Mark Your Calendars: Important Meetings and Due Dates in December related to Nursing Taxonomies

Three important events are happening this month related to the CCC System.  If you are aware of an upcoming event that we should be sharing, please send us a note via our contact form.

Qualified Health Information Networks Live-stream Dec 12th

Mark your calendars. On Tuesday, December 12th, HHS will award ‘Qualified Health Information Network (TM)’ status to designated vendors.  This will be live streamed on December 12th at 9:00 a.m. ET. 

From the press release:: On Tuesday, December 12, HHS will recognize the first organizations to become designated Qualified Health Information NetworksTM (QHINsTM) under TEFCASM. Following the signing ceremony, the organizations will officially be able to begin TEFCA exchange.  

 At this event, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, Deputy HHS Secretary Andrea Palm, National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi, and other federal leaders will recognize these organizations for their willingness to voluntarily step up and meet the demanding eligibility requirements, terms, and conditions of TEFCA participation.

Due Date (Dec 15th) for NI 2024 Submissions Approaching

NI 2024 will be held in Manchester, UK from 28-31 July 2024.  The theme is Innovations in Applied Nursing Informatics. The CCC Scientific Advisory Board is meeting at NI2024 and looks forward to the International NI Congress in Manchester, UK.   The event website is: https://ni2024.org/

Here is a welcome message from Dr. Ann Kristin Rotegård, RN, PhD, Chair of IMIA NI 2021-2024:

Dear colleagues and friends of nursing informatics!

IMIA NI, International Medical Informatics Association, Nursing Informatics is the world body for nursing and health informatics. Our mission is to support and drive up-front research and development of nursing informatics / e-health worldwide!

With our Congresses we aim to share knowledge, experience, and ideas with and amongst nurses and healthcare providers worldwide about the development Nursing Informatics. We want to spread the knowledge about novelties to strengthen practice, management, research and education.

IMIA NI are pioneers in the field and we are celebrating our 40 years’ anniversary at this congress.

If you are a researcher, a manager, a nurse in clinical practice, a student, or teacher – or if you are just interested in nursing and informatics; this is the conference you should attend! 

Office for National Coordinator Meeting Dec 14-15

Thanks to leaders in nursing informatics for helping communicate the importance of the CCC System at the upcoming meeting on interoperability standards held by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).  Nurse leaders will be attending this meeting held on December 14th and 15th and making their voices heard at this in-person meeting. For more information, see:  https://www.healthit.gov/news/events/2023-onc-annual-meeting

 Health Information Systems tend to capture nursing data for ‘tasks’ without a foundation in basic nursing knowledge. Interoperable nursing data is an opportunity to exchange patient information from nurses to nurses and other health professionals caring for patients in a value-based health care system. The complexity of nursing’s knowledge is poorly articulated and inadequately represented in contemporary information systems (Goodwin, VanDyne, Lin, & Talbert, 2003). There is opportunity to discover linkages between clinical data, nursing interventions, and patient outcomes. Building knowledge in nursing for patient outcomes, leveraging nursing data interoperability through the ONC Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs) will make progress only if nurse contributions are available in health information system configurations.

Reference: Goodwin, L., VanDyne, M., Lin, S., & Talbert, S. (2003). Data mining issues and opportunities for building nursing knowledge, J Biomed Inform, Aug-Oct;36(4-5):379-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2003.09.020.