ANI Welcomes New Policy Liasion for 2016
Sarah A. Collins, RN, PhD | Nurse Informatician Researcher | Partners Healthcare Systems

How does ANI Determine which Activities to Engage In?

ANI periodically receives requests to participate in various activities and/or comment periods. Each of these requests is evaluated by the Steering Committee to be in alignment with the ANI Strategic Goal of fostering a united voice for nursing informatics and within scope of the ANI Prioritization and Procedures for Obtaining and Integrating Health Policy

The goal of this policy is to describe the procedure for ANI member organizations to achieve consensus on policy issues affecting nursing informatics.

Statements & Positions

ANI aims to foster further development of a united voice for nursing informatics and provide a forum for its expression. Further, ANI provides a forum to respond to opportunities that support and encourage nursing informatics participation in activities such as: developing resources, guidelines and standards for nursing informatics practice, education, scope of practice, research, certification, public policy and workforce development.

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October 2016

ANI Provides Comments to ONC on Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) ANI responded to the 2016 ISA, which recommended the inclusion of new interoperability standards related to nursing concepts. We would like to emplasize our initial comments and highlight those areas that were no incorporated in the 2017 ISA as well as add new comments.

June 3, 2016
ANI Provides Comments to ONC in Response to RFI on Interoperability in MACRA   Read our comments as nursing stakeholders to ONC’s request outlined in the Federal Register notice related to populations and elements of information flow that should be measured, as well as current and/or new potential data sources that can be tapped to measure interoperability more broadly. 

March 24, 2016
ANI Response to NINR Strategic Plan

March 21, 2016
ANI Provides Comments to ONC 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory; Read the ANI Cover Letter Response to ONC ISA March 2016

January 26, 2016
ANI Provides Comments to Senate HELP Bill -- Improve Federal Requirements Relating to the Development and Use of EHRs

January 7, 2016
ANI Provides comments to NQF HIT & Patient Safety Project: Identification and Prioritization of Health IT Patient Safety Measures

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August 21, 2012
ANI Responds to AHRQ RFI on HIT-Enabled Quality Measurement

May 7, 2012
ANI submits comment to CMS on Meaningful Use Phase II

November 12, 2011
ANI Submits Comments to NIST on Usability Framework

September 12, 2011
ANI Submits Pledge to Support ONC Consumer eHealth Program: "As nurses are the most-trusted health professionals and have a long history of patient advocacy, we expect to have a significant impact on patient participation in Health IT and increase the use of Personal Health Records and Patient Portals from the 10% seen today to over 25% in the next 2 years.” Read full pledge See video from ONC

May 18, 2011
ANI issues written comments to NQF on the Quality Data Model

May 5, 2011
ANI issues Position to the ONC Federal Information Technology Strategic Plan 2011-2015

March 12, 2011
Update! Pressure Ulcer and Falls Quality Measures Meaningful Use: See: HIT Policy Committee Quality Measures Work Group recommendation

December 23, 2010
ANI and ANA Call for New Pressure Ulcer Risk and Prevention Measures for Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use

September 1, 2010
ONC Testimony: Vocabulary Task Force, Standards Committee by Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN

April 15, 2010
A Summary of the October 2009 Forum on the Future of Nursing: Acute Care

March 15, 2010
ANI Response to NPRM Meaningful Use and IFR Standards, Specification and Certification

December 15, 2009
Nurses Claim Their Seat at the Health IT Decision-Making Table iHealthBeat

November 13, 2009
RWJ & IOM Forums on the Future of Nursing - Update

October 14, 2009
NeHC Stakeholder Forums: Nurses' Critical Role in HIT Implementation

October 5, 2009
ANI Submits Comments to RWJ on the Future of Nursing

September 18, 2009
GHIT Op-ed Don’t Overlook the Role of Nurses in the Digital Revolution by J Sensmeier

June 11, 2009
ANI Submits Comments to ONC Health IT Regional Extension Centers

May 4, 2009
Nursing Perspective: ANI provides Written Testimony to NCVHS Hearings on ‘Meaningful Use’

April 28, 2009
Provider & Nurse Leader Testifies at NCVHS on Meaningful Use

February 24, 2009
Alliance for Nursing Informatics Shares Insights on Standards Development

January 30, 2009
ANI response to ANA EHR Position Statement

November 24, 2008
ANI Response to AHIC Successor Prioritization Process

October 31, 2008
ANI Leadership Meets with AHIC Successor, Inc.

October 26, 2008
ANI Voice Demonstrated with Response to AHIC Successor

December 7, 2007
ANI Selects Representative to ANCC's NI Panel

November 3, 2007
ANI history, member organizations, objectives, strategic goals and current activities

October 17, 2007
ANI presents to CBO – identifies need for awareness campaign – NI involvement in all patient care related information systems and technologies.

September 25, 2007
ANI presents to AHIC EHR Workgroup, identifies needs to move nurse EHR adoption.

September 20, 2007
ANI Response to AHIC Successor