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With technology advancing and changing almost daily, you can’t afford to be left behind. The Health Informatics and Telehealth Specialty Interest Group (SIG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share interest or clinical expertise in health information technology (IT). As an SIG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with your fellow nurse practitioners (NPs). Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in health informatics and telehealth.
As a proud nurse practitioner, I am honored to serve as Co-chair of the newly formed Health Informatics and Telehealth SIG. I am overwhelmed by AANP’s willingness to embrace new models of care delivery and its commitment to providing a place for us to share our work and desire for future advancements in the area. It is my desire that we can work together to create an appreciation for technology in various health care settings as we all work toward the common goal of providing access to quality care to all, regardless of their geographic location. In addition to access to care, this SIG will also address informatics and how we collect information on those we serve and use this data to inform our work. This group is sure to be one that fosters constant evolution. If you are interested in being a part of something exciting, please join the Telehealth and Informatics SIG.
If you believe Health Care Informatics is only about using your EHR, the good news is NPs have a tremendous amount of technology to help them, their patients and their practices to get the best evidence-based, patient-centered care. NPs joining the Informatics and Telehealth Specialty Interest Group will have opportunities to share their wisdom as well as seek advice from colleagues who use general and specialty care apps, data collection technologies and artificial intelligence to make their practices more efficient and enjoyable. We take a special look at tlehealth, a vital informatics source, to increase care availability, welcoming those who practice using this medium as those looking to learn more about being part of this exciting care opportunity. So, whether you are a geek who writes code and builds your apps you’d like to share with others, someone who uses apps but is looking to use expanded technologies or an NP just wanting to keep up to date with technology to deliver better care and help patients improve self-care, the Informatics and Telehealth SIG welcomes you.
Join this growing SIG community and engage with other like-minded NPs with an interest in health informatics and telehealth. Take part in interactive discussion and debate; gain support and explore Q&As; and always be on top of the latest available news, education and information.