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|Health Systems, Policy & Informatics RIG|
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?
Shared Passion at the Nexus of Nursing Informatics, Systems, Policy, and Research: Midwest Nursing Research Society Advances in State of the Science
The Computers, Informatics, Nursing journal, ANIA connection, highlights The Health System, Policy and Informatics research interest group. The short article spotlights a sampling of the recently published work of our RIG researchers. You may find the journal article via this link: https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=29309336
Recorded WEBINAR: Twitter Boot Camp for Nurse Researchers: Engaging Social Media to Enhance Research Communications
To view the webinar, click here: https://connect.umms.med.umich.edu/p60xp2vxh8d/
The Health Systems, Policy & Informatics RIG hosted the following webinar: Twitter Boot Camp for Nurse Researchers: Engaging Social Media to Enhance Research Communications. The webinar covered the basics of how to set-up a twitter account, how to make posts, hashtags, and examples of how you can promote your scholarship. The presenters were: Dr. Rhonda Schoville, PhD, RN; Mr. David Jerkins, BS, BSN, RN; and Ms. Kathy Dunnuck, BFA, BSN, RN from the University of Michigan Health System.
2017-2018 RIG Contacts
Welcome our Co-Chairs 2017-2018
Said K. Abusalem, PhD, RN
Said is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville, School of Nursing. He teaches fundamentals of Nursing, geriatrics, leadership and management and global health. His research interests are:
Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH
Karen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Nursing. Karen's research uses a variety of methods to focus on overcoming healthcare information technology barriers, including poor usability, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. This research has included:
• A cognitive work analysis of patient falls on inpatient units that found the physical work environment, alarms, and workflow impede the nurses' abilities to prevent falls.
Member in the Spotlight
Clayton J. Shuman, PhD, RN
Clayton is a new member of the Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics RIG. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in the Department of Systems, Populations, and Leadership. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan and his MSN from Rush University. His research interests include implementation, dissemination, and sustainability of evidence-based practice, nursing leadership, and unit/organizational climate and culture. Clayton's clinical background is in neonatal intensive care nursing, which piqued his curiosity in how to strategically create and foster unit climates more conducive for EBP implementation. His current research focus is on understanding how nurse managers influence staff nurse EBP uptake and use and create EBP climates, in order to deliver better care and achieve better outcomes. In addition to his own research, he has participated on numerous investigative projects covering fall prevention in older adults, implementation of a dyadic psychoeducational program (FOCUS) for cancer patients and their caregivers, and understanding user perceptions of innovative call light technology.
Clayton is proud to be a MNRS and HSPI RIG member and appreciates the numerous opportunities MNRS and the RIG provides for collaboration, networking, learning, and dissemination. He is very much looking forward to seeing you at the next annual meeting.
2017 RIG Award Winners
Distinguished Scholar: Dana Tschannen, University of Michigan
Dissertation Award: Marilyn Shepherd, PhD, RN, MBA, CNE, CDE, CWOCN, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Dr. Shepherd's dissertation focused on "Information Technology in prediction of Rapid Response Episodes, Pressure Ulcer Status and 30-Day Readmission" in adult medical-surgical patients.
2017-2018 RIG Awards to be Offered
Opens: August 1, 2017
To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
PubMed Links - Dissemination of RIG members Publications
RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary
Click here to download the RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference.
Click here to view the minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.
RIG LinkedIn Page
To join the Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics LinkedIn page, click here.
A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.
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