Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science (NKBDS) initiative strategic plan for 2021-2026
Improve health and healthcare by using nursing knowledge empowered by informatics.
Our mission is to:
- Generate and enable nursing insights and evidence to support individuals, families, communities, and populations in the promotion of health and the delivery of health care; and
- Leverage informatics and data to redefine and magnify the value of nursing in all settings.
- By 2013, big data activities were exploding in all fields, including health care. However, nursing found itself on the outside looking in.
- The University of Minnesota School of Nursing invited nurse leaders to engage in addressing obstacles to achieving sharable and comparable nursing data.
- Over 40 nurse leaders and informaticians attended the inaugural invitational meeting.
- Participants included health system leaders, electronic medical record vendors, educators, researchers, and informaticians.
- Priorities were identified and structured into workgroups with defined goals to be completed by the next annual meeting.
- All participants agreed that nursing data must be codified in universally-accepted, standardized terminologies in order to be included in big data research.
- The leaders decided to align with the professional nursing informatics communities of AMIA and HIMSS and to adopt SNOMED CT and LOINC as standardized terminologies.
- Starting in 2014, the conference has been open to those who are committed to learn, partner and transform to advance the NKBDS vision.
- Steering Committee: members represent several institutions and organizations across the US and oversee the Initiative’s efforts, including the conference and the eRepository.
- Annual think-tank to gather participants, discuss hot topics in nursing, health, informatics, and convene workgroups to assess achievements and prepare action plans.
- Growth in number of participants and in the breadth and depth of the discussions, topics, and workgroup activities reflects vision, energy, and commitment of the participants and organizations.
- Structure of the annual conference includes
pre-conference educational tracks, plenary sessions, workgroup meetings, to set goals, share accomplishments, networking, and relationship building.
- Composed of volunteers focused on specific topics aligned with the NKBDS vision and mission.
- Meet virtually throughout the year at a time and frequency convenient for its members in order to achieve their action plans.
- Welcome all interested individuals to join in and participate!
- Publically available, providing resources and products generated from the Initiative’s efforts.
- Expands capacity through LinkedIn social media
Key overall NKBDS priorities for the next 5 years
- Refine outcome measures congruent with the updated NKBDS vision and framework
- Establish a clear plan around a research agenda or consortium model
- Expand NKBDS partnerships with key stakeholders, e.g., AONL, ANIA