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Report from 10/31/01 Meeting

Report of Meeting on October 27, 2001

 

HIMSS - Reported on Friday's meeting

* Discussed different means of providing clinical information systems exposure to students (at the graduate level and lower).
* Provide mentoring through residency
* Look at possibility of setting up hospital information systems in colleges for training to begin there, etc.

Discussed goals for the group

* Political involvement - advisory only
* Whether to set up financial structure for this group now - Decision was made not to at this time - will look at support from local chapters, vendors, etc. for now. Kathryn Mock at Kathryn.Mock@Masverde.com will research setting up "not for profit org"
* In the interim John will research using CE at MUSC
* Kathryn Mock volunteered to set up website: will research SCINN.org.
*Committee for setting up a Web Page: Jim Anderson , Mary Harper , Kathryn Mock
See Peter Murray's webpage, Webspinners International Nursing Group

*Revisions/refinement of John's draft Purpose/ Mission/ Vision/ Objectives paper (committee: John Welton, Cindy Malphrus, Kathy Williams, Brenda Herrmann) Will post on website for review

* Search for Sue Newbold online to look for link to our new site
* Discussed the feasibility of having a WINI (Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics), (designed to review for the ANCC's NI certification exam) in the fall of 2002 - decided to wait until 2003,or we may do a Regional Conference -
*Committee set up to research this (Sherry Church, Mary Linder, John Welton, Kathy Williams)

* American Medical Informatics Association - Nursing Informatics Working Group (AMIA-NIWG) is Nursing Informatics' professional organization. It is a sub-group of International Medical Informatics Association, and the NIWG for IMIA meets every 3 years. The last meeting was in New Zealand. John Welton and Kathy Williams went. The next one will be in 2003 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Set up 3 committees

1. Complete Revisions/refinement of John's draft Purpose/ Mission/ Vision/ Objectives paper * John Welton, Cindy Malphrus, Kathy Williams, Brenda Herrmann
2. SCINN.org * Jim Anderson at AndersJM@musc.edu, Mary Harper, Kathryn Mock
3. Potential Conference? * Sherry Church, Mary Linder, John Welton, Kathy Williams

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO SERVE ON ANY OF THESE COMMITTEES MAY CONTACT ONE OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO EXPRESS THEIR INTEREST, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE COMMITTEES FAIRLY SMALL TO FACILITATE FORWARD MOVEMENT.

We will use the website to post all information for review by the entire group.
Tentative Meeting places /times /person responsible
Columbia 01/12/02 Cindy Malphrus at cmalphrus@lexhealth.org
Grand Strand (M.Beach) 04/13/02 Mary Harper
Upstate 08/03/02 Brenda Herrmann
Low Country (Trident) 11/09/02 (*Potential Conference?) Sherry Church, Mary Linder, John Welton, Kathy Williams

Each group will be responsible for the agenda when they host.
Tammy Grubbs will make a check-off list for organization of meetings, so each of the "responsible persons" will know what needs to be done for each meeting.

All SCINN members may submit agenda items to the person responsible one (1) month prior to the meeting.