ANIA’s Expert Interviews Grows!

We now have seven interviews on the COVID-19 situation with nursing informatics leaders from across the country. Henry Ford Health System, Epic, Cerner, Texas Tech & UMC, Inova, join the interviews from Vanderbilt and UCSF. The interviews have been viewed over a 1000+ times already. At least two more will be available next week so please subscribe to the ANIA YouTube Channel to get notified of new interviews.

CMS COVID-19 Partner Toolkit

Thanks to Kelly Aldrich DNP, MS, RN-BC, Informatics Nurse Specialist, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Center for Medical Interoperability for this resource!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit | CMS The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS has developed this toolkit to help you stay informed on CMS and HHS materials available on the COVID-19. Please share these materials, bookmark the page, and check back often for the most up-to … www.cms.gov

Reminder: Webinar April 14: NI in Times of COVID 19: Achievements, Challenges, and New Ideas

Nursing Informatics in Times of COVID 19: Achievements, Challenges, and New Ideas

April 14, 202012:00PM- 1:00PM,EDT

In collaboration with AMIA’s Nursing Informatics Working Group and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the AMIA COVID-19 Webinar Series continues with a presentation highlighting the contributions of nursing informatics.

Register here:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/14806429665645325

Presenters: Max Topaz, PhD, RN, MA; Gregory Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN; Susan Hull, MSN, RN-BC, FAMIA; Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN; Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS; Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FAAN; Michael Wang, RN, MBA

TJC’s FAQ Documents

Thanks to Dr. Patty Sengstack at Vanderbilt for sharing links to to two new FAQs that have been posted on Joint Commission’s website.  The first one addresses, “Documentation Challenges when Providing Care while Operating under an Emergency Operations Plan.”  The second FAQ addresses the “Use of ASCs as Alternative Care Sites for Hospitals.” They are really “Frequently Asked Questions” but they share documentation expectations during the pandemic.

Two New Interviews: UCSF & Cerner

It has been my pleasure to interview nursing informatics leaders this week to help share their learnings and experiences around the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been so informative to hear the creative solutions are being implemented in the field! Please check out the videos at ANIA’s YouTube channel or you can download the podcasts. More interviews coming this week and next! Cheryl

April 14 AMIA Webinar: Nursing Informatics in Times of COVID 19: Achievements, Challenges, and New Ideas


April 14 at 12PM Eastern – In collaboration with AMIA’s Nursing Informatics Working Group and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the AMIA COVID-19 Webinar Series continues with a presentation highlighting the contributions of nursing informatics.

The lack of a national or global unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic presents health care professionals with the greatest challenge of their careers. As informaticians create systematic responses to a host of issues – eg, creating terminologies, tracking and predicting outbreaks, ensuring practitioners’ personal safety, establishing telemedicine systems, and using AI to develop new diagnostics and treatments – it is critical to exchange information in real time to determine best practices in uncharted territory. During this webinar, nurse informaticians share information about how they are “building the airplane while flying” and using nursing informatics to respond to this global crisis. The live webinar is being planned as a certified continuing nursing education activity.

Register at: register.gotowebinar.com/register/14806429665645325

Thanks to Judy Murphy for submitting this item.

Evidence-based interventions recommended by the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the Covid-19 pandemic

Evidence-based interventions recommended by the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the Covid-19 pandemic. https://sites.google.com/view/omahasystemguidelines/covid-19-response?authuser=0

This international effort has been developed by stakeholders from 8 countries and 26 states, and represents 70 interventions for 15 roles across the care continuum. To participate, contact Karen Monsen at the University of MInnesota Center for Nursing Informatics, mons0122@umn.edu

On-line COVID19 Courses for Nurses

Here are online training resources, listed in no particular order, to help prepare nurses to provide appropriate care for COVID-19 patients – including those being cross-trained into new specialties such as critical care, as well as how to protect yourself as a frontline clinician. https://nurse.org/articles/online-nurse-training-courses-covid-19-coronavirus/