Spotlight on NI Challenges in Canada at NI2012 in Montreal, June 23rd

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

Webinar Details:
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.

Call for Chapters for upcoming textbook

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.

Manitoba eHealth Conference

For those interested....

RNFOO 2012, ONIG Award Recipients

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 Education Day - Sept. 21, 2012 - St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Friday, September 21, 2012 (All day)

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)

ONIG's Linkedin presense

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.


HIMSS Ontario - 2012 itHealthcare Canada Conference and Exhibition - October 2 to 4 2012

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



'The Social MEDia' course - from Webicina

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.

'The Social MEDia' course



HIMSS Ontario Chapter - AGM - June 14th, 2012

The 12th Annual Ontario HIMSS Ontario Education Session and Annual General Meeting will be held on June 14th at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club in Toronto. 

To register, please visit:


A flyer advertising the event can be downloaded here