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The Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiative’s purpose is to share a vision and actions to achieve better health outcomes resulting from the standardization and  integration of the information nurses gather in electronic health records and other information systems, which is increasingly the source of insights and evidence used to prevent, diagnose, treat and evaluate health conditions. The addition of contextual data about patients, including environmental, geographical, behavioral, imaging, and more, will lead to breakthroughs for the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.

The Focus of the conference is on learning about accomplishments of the 10 virtual workgroups, how it applies to your work, and how you can contribute to the future of this national Nursing Knowledge and Big Data Science Initiative. The conference is open to all who have an interest in advancing the alignment and use of health data for improved health outcomes and research. Now in its sixth year, the conference brings together policy and thought leaders in health care, government, the private sector, education and advocacy organizations to learn from one another and advance an action plan for sharable, comparable data. (Event website: z.umn.edu/bigdata)


Pre-Conference Only
Early Bird until April 15: $200
Full Price: $350
Student: $150

Main Conference Only
Early Bird until April 15: $250
Full Price: $400
Student: $250

Full Conference
Early Bird until April 15: $450
Full Price: $750
Student: $400


Pre-Conference Agenda: June 13

  • 7:00     Registration and breakfast
  • 8:00     Welcome – Speed Networking
  • 8:15     Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiative: Where have we been and where are we going? (Connie W. Delaney PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; Bonnie L. Westra PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI)
  • 9:15 Break
  • 9:30     Participants choose of the following Tracks to follow
    •  Track 1: Hands-On Full Life Cycle Data Science Workshop – Steve Johnson, PhD; Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN
    •  Track 2: Social Media and Mobile Health Analytics – Martin Michalowski, PhD; Thomas R. Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
    •  Track 3: Streamlining and Transforming Documentation – David Boyd, DNP, RN; Shannon Huelett, DNP, RN
  • 12:00   Lunch
  • 1:00     Continue with workshops
  • 3:30     Break
  • 3:45     Key insights from participants in Tracks
  • 4:30     Wrap up  – link Pre-conference to Conference over the next 2 days

Conference: June 14-15

June 14

  • 7:00     Registration and breakfast
  • 8:00     Welcome – Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiate
  • 8:15     Interprofessional Practice in a Turbulent Time (Barbara Brandt, PhD – Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education; Associate Vice President, Academic Health Center)
  • 9:15     eRepository for Sharing Best Practices (Jane Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN)
  • 9:45     Break
  • 10:00   Workgroup Report on 2017 accomplishments
  • 12:30   Lunch
  • 1:30     Workgroup meetings   (Breakouts)
  • 3:30     Break
  • 3:45     Social Media Branding Strategies ( Anne Pryor, MA – Social Media Strategist, LinkedIn Expert, Executive Coach)
  • 5:00     Wrap up – Networking Reception at McNamara Café and Terrace

June 15

  • 7:15     Breakfast
  • 8:00     Workgroup –Breakouts
  • 10:00   Break
  • 10:15   Workgroup Planning for 2017-2018 – goals and key activities
  • 11:30   Painting the Picture for Sharable and Comparable Nurse-Sensitive Data (Panel Workgroup Leaders)
  • 12:30   Wrap up

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