A Message from Our President Karen Bavuso RN, MSN



Thank you to all who attended our Fall Education and Development Program! The program was a great success with member participation from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine! Denise Goldsmith MS, MPH, RN, FAAN and I  were able to offer a glimpse into the world of Nursing Clinical Decision Support: Governance,Life Cycle and Implementation at the Bedside.  For those of you who were unable to attend, we will have a recording soon in our Members Only section.

Continue to 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.

See you next time at our Winter meeting!

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.

Become a member today to have full access!


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.