Canadian Nursing Informatics Association


  • 5 May 2021 6:34 PM | Tracie Risling (Administrator)

    Don't miss this conference workshop, Monday May 10 from 11:00AM-12:30PM (Eastern Time)

    Nursing, Artificial Intelligence, Clinical Decision Support: Dr. Richard Booth and Lisa Totton - Lisa will provide an overview of a sample of reports created in Microsoft Power BI for Horizon Health Network, including barriers, lessons learned, and future next steps. Richard will provide insights related to his use of both provincial level healthcare administrative and social media datum to generate practice insights and predictive analyses. After the conclusion of Lisa and Richard’s respective presentations, group discussion related to the use of data in nursing practice will be facilitated.  

  • 4 May 2021 4:52 PM | Tracie Risling (Administrator)

    Pre-Conference Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Nursing Informatics

    Date: Monday, May 10th, 2021 

    Time: 15:00-16:30pm EST 

    Facilitators: Drs. Karen Furlong and Manal Kleib

    This workshop is an introduction to informatics for nurses in all areas of practice, education, administration and research. This workshop will offer participants opportunities to learn directly from two nursing informatics experts. 

    Content will be directed to the informatics novice and include practical illustrations of core informatics concepts and competencies that are essential for all nurses.

    Register for our national conference today: Conference 2021 May 10-14

  • 25 Mar 2021 3:22 PM | Jodi Found (Administrator)

    Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) Views from Across Canada: A Panel Presentation

    **To register please use the "Register" button in the Upcoming Events section above. You must be or become a member to join. 

    CNIA proudly presents a panel presentation with three nurse leaders across the country! The CNIO/CCIOs will share their perspectives through discussion regarding their roles, academic and professional preparation. primary responsibilities, organizational structures, and the biggest challenges they are facing in the world of health informatics. 

    CNIO Panel:

    Helen Edwards RN BA MN, Chief Nursing Information Officer at SickKids Hospital in Toronto

    Alyson Lamb RN MN MHA - Chief Nursing Information Officer at the IWK and Nova Scotia Health

    Lorraine Blackburn RN MSN - Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health

  • 12 Mar 2021 10:11 AM | Jodi Found (Administrator)

    Title: Designing an mHealth Application to Coordinate Nurse-Provided Respite Care Services For Families Coping with Palliative-Stage Cancer: A Doctoral Research Proposal with Amy Castro, Msc(A), RN-this year’s recipient of the CNF’s Dr.Kathryn J. Hannah Nursing Informatics Award

    Respite care is a highly requested service for supporting families coping with chronic and complex conditions. In this webinar, Aimee Castro will present her doctoral research proposal to design a smartphone application to improve the coordination of respite care services by nurses to families coping with palliative-stage cancer. All feedback is welcome!

    Please register through the EVENTS notification. 

  • 8 Jan 2021 8:54 AM | Tracie Risling (Administrator)

    Nursing Informatics: Integrating Care and Connection in a Digital World

    Virtual Conference Event - National Nursing Week - May 10-14, 2021 

    [Concurrent presentations will be on May 12, 2021]

    Themes: Advancing Nursing Education for Practice in a Digital Age; Patient Perspectives on Impacts of Digital Health; Virtual Care; Nursing Informatics Supporting Care Delivery

    Submit your ABSTRACT TODAY 


  • 31 Jan 2020 10:35 AM | Jodi Found (Administrator)

    Please join us for an upcoming webinar, Identifying Nursing Informatics Competencies for Canadian Nursing Leaders with Gillian Strudwick RN, PhD on Mar 19 at 1200 EST. The webinars are for CNIA members. If you are not a member and are interested-please consider becoming a member!

  • 24 Jan 2020 1:21 PM | Tracie Risling (Administrator)

    We are getting excited to welcome delegates of Nightingale 2.00 - Nursing's Digital Future to Saskatoon for the CNIA 2020 national conference. Our preliminary program is posted on our conference tab, check it out and make plans to join us for an exciting event! 

    Prelim Program and other essential info here: Conference 2020

  • 13 Dec 2019 1:50 PM | Jodi Found (Administrator)

    Please join us for an upcoming webinar, Integrating Nursing Sensitive Patient Outcomes into the Acute Care Electronic Health Record with Dorothy Dewar and Marion Dowling on Jan 23 at 1200 EST. The webinars are for CNIA members. If you are not a member and are interested-please consider becoming a member!

  • 2 Dec 2019 10:32 PM | Anonymous

    Are you thinking about submitting an abstract for CNIA 2020, but you are not sure what to expect? Here is an example of a submission from CNIA 2019 that was accepted for an oral presentation. It won't take long to summarize your research, or a project you are working on, or something you think others would be interested to learn about. Submit here:


    Students graduating in the health sciences will be frontline users of electronic health records and their acceptance, attitudes, and proficiency with these systems are key factors in determining their readiness and safety to practice. This presentation will provide an update on work being done in British Columbia, Canada through the collaborative efforts of several post-secondary schools and local Health Authorities. Several post secondary schools in British Columbia are collaborating with one another and their local Health Authorities to develop an open source educational electronic health record platform that is relevant to multiple health care professionals. We are currently in the process of designing and developing an open source student-focused EdEHR that can be customized to accommodate and maximize student learning across the health professions. Moreover, there is a widespread recognition in healthcare education of the need for Interprofessional Education (IPE) to prepare students for Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) in practice. Interprofessional pedagogically sound case studies have been specifically developed by Health Sciences faculty for integration into the EdEHR. These case studies coupled with the EdEHR have the potential to support IPE and improve advanced communication skills across the healthcare professions to improve patient safety and quality of care. This presentation will provide an update on work presented at the CNIA 2018 Conference and will outline the background, work to date and vision of the EdEHR initiative in British Columbia.

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