Online Journal for Nursing Informatics

Are you interested in informatics in the nursing context?

A special welcome goes out to fellow health IT practitioners on the Online Journal for Nursing Informatics, a free, international, professional, refereed publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings. The journal, established in 1994 and thus the most well-established of its kind, is published every 4 months (the end of February, June, and October) and is open for your submissions, comments, and suggestions.

HISI NM at the HISI Stakeholders Summit 2013

HISI NM will be leading on one of the streams for the day and will have sessions from the HSE Advocacy Quality & Advocacy Unit and a range of other Health Informatics and Nursing Related topics. 

The HISI Stakeholders Summit 2013, 20th November 2013 at the Irish Computer Society & Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

This will be a one day event featuring Plenary Sessions and Workshops on the outcomes of eHealth Week, latest news on the new Irish eHealth Ecosystems, Horizon 2020 and the role of Industry, Academia, Nursing and Health IT in the new Hospital Group Service Plans:

  • HISINM - the HISI Nursing & Midwifery Group
  • The HISI Academic Network
  • The HISI Industry Suppliers Group

For programme information and how to register please go to or click here.

The Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Agenda in Ireland

A draft conceptual paper has recently been published by Dr Pamela Hussey on behalf of HISINM (Health Informatics Society of Ireland, Nursing and Midwifery).

This short conceptual paper identifies the collective thoughts and vision of the HISINM group on contributing to the implementation of national eHealth models of care in Ireland. It is the intention of HISINM that this paper will seek to establish the context for defining first principles on a national nursing and midwifery informatics strategy. Click here to view the full paper.

New Code Consultation Information from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland has begun its consultation on the Draft Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives. 


Nursing Informatics Now More Recognised Than Ever Before

It will surprise many people, including both healthcare and ICT professionals, to learn that the first professional Informatics Nurse in Ireland was appointed at Dublin's Mater Hospital in 1996. That was Rosaleen Killalea, who then established the Nurses and Midwives group within the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI).

The role is recognised internationally and in Ireland today, the professional formation is a Master's degree in health informatics after a primary degree in clinical nursing. "Some may then go on to a PhD, either in computer science - as I did myself after 20 years in clinical nursing - or in another area of nursing, typically in management or education", said Dr. Pamela Hussey, lecturer in Health Informatics in DCU's School of Nursing and Human Sciences.



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