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212 - Swimming Upstream: Building an Informatics Department from the Ground Up

‐ May 4, 2013 10:45am

For many, the role and relevance of informatics remain unclear. Creating a new informatics department requires research and planning, deliberate change management, communication, careful staff selection, development of a model and framework, and strategic selection of projects. This session shares how to create an informatics department infused with clear purpose and relevance.

Contact hours available until 5/4/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Laurie Levknecht discloses other financial or material support as an employee of Elsevier CPM Resource Center.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANIA, Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and ANIA.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.


  • Describe the steps necessary to begin an informatics department.
  • List activities that could be performed by a nursing informatics department.
  • Verbalize the change management issues associated with starting a nursing informatics department.


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