girondo, MSN, RN, Analytics Integration Architect, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA
Cara Martino, MSN, RN, Lead Clinical Informatics Specialist, Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA

Poster #40: Nurse Satisfaction and Experience Using a 30-Day Readmission Predictive Analytics Tool in a Military Treatment Facility Patient-Centered Medical Home
Whende Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, Director of Nursing Informatics, KenSci, Inc., Seattle, WA

Poster #41: Paper to Electronic Documentation of Specialty Events
Megan Bloom, MSN, CRNP, Nurse Informatician, Geisinger Health, Danville, PA
Lisa Fathel, BSN, RN, Nurse Informatician, Geisinger Health, Danville, PA

Poster #42: Psychometric Evaluation of a Nurse Alert Perception Survey
Shirley Appleton, MS, RN, CNOR, Clinical Informaticist, Stormont Vail Health, Topeka, KS

Poster #43: Improving Change Management and System Optimization at a Small Community Hospital
Kataynne Zink, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Nurse, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH

Poster #44: Using Different Types of Media Tools to Communicate with Nurses
Jason Lee, BSN, RN, Staff Development Educator, New Nurse Orientation Facilitator/Marketing and Communications, and DAISY Program Coordinator/Nursing News Editor-in-Chief, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, TX

Poster #45: Authentication and Reduction of Verbal Orders in a Community Hospital to Improve Patient Safety
Linda Nikpour, DNP, RN-BC, CAHIMS, Assistant Professor, Madonna University, Livonia, MI

Poster #46: Leveraging EHR Reporting Capabilities to Improve Communication across the Surgical Care Spectrum
Marianne Mancini, BSN, RN, Assistant Clinical Manager, Pre-Admission Testing, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Poster #47: The Honored Nurse Program: Leveraging Information to Reward and Recognize Excellence
Nancy Piper, BS, RN-BC, Nursing Informatics Liaison, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Poster #48: Implementing Point of Care Scanning
Sheryl Repischak, MS, RN, Clinical Informaticist, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Poster #49: Leveraging the EHR to Provide SAFE Care to Frail Elders
Meg Furukawa, MN, RN-BC, Nursing Informaticist, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

Poster #50: Using Technology to Enhance Patient Safety
Kathleen Kingma, BSN, BC, Clinical Informaticist, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Jenefar Slusher, MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Informaticist, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL

Poster #51: Nurses as Scrum Master: Development of a Serious Game on Patient Safety for Nurses as a Case Study
Luciana Goncalves, Professor, UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Poster #52: Using an Interactive Informatics Skills Fair to Validate RN Informatics Competency
Dana Byrd, BSN, RN, CCRN, Staff Nurse, ICU, Jefferson Health, Turnersville, NJ
Gwendolyn Heaney-Cutts, MNS, RN, Corporate Director Clinical Education & Professional Development, Jefferson Health NJ, Stratford, NJ
Eleanor Lazar, BSN, RN, PCCN, CMSRN, Staff Nurse, TELE, Intermedicate ICU, Jefferson Health, Turnersville, NJ

Poster #53: Optimizing the EHR to Implement Evidence-Based Practice for Early Identification and Targeted Discharge Planning
Irene Lewis, BSN, RN-BC, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Mayo Clinic Hospital - Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Poster #54: Implementing a Predictive Analytics Tool in an Acute Care Hospital
Andrea Earl, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Quality and Patient Safety Coordinator, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Christine Sullivan, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Poster #55: Grass Roots Methods for Increasing PACU EHR Discharge Efficiency by Using Turf Software: A Pilot Project
David DeAbreau, MSN, RN, CCRN, Registered Nurse III, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Poster #56: The Role of Nurses in mHealth Care: A Systematic Literature Review
Tamu Abreu, PhDc, RN-BC, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Sheranda Fesler, PhDc, MS, BSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC, CPHQ, CPPS, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
Mikyoung Lee, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, Denton, TX
Catherine Mbango, MBA, MSN, RN, Patient Care Nurse Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Poster #57: Lumos! Bringing Light to Informatics Failures and Their Innovative Solutions
Amy Kalea Kuwata, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, Clinical Nurse Informaticist, UCSF Health, San Francisco, CA
Rhiannon Croci, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Specialist IV, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Craig Johnson, MSN, FNP, RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Specialist, UCSF Health, San Francisco, CA

Poster #58: Bundled Payment Requires a Bundled Improvement Approach
Jessie Chen, MSN, RN, FNP, Registered Nurse, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, San Francisco, CA
Shannon Huth, MSN, RN, CNL, CCDS, Clinical Documentation Specialist, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA
Pansy Zhang, MPH, Healthcare Analyst, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, San Francisco, CA

Poster #59: Perioperative Parallel Processing Metrics and Efficiency Improvement
Felicia Parkman, BSN, RN, Surgical Services Registered Nurse Manager, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Bellaire, TX

Poster #60: Development of a Mobile Stroke Unit
Yvonne Mugford, MSN, RN, Nurse Informaticist, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA

Poster #61: Nursing Informatics Competencies 2030: Are We There Yet?
Kathleen Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN, Professor, MSN Program, Chamberlain University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downer's Grove, IL

Poster #62: Impact of a Regional Primary Care Call Center on Patient Engagement within the Veterans Health Administration
Katherine Taylor-Pearson, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, CPHIMS, Nursing Director, Frank Tejeda Outpatient Clinic, Veterans Health Administration, San Antonio, TX

Poster #63: Leveraging Technology to Implement and Monitor Blood Product Administration Documentation
Ann Marie Forbes, MSN, RN-BC, Assistant Director of Nursing Informatics, University Hospital, Newark, NJ

Poster #64: Improving Patient Flow and Provider Efficiency after Implementation of an Electronic Health Record and a New Workflow Process: A Program Evaluation
Lesley Pyron, DNPc, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ

Poster #65: Considerations when Selecting IT Self-Service Tools for Small Setting Healthcare Use
Jill Super, MSN, RN, Clinical Analyst, Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA

Poster #66: Evaluation of Nursing Students' Knowledge of EHR Features Related to Test Results Reporting
Karen Whitt, PhD, AGN-BC, FNP-C, Associate Professor, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Poster #67: Super-Sensational Summary Pages – Telling the Patient Story
Judith Snable, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Informaticist, Atlanticare, Egg Harbor Township, NJ