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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
HSPI RIG Newsletter – May 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.

2019-2020 RIG Awards

The Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIG membership:

Please be sure to visit the RIG Award submission site to nominate a fellow Health Systems, Policy and Informatics RIG member today.

Opens:  October 1, 2019
Closes:  December 3, 2019

If the above link does not load quickly, you can access the RIG Award Nomination site by accessing the main MNRS conference submission site: mnrs.societyconference.com.

  • Login using your email address and personal password.
  • Click on the Submissions box.
  • Access My Dashboard
  • Submit RIG Award

If you continue to have issues, please be sure to call the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or email info@mnrs.org

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

Amy Vogelsmeier PhD, RN, FAAN
Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri | Associate Professor
vogelsmeiera@missouri.edu

Dr. Vogelsmeier is recognized as an expert in nursing home research and practice and has contributed significant new knowledge about nursing home care delivery systems including how advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), RN and LPN practices influences care outcomes. Her work in health systems and policy include strengthening the unique contribution of RNs in nursing homes and improving medication safety for nursing home residents and her work in technology has focused on end-user implementation of innovative medication safety devices to reduce medication errors. Her contributions include 40 publications and 60 presentations spanning nearly 20 years, and has received coverage in over 100 media outlets.

Dr. Vogelsmeier’s research exploring the nurse’s role in medication reconciliation is filling a critical void in what we know about how nurses influence medication safety in the complex and high-risk long-term care setting. Her multiple studies that guide safer medication practices are critical to the improvement of resident care in our nation’s nursing homes. Importantly her work has described the differences in cognitive work that RNs and LPNs do further explicating the intractable problem of RNs and LPNs being used interchangeability in nursing homes.

Dr. Vogelsmeier is co-investigator and practice co-lead on two CMS-funded demonstration projects to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among long-stay nursing home residents (Marilyn Rantz, PI). Phase One, awarded in 2012 and funded at $14.8 million, included embedding APRNs full-time in nursing homes and implementing health information exchange and advance care planning to improve nursing home resident outcomes.