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 Honors a nurse who is the first author of a paper presented at the AMIA Annual Symposium that is judged to be of exceptional scholarship and contribution to the advancement of nursing science through informatics. The candidate papers are recommended by the AMIA Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, and the selection of the recipient is made by a special committee within the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group.

Past Winners


An evaluation of telehealth expansion in U.S. nursing homes

  • Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI


Development of four electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for use in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) following elective primary total hip and knee arthroplasty

  • Patricia C. Dykes, RN, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Mica Curtin-Bowen, BA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Troy Li, BS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Avery Pullman, BS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Alexandra Businger, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Stuart Lipsitz, ScD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Ania Syrowatka, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Michael Sainlaire, MS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Tien Thai, BS, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


User-centered Design of a Machine Learning Intervention for Suicide Risk Prediction in a Military Setting

  • Carrie Reale
  • Laurie Novak
  • Katelyn Robinson,
  • Christopher Simpson
  • Jessica Ribeiro
  • Joseph Franklin
  • Michael Ripperger
  • Colin Walsh


Nurses’ Stress Associated with Nursing Activities and Electronic Health Records: Data Triangulation from Continuous Stress Monitoring, Perceived Workload, and a Time Motion Study

  • Po-Yin Yen, Washington University School of Medicine & Goldfarb School of Nursing


Using Feedback Intervention Theory to Guide Clinical Dashboard Design

  • D. Dowding, University of Manchester
  • J. Merrill, Columbia University
  • D. Russell, Appalachian State University


Nurse Generated EHR Data Supports Post-Acute Care Referral Decision Making: Development and Validation of a Two-step Algorithm

  • Kathryn. H. Bowles
  • Sarah J. Ratcliffe
  • Mary D. Naylor
  • John H. Holmes
  • Susan K. Keim
  • Emilia J. Flores


  • Sarah Collins, Partners Healthcare System/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School


  • Patricia C. Dykes, DNSc, FACMI


Adriana Arcia, Method for the Development of Data Visualizations for Community Members with Varying Levels of Health Literacy


A Usability Problem: Conveying Health Risks to Consumers on the Internet

  • Constance Johnson


In Search of Common Ground in Hand-off Documentation in an Intensive Care Unit

  • S. Collins
  • L. Mamykina
  • D. Jordan
  • D. Stein
  • A. Shin
  • P. Reyfman
  • D. Kaufman


Building an Ontology for Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment to Allow Data Sharing and Comparisons Across Hospitals

  • H. Kim, University of California, San Diego
  • J. Choi, L. Secalag, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • L. Dibsie, UCSD Medical Center
  • A. Boxwala, University of California, San Diego
  • L. Ohno-Machado, University of California, San Diego


Fall TIPS: Strategies to Promote Adoption and Use of a Fall Prevention Toolkit

  • Patricia C. Dykes, Partners HealthCare System, Inc


Intravenous Medication Administration in Intensive Care: Opportunities for Technological Solutions

  • Jacqueline Moss, University of Alabama at Birmingham Nursing


An Analysis of Narrative Nursing Documentation in an Otherwise Structured Intensive Care Clinical Information System

  • Jacqueline Moss, University of Alabama at Birmingham Nursing


Toward the Creation of an Ontology for Nursing Document Sections: Mapping Section Names to the LOINC Semantic Model

  • Sookyung Hyun, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY


Promoting Safe Nursing Care By Bringing Visibility to the Disciplinary Aspects of Interdisciplinary Care

  • Gail M. Keenan, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Elizabeth Yakel, School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Clinical Information Needs in Context: An Observational Study of Clinicians Whil Using a Clinical Information System

  • Leanne M. Currie
  • M. Graham
  • M. Allen,
  • S. Bakken
  • V. Patel
  • J.J. Cimino


Information Model and Terminology Models Issues Related to Goals,

  • S. Bakken, RN, DNSc, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • J.J. Warren, RN, PhD, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
  • A. Casey, RN, MSc, Royal College of Nursing, London, United Kingdom
  • D. Konicek, RN, SNOMED International, Northfield, IL
  • C. Lundberg, RN, Kaiser Permanente, Aurora, CO
  • M. Pooke, MSc, DpodM, Clinical Professions Information Advisory Group, Northampton, United Kingdom


An evaluation of ICNP intervention axes as terminology model components,

  • Bakken, S.
  • Parker, J.
  • Konicek, D.
  • Campbell, K.


A. Evaluation of a type definition for nursing activities

  • Suzanne Bakken, RN, DNSc


Designing HeartCare: Custom Computerized Home Care for Patients Recovering from CABG Surgery

  • Patricia Flately
  • Brennan, RN, PhD
  • Barrett Caldwell, PhD
  • Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN
  • N. Sreenath, PhD
  • Josette Jones, MS


Nurses' use of health status data to plan for patient care: Implications for the development of a computer-based outcomes infrastructure

  • Lush, M.T.
  • Henry, S.B.


A decision support system for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers based on AHCPR guidelines

  • Zielstorff, R.D.,
  • Barenett, G.O.,
  • Fitzmaurice, J.B.,
  • Estey, G.
  • Hamilton, G.,
  • Vickery, A.,
  • Welebob, E.
  • Shahzad, C.


Nurses, Pagers, and Patient-Specific Criteria: Three Keys to Improved Critical Value Reporting

  • K.E. Tate, PhD,
  • R.M. Gardner, PhD,
  • K. Scherting, LDS