HiNZ 2015: Nursing, but not as you know it

Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) will live-stream the keynote speakers at its upcoming conference in Christchurch in addition to the sold-out National Nursing Informatics Conference being held the day prior.

Titled 'Nursing but not as you know it', the nursing informatics conference will this year feature presentations from three experts with hands-on experience in developing or implementing IT systems for the nursing workforce.

Sheree East, director of nursing at Nurse Maude in Christchurch, will discuss nursing documentation in an EHR. Ms East, who recently completed her master's thesis on the Omaha system in New Zealand community nurse settings, has been involved in the development of HealthOne – formerly known as Canterbury's electronic shared care record view (eSCRV) – the Nurse Maude clinical information system and a project looking at the use of telehealth in community care.

Andrea McLeod, chief operating officer for Plunket, will discuss the development and implementation of the new electronic Plunket Health Record (ePHR), a cloud-based system designed to replace paper forms used by Plunket nurses when visiting mothers and babies at home.

Jane Brosnahan, director of nursing at South Canterbury DHB, will discuss the implementation of the national maternity information system, first trialled in Palmerston North and now live in five DHBs.

HiNZ will live-stream the plenary presentations at the full HiNZ conference, including a presentation by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, who will discuss the national health strategy, and National Health IT Board director Graeme Osborne, who will provide an update on national health IT programs.

HiNZ will also record the other sessions, which will be viewable on demand within 24 hours. The webcasts will present both the speaker and their slides and features a search function using keywords that will allow users to be taken directly to the point in the presentation where the keyword was mentioned.

HiNZ is offering the virtual registration capability for $NZ149, which includes a one-year membership of the organisation and access to 10 years of its archives.

Virtual registrations will also provide full access to the one-day National Nursing Informatics Conference, which is being held on Monday, October 19 at the Wigram Air Force Museum in Christchurch. The event is sold out.

A full-day FHIR workshop will also be held on Monday, October 19, followed by HiNZ proper on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21. Further workshops and a site visit to the Canterbury DHB Design Lab will take place on Thursday, October 22.

See the HiNZ website for more information.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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