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Central Trends in Nursing Informatics: Students' Reflections from International Congress on Nursing Informatics 2014 (Taipei, Taiwan)

Badger, Martha K.; Ronquillo, Charlene; Topaz, Maxim; Ronquillo, Charlene Esteban; Pruinelli, Lisiane; Ramos, Raquel; Peltonen, Laura Maria; Siirala, Eriikka; Atique, Suleman; Hamann, Galen; Badger, Martha K


Martha K. Badger

Charlene Ronquillo

Maxim Topaz

Charlene Esteban Ronquillo

Lisiane Pruinelli

Raquel Ramos

Laura Maria Peltonen

Eriikka Siirala

Suleman Atique

Galen Hamann

Martha K Badger


In July 2014, Taipei, Taiwan, hosted the biennial International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014), titled East Meets West: eSMART+. This inaugural event for the Asia Pacific geographic region was organized by Taiwan’s Nursing Informatics Association and International Medical Informatics AssociationNursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIA-NISIG). The Congress attracted more than 500 participants from 28 countries, including about 80 students. There were more than 300 presentations, panel presentations, student papers, and poster sessions.

At a specially organized student event, members of the Nursing Informatics Students’ Working Group had the opportunity tomeet and seek consensus about trends seen in the presentations. This meeting was followed by a collaborative writing effort, inspired by a similar publication by students in health geography.1Our goal in this article is to highlight the central themes presented at the Congress from the perspective of student participants and to provide a historical reference of the current topics, methodologies, and vision that inform and advance current nursing informatics research.

We explore the five topics of interest that we found at NI2014: (1) standardized terminologies, (2) big data, (3) patient activation, (4) nursing informatics education and competencies, and (5) mobile health. To recognize some recent methodological trends in nursing informatics, we also present a methodological highlight regarding triangulation in health information technology.


Badger, M. K., Ronquillo, C., Topaz, M., Ronquillo, C. E., Pruinelli, L., Ramos, R., …Badger, M. K. (2015). Central Trends in Nursing Informatics: Students' Reflections from International Congress on Nursing Informatics 2014 (Taipei, Taiwan). Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 33(3), 85-89.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 2, 2015
Publication Date Mar 1, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 17, 2016
Journal CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Print ISSN 1538-2931
Electronic ISSN 1538-9774
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 3
Pages 85-89
Keywords nursing, International Congress
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