ANA committee for nursing practice information infrastructure.
ANA has assumed the responsibility to insure nursing's information infrastructure is in place to disseminate information and foster knowledge development, influence health policy, and contribute to the quality patient healthcare initiative. The Committee for Nursing Practice Information Infrastructure (CNPII) assists the American Nurses Association in that leadership role, and is charged to:
* Serve as the primary authority for the ANA on the nursing practice information infrastructure.
* Influence health information policy at international, national and state levels related to maintaining quality, integrity, security, and confidentiality of personal, professional, and organizational or enterprise healthcare data and information.
* Disseminate knowledge about nursing's information APN Corner infrastructure, languages, classification systems, and terminologies.
* Recommend program initiatives, as appropriate.
The Committee for Nursing Practice Information Infrastructure (CNPII) has been working on these issues for the past decade. Through TNA's recommendation, Dr. Diane Todd Pace of District One was named as an alternate member to this committee. Other current committee members include: Suzanne C. Beyea, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Co-Chairperson); Gail Keenan, PhD, RN Director of the Nursing Informatics Initiative, University of Illinois Chicago, School of Nursing (Co-Chairperson); Victoria Elfrink, PhD, RN,BC, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University; Linda Goodwin, PhD, RN, Director, Nursing Informatics Program, Duke University School of Nursing; Marcelline Harris, PhD, RN, Mayo Clinic; Kathy Lesh, EdM, MS, RN, Technical Manager, Clinical Informatics, The KEVRIC Company, Inc.; Susan T. Pierce, EdD, RN, Northwestern State University; and Linda Thede, PhD, RN, BC, Editor, CIN Plus.
The Committee for Nursing Practice Information Infrastructure members attended a meeting at the ANA headquarters in Silver Springs, MD, in January 2006, to examine the standardized nursing terminologies recognition criteria and program, and finalize decisions associated with the website content about the Nursing Practice Information Infrastructure (NPII). With the idea of helping nurses to make the move to using standardized nursing terminology, the committee launched a Web site at http://www.nursingworld.org/npii/ to the public on February 6, 2006. One of the features at this site is the ability to provide feedback to the committee. Additionally, Dr. Pace can be emailed at email@example.com for any further comments or feedback.
by Diane Todd Pace, PhD, RN, APRN, BC