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CNIA Website

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our website and your experience when using it. Please visit the CNIA website at www.cnia.ca and take [ … ]

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CNIA Webinar: An Introduction to ICNP®

September 30, 2015 1200-1300 EST ICNP®: An Introduction to the International Classification for Nursing Practice Dr. Margie Kennedy will provide CNIA membership on ICNP®, developed [ … ]

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New Fall Continuing Education Programs from NIHI

ePrivacy Series September 22, 29; October 6, 2015 – ePrivacy Essentials October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2015 – Additional ePrivacy Sessions 12:00 – 1:30 [ … ]

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The Voice for Nursing Informatics in Canada

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 mission of the CNIA is to be the voice for Nursing Informatics in Canada. Recognizing the importance of the work the CNIA is undertaking, the Canadian Nurses Association has granted Associate Group status to the CNIA. The CNIA is also affiliated with COACH and the IMIA-SIGNI.

Dr. Kathryn J Hannah appointed to the Order of Canada

July 28 2015

Dr. Kathryn Hannah, a longtime Canadian Nursing Informatics Association member, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Since becoming a nurse in 1965, Hannah’s career has taken her to clinical practice, academia, work with government, the private sector, and more. Dr. Hannah was recognized for her national and international pioneering work and efforts to promote the use of information technology to enhance health care. Dr. Hannah is the President, HECS Inc.; Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria; Informatics Nursing Advisor, Canadian Nurses Association & Executive Project Lead, C-HOBIC. Dr. Hannah says that this is appointment is “a huge honour. It’s an enormous privilege. It’s overwhelming really”.


Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership

June 22 2015

Call for Abstracts/Papers : Special Focus on Informatics in Nursing

CJNL invites abstract submissions to be considered for full papers focused on issues of informatics in nursing. Abstracts should describe the purpose of the paper (e.g., report of research, literature review, case study, perspective, technology innovation), primary concepts and issues to be addressed, significance and/or implications for nurse leaders. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and include the identification of 3-5 key words (e.g., data standards, systems design, implementation or evaluation, nursing education). Abstracts must be submitted for review no later than September 4, 2015). Submissions will be reviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Lynn Nagle and a panel of guest editors; authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review no later than November 15, 2015.

Please direct all submissions and queries to: Dianne Foster-Kent, Editorial Director, Longwoods Publishing.

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Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award

June 15 2015

Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah wins prestigious Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics award at COACH- Canada's Health Informatics Association and ITAC Health CHIA Gala. Pictured here with presenters, Leon Salvail, President & CEO of Gevity Consulting, and Shelagh Maloney, Vice President, Communications at Canada Health Infoway.
Dr. Hannah is the President, HECS Inc; Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria; Informatics Nursing Advisor, Canadian Nurses Association & Executive Project Lead, C-HOBIC.

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Endorsed Initiatives



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 […]

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Dr Kathryn J Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship

banner1-lrg-rectangleThe Kathryn J Hannah Scholarship was formally announced on June 2nd at the COACH- Canada’s Health Informatics Association and ITAC Health CHIA Gala. The scholarship was launched to support the next generation of nursing informatics leaders. A fund-raising campaign has been launched with the target of $150,000 to generate a self-sustaining scholarship capital fund, to be administered by the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF).  Annual scholarships in the amount of $5000 will support Canadian nurses in post-graduate studies related to the field of Nursing Informatics.  Please consider donating to support future nursing informaticians. Donations can be made via the CNF website at http://cnf-fiic.ca

Please read the attached letter to find out how you can honour Dr. Kathryn Hannah and demonstrate your support for nursing informatics.


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