A Message from Our President Karen Bavuso RN, MSN



Register for NENIC's Fall Education and Development program on November 3rd  at Newton Wellesley Hospital!  This years program will be presented by Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN and myself!

We will be presenting on Nursing Clinical Decision Support: Governance,Life Cycle and Implementation at the Bedside. It will be an opportunity to share with you  an overview of the strategy Brigham and Women's Hospital used to implement nursing clinical decision support. Click here for the brochure.

Also enjoy  encore Trends presentations by Bonnie Westra PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI on Big Data: Implications for Nursing Informatics and Joseph Kvedar M.D. on The Internet of Healthy Things. More highlights available in our  Innovation Library  and video for NENIC  members.

Congratulations to Mary K Kennedy MS, RN-BC, recipient of the 2016 Rita D. Zielstorff Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, in recognition of Mary’s contributions to Nursing Informatics, the Profession of Nursing and Advancing Patient Care through Technology.

Congratulations to Denise M. Goldsmith, MS, RN, MPHFAAN  Chief Nursing Information Officer ( Brigham and Women's Hospital) has been nominated as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing  , an organization of distinguished leaders in nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to healthcare.  Invitation to fellowship is a recognition of Denise's accomplishments within the nursing profession and includes a commitment to engage with health care leaders within and outside the nursing profession to transform America's health care system.

Congratulations to Tiffany Kelly PhD, MBA, RN on her recent publication Electronic Records for Quality Nursing and Healthcare.

Also congratulations to Virginia Saba EdD, RN, FAAN, FACMI and Kathleen McCormick PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FHIMS, past NENIC presenters, on being awarded a Doody's Core Title (DCT) for 2016! The award honored the 6th edition of the Essentials of Nursing Informatics (McGraw-Hill). 

Lastly, please check out the  August 2016 edition of CIN (Computers Informatics Nursing)  Journal with member highlights from our 2016 Annual Symposium  Member Highlights at 2016 NENIC Consortium's 2016 Symposium.

See you in November!

Karen Bavuso RN, MSN and the NENIC Education and Development Committee

Education and Innovations

NENIC is thrilled to offer video recordings from past Education and Development programs to our members.
If you are interested in reviewing only the slide presentations, please visit our Innovation Library for past NENIC program offerings and poster abstracts.

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NENIC Membership Spotlight

This spotlight showcases NENIC’s greatest resource—its members. Each profile highlights the diversity of experiences, skills, and knowledge of our membership: the student, the manager, and the those at just the beginning of their careers.

Pat Rubalcaba is the Associate Director, IS Clinical Systems at Partners Healthcare in Boston, MA.  In this role, she leads a diverse team focused on enterprise integration and clinical systems development.

Her career at Partners Information Systems began in 1991, when she was hired by MGH Information Systems as a Clinical Analyst, where she worked on multiple IT initiatives.   When Partners was formed, Pat joined the Enterprise Services Department, and began to lead a team responsible for creation of the Partners Clinical Data Repository.   Since that time, her responsibilities have grown to include additional key integration assets; the Enterprise Patient Master Index (EMPI), and the Corporate Provider Master (CPM).     In addition, she oversees the SOA Program, which established a widely used means of accessing patient data residing in the multiple clinical repositories.    

The Clinical Data Repository is a large-scale enterprise repository, developed internally, consisting of laboratory, pathology, and other clinical data, populated in real-time by HL7 interfaces from multiple laboratory and other source systems.    Pat’s leadership in developing the CDR has given her an appreciation for the complexities of clinical data integration, and experience in solving related issues that arise.    

Pat’s interests also include Health Information Exchange, and its role in supporting continuity of patient care.   She and her team developed the Partners gateway to connect to the MA HIway, and the related processes required to send and receive clinical data.

Pat is an RN, currently licensed in MA, and holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Northeastern University.

Thank you Pat for sharing your story!  If you would like to propose we profile a member, please contact  Director of Marketing and Communication or Director of Membership/Recruiting.