The Center for Health Informatics is involved in a variety of projects. Listed below are just a few of the ones we are currently participating in, who is involved from the Center, and what the role entails.
Informatician: E. LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC
Task Force: Task Force on Informatics-related Roles and Categorization
Charge: To develop a white/position paper that presents a structure, building upon prevailing definitions, for describing and categorizing the varying roles, functions and related certification needs among those working in the discipline of biomedical informatics or closely related fields.
Judith J. Warren, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, FACMI
The overall purpose of the Nursing Informatics History Project is to document and preserve the history of nursing informatics through three activities:
Judith J. Warren is honored by AMIA as a Nursing Informatics Pioneer. Click here to listen to her story.
The NLM provides free access to vocabulary standards, applications, and related tools that can be used to meet US EHR certification criteria and to achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs. Resources are either created by or supported by NLM can be used for interpreting standardized lists of problems, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/healthit/meaningful_use.html.
The SNOMED CT® encoded Nursing Problem List Subset, intended for use in patients’ problem lists, is an output of the Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) Metathesaurus® that is based on nursing diagnosis concepts found within the Metathesaurus. The list is free for use in the U.S.A. Please download it from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/Snomed/nursing_problemlist_subset.html
The main purpose of the Nursing Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is to facilitate the use of SNOMED CT as the primary coding terminology for nursing problems used in care planning, problem lists or other summary level clinical documentation. This list was developed and maintained by a team co-led by our own Judith Warren. For information on the development of the list, please read: Matney, S.A., Warren, J.J., Evans, J.L., Kim, T.Y., Coenen, A., & Auld, V.A. (2012). Development of the nursing problem list subset of SNOMED CT®. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 45(4), 683-688.
E. LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC
Appointment project area is healthcare technology. The mission of the Midcontinent Region of the NLM is:
The mission two parts-the first addresses health professionals; the second addresses the public. The NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by developing programs to ensure that all U.S. health professionals have equal access to biomedical information. The NN/LM is to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.
Governance Initiative Task Force Member
Eighteen months ago, the Community launched its first formal initiative, the Essential Standards to Enable Learning (ESTEL) initiative, convened by CDISC. ESTEL is focused on the identification of the minimal standards - relating to system architecture, data transport, or data representation - needed to make the Learning Health System a functional resource that can improve the health of individuals and populations. Although it invokes matters of policy, ESTEL is primarily a technical initiative. To date, the ESTEL initiative has held four open meetings and made substantial progress.
As a complement to the technical focus of ESTEL, this second, Community initiative focuses on developing a policy framework for the governance of a national Learning Health System. This initiative will be convened by the highly respected North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA).
The point of departure for the governance initiative will be several working assumptions about the structure of a national-scale LHS. These assumptions may change over the course of the deliberations, but as stated below, they will enable coherent and focused discussions to get underway.
ESTEL: Essential Standards to Enable Learning
CDISC: Clinical Data Interchange Standards
NCHICH: North Carolina Health Information Communication Alliance