Nursing Meets Technology: National Informatics Association Conference to Present Latest Innovations

American Nursing Informatics Association 2015 Annual Conference
April 23-25, 2015 • Loews Philadelphia Hotel • Philadelphia, PA

Pitman, NJ — Nurses and other health care professionals seeking the latest advances in information technology will convene for the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) 2015 Annual Conference, April 23-25, 2015, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

Rapid-fire changes in health care technology have made nursing informatics one of the hottest nursing specialties today, so education is key for these professionals who work in a wide variety of settings and blend nursing practice and technology.

The conference features the top experts in the field who will teach sessions designed for nursing informatics researchers, clinicians, educators, and administrators. Attendees will earn up to 18.25 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours, and CPHIMS/CAHIMS continuing education (CE) hours will also be available.

Along with the educational facets of the conference, nurses will visit with industry representatives in an interactive exhibit hall and network with their colleagues during special events.

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

Five pre-conference workshops will be offered on Thursday, April 23. Topics include project management for clinicians, patient safety measures, population health data analysis, genomics, and evidence-based order sets.

The main conference begins on Friday, April 24, with the opening ceremony and Keynote Address by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA(Econ.), MHSA, health economist, strategist and forecaster. Sarasohn-Kahn's presentation is entitled "Do-It-Yourself Health – How Consumers Are Engaging with Health IT."

Concurrent sessions will run Friday and Saturday, April 24-25. Topics include:

  • Nursing Informatics Community: Nurses Role Modeling the Use of Electronic Personal Health Records
  • Strategies for a Successful Telemedicine Program
  • The Role of Metadata in Process Improvement
  • Communication and Collaboration in a 21st Century Emergency Department
  • Patient-Generated Health Data: Are Nurses Ready for the Data Tsunami?
  • Informatics: Beyond the EHR

Additional Highlights

On Saturday, Michelle R. Troseth, DPNAP, MSN, RN, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, will present the General Keynote Address on achieving work/life balance in her session "Declaring Your Future: Leading the Way Without Sacrificing Life."

The conference ends later that day with the Closing General Session to be presented by John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH, who will explore the role of informatics in better patient health and the health of communities. His session is entitled "Informatics' Transformational Role in Building a Culture of Health."

Throughout the conference, attendees will view poster presentations and then vote for their favorite. The prize for the winner, who will be announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday, will be one complimentary registration to the 2016 ANIA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, April 21-23.

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 29, 2014