RNAO & ONIG is excited to welcome our new partnership with the HIMSS itHealthcare Canada Conference on October 3-4th in Toronto. As an ONIG member, you enjoy a 15% savings off a Full Conference Pass. Registration codes to receive the 15% savings will be emailed to all ONIG members. R
For those who will be attending NI2012 in Montreal....
Webinar: The Impact of Social media in Healthcare: Rhetoric versus Reality* Dr. Peter Murray, PhD, RN, - May 22, 2012 12:00-1:00pm PST
While many health professionals use social media extensively within their personal lives, their use within healthcare organisations and by health professionals to improve health outcomes, is more limited. This presentation and discussion will explore the rhetoric of the possibilities of using social media in healthcare, and practical examples from around the world of the actual use, and the issues arising. Other issues, such as the development of 'codes of practice' to govern professionals' use of social media, will also be addressed.
For those who may be interested, Professor Christo El Morr from York University is seeking chapter proposals on various topics related to informatics in health policy and management. The upcoming book, Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management, will be published by IGI Global.
For those interested....
At RNFOO's annual Gala on May 2nd, 2012 in Toronto, the recipients of the ONIG Award were recognized for their achievements in informatics. Congratulations to both Julie and Kristine for winning the 2012 Ontario Nursing Informatics Group (ONIG) awards!! Their respective bios can be found below.
ONIG is pleased to announce our fall Education day, to be held at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton on September 21, 2012 (0830-1430hrs). Please mark your calendars!
To register for this event, please click here (deadline, September 16, 2012).
Tentative Agenda (updated Sept 19 2012)
With the growing need to maintain an online presence, ONIG has recently created a group profile on Linkedin! Much to this webmaster's surprise, two ONIG members joined the group within minutes of its creation on Linkedin last month.
The HIMSS 2012 itHealthcare Canada Conference and Exhibition is taking place at the International Centre in Toronto from October 2-4, 2012. ONIG is a proud sponsor of this conference.
For more information on this conference, please visit their website
For those interested in learning more about social media in healthcare, here is a great (free) course you can take. It shows how clinicians can utilize basic social media tools in education and practice.