Alliance for Nursing Informatics Selects 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders

Monday, February 29, 2016

Nurses and Mentors Linked through Informatics Professional Development Program

BETHESDA, MD, -- Two nursing informatics professionals have been selected by the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) to participate in the Nursing Informatics Emerging Leaders Program. Based on competitive criteria, Stephanie Lambrecht, RN-BC, MSN, MHA and Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, were chosen for this exclusive two-year program designed to develop professionals capable of assuming national leadership positions in informatics-related organizations. 

ANI and the Nursing Informatics Emerging Leaders Program are jointly sponsored by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and HIMSS. The program provides emerging leaders with invaluable mentorship and opportunities to participate in educational industry meetings and events. Each is assigned accomplished mentors to provide dialogue and coaching throughout the process. To succeed in the program, emerging leaders are required to 1) complete a nursing informatics leadership project, 2) attend meetings of the ANI governing directors, 3) participate in the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, including the Nursing Informatics Symposium, and 4) participate in the AMIA Annual Symposium.

Stephanie Lambrecht works as an RN Product Manager of Clinical Solutions at Elsevier. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. She also has her nursing informatics certification.

“I am currently involved in the very exciting work of coding nursing assessment data to the standardized terminologies of LOINC and SNOMED-CT,” said Lambrecht. “I look forward to the day when assessment data is readily shared between facilities and providers with the use of these terminologies.

Lambrect will be mentored by Mollie Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and Co-specialty Director, Nursing Informatics, College of Nursing, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah; and Janice Kelly, MS, RN-BC, Syntegrity Business Leader, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

Po-Yin Yen is a Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University (OSU). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, her Master of Science in Medical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, and her doctorate in Nursing with Nursing Informatics as a specialty from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York.

“In addition to my program of research, I have been committed to informatics education through mentoring undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral trainees in biomedical and nursing informatics research, and the development of biomedical informatics courses which benefit interdisciplinary trainees from across the OSU community,” said Dr. Yen.

Dr. Yen will be mentored by Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN, Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Practice Manager, Elsevier, and Susan Hull, RN, MSN, CNIO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

About ANI
The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI), cosponsored by AMIA & HIMSS, advances nursing informatics leadership, practice, education, policy and research through a unified voice of nursing informatics organizations. We transform health and healthcare through nursing informatics and innovation. ANI is a collaboration of organizations that represents more than 5,000 nurse informaticists and brings together more than 30 distinct nursing informatics groups globally. ANI crosses academia, practice, industry, and nursing specialty boundaries and works in collaboration with the more than 4 million nurses in practice today.


About AMIA
AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association) is the professional home of leading informaticians: clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, students, and other informatics professionals who rely on data to connect people, information, and technology. AMIA is the center of action for more than 5,000 health care professionals, informatics researchers, and thought-leaders in biomedicine, health care and science. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the health care industry. AMIA and its members are transforming healthcare through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics.

Twitter: @AMIAinformatics

HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, convener, and thought leader of health transformation through the best use of IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare. Through its network of over 1 million professionals, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS advises leaders, stakeholders and influencers globally on IT best practices to ensure decision-makers have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.  HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International (HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia and HIMSS Middle East) are the five business units of HIMSS.  A not-for-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS has additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia.

Twitter: @HIMSS

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