Welcome to the Resources section of the HISI-NM website. Here you will find a regularly-updated range of documents and links of interest and benefit to informatics professionals.
The Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Agenda in Ireland - A conceptual paper by Dr Pamela Hussey on behalf of HISINM (Health Informatics Society of Ireland, Nursing and Midwifery)
The Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO) is a membership organisation established in 1995 to promote the development of nursing's professional language and provide a network across Europe for nurses interested in the development of a common language to describe the practice of nursing.
An Bord Altranais is the regulatory body for the nursing profession.
The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) exists to help nurses across Canada to learn, share, research, and create informatics-related projects and experiences that can help to boost the competencies, theory, and practice of informatics on a national level.
The Irish Computer Society is a broad based organisation which advances, promotes and represents the interests of ICT professionals in Ireland.
The Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) incorporates the Healthcare Informatics section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. It builds bridges between computer professionals interested in health care, and health care professionals interested in computing, while supporting and embracing the new professionals of healthcare informatics.
The Nursing Information Research Exchange website has been developed to provide more widely accessible information and educational resources for nurses working in Ireland. This is in order to support their clinical practice and promote their professional development.
The Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative aims to enable practicing nurses and nursing students to fully engage in the unfolding digital electronic era in healthcare. The purpose of the initiative is to identify information/knowledge management best practices and effective technology capabilities for nurses.
TC251 focusses on the adaptation, profiling and adoption of interoperability standards in the domain of health informatics. TC251 is committed to delivering consensus-based output that provides the opportunity for all member states to engage throughout the standardisation life-cycle, knowing that this will provide quality end-products with a wider market.
CEN/TC 251 engages with most if not all of the Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) in our field. It was a founding member of the Joint Initiative Council (JIC) alongside HL7 and ISO. This important Council has now expanded to include IHTSDO (terminology), CDISC (Clinical Research) and GS1 (Identification). CEN/TC 251 has successfully worked with the European (EMA) and International regulators (ICH) for medicinal products. It is currently working with IHE in project work and with new consortia such as the clinical information modelling initiative (CIMI). The combined efforts of these organisations are expected to deliver the set of standards that are needed for true interoperability of health information systems.
ICNP - http://www.icn.ch/news.htm - Lang, N.M., & Baernholdt, M. (2003). Why an ICNP? Links from quality, information and policy. International Nursing Review, 50(2), 73-78
Snomed - SNOMED Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) is the most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world.
SNOMED CT contributes to the improvement of patient care by underpinning the development of Electronic Health Records that record clinical information in ways that enable meaning-based retrieval. This provides effective access to information required for decision support and consistent reporting and analysis. Patients benefit from the use of SNOMED CT because it improves the recording of EHR information and facilitates better communication, leading to improvements in the quality of care.
Canadian Nursing Association
Official site of Registered Nurses contributing to the health of Canadians and the advancement of nursing.