CONTACT: DEREK MAURER
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8964; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: June 6, 2000
UI College of Nursing hosts nursing informatics institute
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Current developments and future directions in computerized
patient records will highlight a three-day Institute on Nursing Informatics
and Classification June 11-14 on the University of Iowa campus. The institute
is hosted by the UI College of Nursing.
The institute is designed for individuals interested in designing, implementing
and evaluating nursing information systems and will help participants understand
nursing informatics within the larger context of national and international
health information development. More than 40 health professionals from all
around the country as well as Canada are expected to participate.
Institute faculty include both academics and scientists working to design
and test nursing information systems, and practitioners and nursing administrators
who are using such systems to improve patient care and reduce health care
costs. Charles N. Mead, chief scientist at Simione Central Holdings of Atlanta,
will deliver the keynote address on trends in the computerization of patient
records. The institute will also include site visits to the UI Hospitals and
Clinics and Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, as well as social outings.
The term "nursing informatics" refers in part to computerized
information systems used to create and manage records for individual patients.
Nursing classifications are standardized terms that describe nursing diagnoses,
treatments and outcomes in these computerized systems. The UI College of Nursing
is recognized internationally for its leadership in developing informatics
and classification systems.
The College's Organizations, Systems and Community Health area of study
and the Center for Nursing Classification are co-sponsors of the institute.
For additional information, contact the Organizations, Systems and Community
Health area of study at (319) 335-7082.