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Connecting the digital dots to enhance care and experience – enabling the nursing and midwifery contribution.

HIMSS Nursing & Midwifery Informatics (England) Network Meeting
1st October 2019 (9.30am-1.30pm)

HIMSS Nursing & Midwifery Informatics (England) Network will meet in London on October 1, 2019 to launch a long-term initiative aimed at promoting the role of nurses and midwives in implementing information technology to enhance nursing and midwifery workflow, promote patient safety and yield outcomes that improve patient care. This collaborative, multi-faceted initiative combines components designed to enhance the professional abilities of nurses and midwives to transform the delivery of healthcare and to achieve better patient outcomes through the utilisation of nursing and midwifery informatics. This initiative falls within the framework of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community in Europe and is the first local representation of its kind.

Meeting Scope

This inaugural meeting presents an opportunity for members to clarify the goals, purpose and long term future of the network, as well as communicate current status of nursing informatics and digital/technological initiatives; share knowledge; highlight successes and failures across the clinical nursing arena; identify systemic gaps, training gaps, and future priorities for the network.

Program At-a-Glance

This dedicated morning programme spotlights the future digital nursing and midwifery workforce, examining their pivotal role in enhancing the patient journey across primary, secondary and social care sectors with the ambition to move care from the hospital to the community and so bring care closer to patients’ home. The interactive workshop based programme includes presentations by leading informatics and digital health experts, as well as opportunities for attendees to contribute their solutions in the creation of new “digital workplace” for the future “digital nursing and midwifery workforce”.

Who is eligible to attend?

CNIO, Chief Nurse/ Director of Nursing, Assistant/ Associate Director of Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Consultant, Ward Sister/ Manager, Registered Nurse, Midwife, Senior Midwife, Director of Midwifery, Practice Nurse, Community Nurse, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Occupational Health, Nurse/ Advisor, Student etc.


Learn more about HIMSS@HETT

Learn more about the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community in Europe.

Know more about the past activities of HIMSS Nursing Informatics Network in the UK

To support the community and to know more about sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with Michael Burke mburke@himss.org​ (+44 7766022144)


Session 1 - Introduction to HIMSS N&M Community

(Presented by Caron Swinscoe & Angela Velkova)

- About HIMSS (overview)
- Launch of HIMSS UK/England Nursing & Midwifery informatics network with overview of current landscape
- Summary of strategy & vision of network (March event)

Session 2 - Networking and Workshops

Workshop 1 - “ Find the Gaps” What work is being done

What networks exist and how do they interact. Idenfity gaps in communication, collaboration, education, CPD, etc

Followed by presentation of outputs by each facilitator

Workshop 2 - “ Fill the Gaps” What needs to be done

Propose solutions to the identified gaps in terms of networks, links, sharing, education/how the Himss network can offer solutions to these

Followed by presentation of outputs by each facilitator

Coffee and networking
Session 3 - “Connecting the digital dots to enhance care and experience; enabling the nursing and midwifery contribution”

(Chaired by Caron Swinscoe - NHS Digital)

11.30 - 12.00 Keynote Speakers

The role of the nurse/midwife in the expansion of digital care from hospital to community

-Roles for N&M in the new digital workplace

12.00 - 12.30 Panel Discussion

Representatives from various nursing and midwifery healthcare sectors and the network steering committee will host a panel discussion

Session 4 - Lunch

Networking lunch with opportunities to connect with nursing and midwifery informatics and digital health, share and exchange ideas