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AIDH – Nursing. Midwifery

Nursing and midwifery informatics has a unique role in ensuring a digitally enabled health system delivers on the promise of better health outcomes for all Australians. Nursing is the largest single profession in the healthcare workforce and provides continuous care to patients during inpatient stays and to consumers within community and primary healthcare settings. The role of nurses and midwives in the digital environment has the potential to not only deliver improvements in efficiency and patient outcomes, but also to facilitate an improved consumer and clinician experience.

Suki Loe, WA Health

About AIDH – Nursing. Midwifery

The Nursing. Midwifery CoP is the pre-eminent group of nursing and midwifery informaticians in Australia. Membership is open to all registered nurses and registered midwives.

The CoP promotes nursing and midwifery informatics priorities such as appropriate language, education and ongoing research. It engenders nursing and midwifery to embrace information and communication technologies, and establishes strong foundations for taking these developments forward.

It also ensures nursing and midwifery has the data and resources to continue to provide evidence-based, quality, cost-effective and outcome-driven care for patients and clients into the future.

White Paper

Learn more about the instrumental role of nurses and midwives in digitally transforming healthcare by downloading the Position Statement.

Tasneem Islam, Monash Health

NI 2021
AIDH – Nursing. Midwifery will play a key role in hosting NI 2021, the world congress for nursing and midwifery informatics. The NI 2021 theme shows nursing and midwifery professionals as frontline users of digital solutions. In the world of digitally driven, patient-centred healthcare, nurses and midwives are “nurse navigators”.

More information will be announced soon.

Leadership

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay FAIDH CHIA

Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay FAIDH CHIA

Chair, NSW

Dr Helen Almond FAIDH

Dr Helen Almond FAIDH

Vice Chair, Tas

Lecturer in Digital Health & Informatics, Swinburne University of Technology

Berni Zipf

Berni Zipf

Secretary, QLD

Quality and Clinical Support Manager, Fresh Hope Care

Guillaume Leroux

Guillaume Leroux

Member Engagement Coordinator, SA

Customer Experience Manager, Personify Care

Cedar Yin CHIA

Cedar Yin CHIA

Member Engagement Coordinator, NSW

Manager, Systems & Reporting, Catholic Healthcare

Tasneem Islam CHIA

Tasneem Islam CHIA

Digital Content Coordinator, VIC

EMR Perioperative Clinical Application Specialist, Monash Health

Alan  Scanlon CHIA

Alan Scanlon CHIA

Written Content Coordinator, QLD

Nurse Manager – Clinical Systems Analyst, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Saba Akbar

Saba Akbar

Student representative, NSW

PhD Candidate, Macquarie University

Sally Duncan

Sally Duncan

Committee member, NSW

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Information Officer, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Dr Zerina Tomkins

Dr Zerina Tomkins

Committee member, VIC

Teaching and Research Academic, Monash University

Community blogs, learnings and insights

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The impact of mHealth on nurses and midwives

The impact of mHealth on nurses and midwives

Most nurses and midwives are familiar with health apps, but possibly not the broader scope and meaning of mobile health or mHealth. Health applications offer health- and wellness-related services for smartphones, tablets, personal computers, and other...

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Impact of biotechnology on nurses and midwives

Impact of biotechnology on nurses and midwives

Biotechnology refers to technology based on biology – that is, it exploits biological systems, living organisms or part of this to cultivate or create different products. Traditional processes to bake bread, brew beer, or make cheese are rudimentary...

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Congratulations to new community leaders

Congratulations to new community leaders

Thank you to everyone who nominated in the AIDH community elections where branches and community of practice leaders were elected. Congratulations to the successful nominees!   The following nominees were voted into branch leadership: Victoria branch:...

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Nursing and Midwifery Participation in Virtual Care

Nursing and Midwifery Participation in Virtual Care

Whilst it is clear that virtual models of care will be a predominant feature in future health infrastructure, there are varying interpretations of what constitutes virtual care (VC). There is no supported standard definition, and VC is often used...

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Nursing Informatics

Interested in a Career in Nursing Informatics?


Nurses wanting to increase their knowledge and/or skills in nursing or health informatics have several avenues.
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Resources

NaM Strategy

The Nursing Midwifery Community of Practice has launched its Strategic Plan for 2021 which aligns to the AIDH Strategy pillars of workforce advancement, leadership and advocacy, community engagement and organisational excellence.

Nursing Informatics Strategic Paper

A framework for nursing informatics in Australia

International Council of Nurses

Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.

Nursing Informatics Position Statement

The first national statement to affirm the role of nurses in digital healthcare at all levels and in all health settings.

Celebrating the Moya Conrick winners

2019    Leanna Woods    Melbourne
2018    Joanne Reid    Sydney
2017    Suki Loe    Brisbane
2016    Naomi Dobroff    Melbourne
2015    Bernice Redley    Brisbane
2014    Josephine Stevens    Melbourne
2013    Johanna Westbrook    Adelaide
2012    Livio Ciacciarelli   Sydney
2011    Susan Moller    Brisbane
2010    Sharon Downman    Melbourne

Nursing. Midwifery Informatics on Digital Health TV

A member-exclusive benefit featuring hundreds of videos.

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Forecasting informatics competencies for nurses in the future of connected health

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Nursing Informatics

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Nursing midwifery leadership and health informatics

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Australian nurses experience with nursing informatics

Upcoming Events

The Institute hosts dozens of events nationally each year.

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