About the International Nursing Informatics Congress
NI 2021 is the official conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) nursing informatics special interest group. In Australia, NI 2021 is presented by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH).
AIDH has a strong and growing nursing informatics membership, represented by the Nursing. Midwifery (N.M) Community of Practice. Nursing. Midwifery’s mission is: “To contribute to improved nursing/midwifery practice by building, connecting, inspiring and informing nursing/midwifery leaders and building digitally competent nursing/midwifery workforces.”
On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to invite you to join your nursing and midwifery colleagues for the 15th international congress in nursing informatics. You will connect with global leaders in nursing informatics, learn about latest developments and trends in digital health and find out what’s happening within nursing workforces in the digital era.
Be engaged as we talk about “Working together” – working with each other, with patients, and with systems and data. Whatever your involvement, as delegate, speaker or event partner, we are greatly looking forward to meeting you at NI 2021.
With warm regards,
Chair NI 2021, & Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Queensland Department of Health
NI 2021 Committees
Scientific Program Committee
The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is responsible for the scientific structure of the conference and for developing the scientific program and main topics of the conference. They are also responsible for soliciting and selecting papers for presentation at the conference. The SPC membership includes scientists from IMIA member societies and its major regions.
The SPC works in close cooperation with IMIA-NI’s Board who is specifically supporting the SPC with referee lists, expertise, and guidance.
Dr Michelle Honey
Senior Lecturer Nursing, Faculty of Medical and Health Services
The Editorial Committee (EC) is responsible for preparing the accepted papers for the publication in the proceedings. The proceedings follow the tradition of the preceding editions with the minimal expectation that the proceedings will be published and distributed at the conference.
Dr Michelle Honey
NI 2021, Senior Lecturer Nursing, Faculty of Medical and Health Services
Strategic Advisory Committee
The Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for designing the conference program to ensure it explores the current issues within the NI space. The committee makes decisions that grow the conference in line with the overall strategic objectives, and are advocates and promoters for the event within their own professional networks and industries.
Adj/Prof Shelley Nowlan
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Queensland, Queensland Health
Director of Nursing, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Acting Chief Clinical Information Officer – Clinical Advisory, Safety & Quality Division
Nursing and midwifery in the digital age shows nursing professionals as frontline users of digital solutions.
In the world of digitally driven, patient-centred healthcare, nurses and midwives are “nurse navigators” increasingly engaging with patients and consumers on health data and information to:
- advocate for patients
- educate patients work
- in multi-disciplinary teams
There are three priority areas for NI 2021:
- Working together – nurses working with each other
- with patients and
- with systems and data
The NI 2021 theme Nursing and midwifery in the digital age shows nursing professionals as frontline users of digital solutions. NI 2021 will ask:
- What is the role of nurses and midwives in the digital age?
- What is the pathway for emerging nurse leaders to move forward in their careers?
- How will we enable a digitally aware workforce?
NI 2021 will consider key emerging topics around career pathways; technology such as artificial intelligence; ethics; digital platforms; digital downtime; data analytics in primary care; indigenous health and more.