Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award

The Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award honors an individual for his or her distinguished career, significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing innovative and cutting-edge work in the field of nursing informatics. The individual’s work must have resulted in a significant development and sustained contributions to advance the discipline of nursing informatics. The individual’s work also must achieve a recognizable and momentous public benefit. The criteria are: 

  • Focus in Nursing Informatics
  • Characteristics and achievements should include visionary leadership; global impact; and enduring contribution to nursing professional practice, education, administration, research, and/or health policy
  • Demonstrated commitment to AMIA through membership.

Congratulations to Karen Monsen!


Karen A. Monsen is Professor at the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Nursing; chair of the Population Health and Systems Cooperative; director of the Center for Nursing Informatics and the Omaha System Partnership research network; and coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Informatics specialty. She directs the Omaha System Partnership, an interprofessional practice-based research network. She is past-chair of the AMIA Academic Forum and the Nursing Informatics Program Directors Community, and an active member of the Nursing Informatics- and Public Health Informatics Working Groups.