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Health Systems, Policy & Informatics

Purpose

The purpose of the Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG is to support, encourage, and improve the quality of nursing research in the areas of health systems, information technology, policy, and quality and safety.

Examples of health systems research include administration, management, leadership, implementation and evaluation of best practices. Examples of policy research includes: policy development, implementation and adherence at the local and national levels, as well as effective use of data in the public policy process. Topics related to information and technology include knowledge management, IT application and evaluation, as well as IT utilization for educational and training purposes. Examples of quality and safety topics include performance measures, sustainable interventions and practices, and innovative research methodologies.

*The topics noted above are not all inclusive, rather examples of research areas included in the new research interest group. 

Who Should Join?

Students, practitioners, faculty, and scientists at any level with an interest in Health Systems, Policy, and/or Informatics are encouraged to join.

RIG Communication

Listserv address:healthsystemspolicyandinformatics@lists.mnrs.org
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HSPI RIG Newsletter – June 2019 Issue

 

Meet the RIG Leadership for 2019 – 2020

 

Co-Chair

Clayton Shuman, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing
clayshu@umich.edu

Click here to read Dr. Shuman's full bio.

Co-Chair 

Sarah Brzozowski, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
University of Wisconsin
slciganek@wisc.edu

Click here to read Dr. Brzozowski's full bio.

Chair-Elect

Robin Austin, DNP, RN-BC, DC
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
quis0026@umn.edu

Chair-Elect

Kimberly Powell, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
kpowel25@utk.edu

Past Chair and Grant Representative

Amany Farag, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
amany-farag@uiowa.edu

Click here to read Dr. Farag’s full bio.

Past Chair 

Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Minnnesota
pruin001@umn.edu

Click Here to read Dr. Pruinelli's full bio.

Student Representative-Elect

Anita Reger, RN, BSN, CPC, CPC-P
College of Nursing, PhD student, University of Missouri St. Louis
anita.reger@umsl.edu 

Click here to read Anita Reger's full bio.

2018-2019 RIG Awards

Health Systems Policy, & Informatics:
Senior Investigator Award
Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FAAN
University of Minnesota

Health Systems Policy, & Informatics:
Dissertation Award
Kimberly Powell, PhD, RN, CNE
University of Tennessee

Goals

  • Networking: Provide a network to exchange novel/emerging methods, approaches to study, and the development of new knowledge to guide nursing research in health systems, information technology, policy, and quality and safety.
  • Knowledge: Explore novel/emerging methods, approaches to study, and the development of new knowledge to guide nursing research in health systems, information technology, policy, and quality and safety.
  • Practice: Draw upon and build stronger evidence to make informed healthcare decisions and highlight the importance of translating and disseminating health systems, policy, and informatics research to impact nursing leadership, clinical nursing, and federal and state policy makers.


Recent Activities/Highlights 

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary 

If you are interested in learning more about the Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Conference
Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG Minutes from the 2017 Annual Conference

Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG Minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference

Member in the Spotlight

Megan Czerwinski, BA, BSN, RN
University of Michigan | PhD Candidate
maczerwi@umich.edu

Meg Czerwinski is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Nursing interested in environmental justice, sustainability education, and community health promotion. Her dissertation research explores the development of sustainability competencies among nursing students, including a literature review of evaluated sustainability learning interventions in nursing curriculum, a cross-sectional study of nursing student sustainability competencies, and a randomized pilot of a sustainability learning intervention focused on a local water quality issue. On the Michigan Sustainability Cases team at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability, she contributes to the development of open source, multimedia sustainability education tools on the gala platform. Her background includes training in art & design and environmental education, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration to organize a community-sustainability-solutions exchange at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon. Meg is an avid trail runner, aspiring climber, and lover of most outdoor activities.