As part of its leadership role in Canada, the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) is pleased to launch a formal endorsement process. This process is intended to communicate support for specific organizations, processes, or tools which advance Nursing Informatics as a specialty practice of nursing - or the nursing profession more broadly through the application of NI.
CNIA endorsement is the formal expression of support following review by the CNIA Board. The CNIA endorsement shall not convey, either explicitly or implicitly, any form of financial or other in kind support.
The term “Endorsement Candidate” will be used to represent persons, products, programs or initiatives. For the purposes of the CNIA Endorsement policy, the term Endorsement Candidate shall be used to represent any person(s), product(s), program(s), or initiative(s) for which a request for CNIA endorsement has been received in accordance with the submission process set forth below. The subject of such requests will hereafter be referred to as the “Endorsement Candidate”.
The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association is pleased to announce the unanimous Board decision to recommend the inaugural CNIA Endorsement be awarded to the C-HOBIC Project as a model for documenting standardized clinical outcomes reflective of nursing practice in Canada.
CHOBIC has made substantial contributions to Canadian nursing documentation and practice and CNIA recognizes this accomplishment with appreciation and anticipation of future contributions. To find out more about C-HOBIC, please click on the image to the right to visit the C-HOBIC site, linked from the Canadian Nurses Association web site.
That CNIA endorse C-HOBIC as a model for documenting standardized clinical outcomes reflective of nursing practice in Canada
C-HOBIC is a suite of standardized clinical outcomes reflective of nursing practice that can be captured to understand how nursing practice impacts patient outcomes in Canada. Currently in multi-provincial use in Canada, C-HOBIC supports the nursing profession by:
Additionally, the CHOBIC set of data elements is expressed in the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) and is currently being mapped to SNOMED CT. This complies with the CNA preferred systematized terminology for nursing in Canada, and enables the CHOBIC suite to be seamlessly integrated into PCS incorporating the Infoway endorsed SNOMED CT. Additionally, the CHOBIC suite has been developed within Canada by Canadian nurses who are embedded in Canadian health care and nursing practice. With a foundation of research and evidence, CHOBIC demonstrates the synergy between research and practice.
At a Pan-Canadian Nursing Forum Working Group hosted by Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Nurses Association March 22 & 23, 2010, the C-HOBIC clinical terms were endorsed by representatives from across Canada as the standard for clinical nursing data in the EHR.
CNIA has an obligation to provide leadership in Canada with regard to best practices in nursing data management and nursing informatics practice. This submission recommends the CHOBIC project as an exemplar of nursing data management in Canada, worthy of CNIA endorsement, and of progression across Canadian nursing settings.
In accordance with the endorsement process, CNIA members were given 14 days to provide any additional comments before the final endorsement was issued. The comment period was March 3-16, 2011. Final endorsement was unanimously approved at the CNIA Board of Directors meeting on April 18, 2011.
The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association is pleased to announce the unanimous Board decision to recommend the newest CNIA Endorsement be awarded to the National Institute on Nursing Informatics educational initatives in Canada.
The National Institute on Nursing Informatics is being led by Dr. Lynn Nagle, Founding President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and a key Canadian pioneer in Nursing Informatics. To find out more about the Institute, please visit the Institute web site
That CNIA endorse the National Institute on Nursing Informatics as a model for nursing informatics educational initiatives in Canada
The inaugural National Institute on Nursing Informatics will be led by Dr. Lynn Nagle from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and supported by a number of guest faculty from across Canada. This 3 day institute will provide a focused educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about informatics. The program will be of particular interest to nurse educators responsible for the integration of informatics into entry level nursing programs, nursing practice leaders, or nurses currently working in or considering a future career in informatics. Participants will be equipped with sufficient foundational knowledge to be able to effectively participate in informatics related operational and educational discussions and activities in their work settings.
Participants will benefit from the extensive practical, academic, and research knowledge and experience of the faculty who will teach in the institute. The curriculum will cover a broad range of topics with content being covered through a combination of didactic presentations, small and large group discussions, and independent study.
Throughout the 3 day institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact and network with other attendees. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.
In accordance with the endorsement process, CNIA members were given 14 days to provide any additional comments before the final endorsement was issued. The comment period was October 11 to October 25, 2011. The Endorsement received final approval by the Board on Nov. 1, 2011.
If you wish to submit an endorsement proposal, please send your comments using the form below for consideration.