Workgroups and leaders

Big Data Workgroups

Workgroups and Leaders

Workgroups are composed of volunteers focused on specific topics aligned with the NKBDS Initiative’s vision and mission.  They meet virtually throughout the year in order to achieve their action plans.  All are welcomed to join any workgroup.

Context of Care/ Nursing Value

Amber Olson, DNP, RN-BC
Liz Swanson, PhD, RN 

Context of Care Purpose: To demonstrate sharable and comparable nurse data across the care continuum by capturing nursing "big data" in the Nursing Management Minimum Data Set (NMMDS), the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference Nursing Value Data Set (NVDS) to increase nurse data usability, provide patient, family and community centric data and, fortify data generated by nurses, about nurses and nursing care across the care continuum and across care transitions in all settings where nurses provide care.

Nursing Value Purpose:  Continue development and testing of a Nursing Value Model, with respect to a broad definition of value: 1) Explore value in reference to nursing with quantitative metrics such as outcomes, cost, and available resources; also, more qualitative metrics related to clinical reasoning and values such as caring, engagement, connectedness, and spirituality. 2) Employ artificial intelligence methodologies to further define the application of nursing value/values in service to health and health care. And 3) Consider the context of nursing care with respect to value/values.

Data Science and Clinical Analytics

Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA 
Steve Johnson, PhD, MS, FAMIA

Purpose: To apply data science and clinical analytic methods, incorporating validated information models derived from diverse sources of health care data, to address nurse-sensitive clinical research questions that have the potential to inform and educate nursing and multidisciplinary approaches for better patient care and outcomes.

Determinants of Health

Ruth Wetta, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN
Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP

Purpose: To support the inclusion of Determinants of Health (DOH) in electronic health records and digital health tools to empower nurses to partner with patients, families and communities for whole-person care.



Purpose: To ensure that all faculty teaching or educating nurses at any level understand the process of informatics and how that supports nursing work and care;  to ensure nursing faculty understand the breadth of health information technology used in care and the best evidence to support that use; to offer a tool for faculty to self-assess basic informatics and information technology competency; to develop a vetted listing of professional development resources, including Case Studies highlighting informatics and information technology in use by nurses; and to collaborate and coordinate with other nursing informatics organizations also engaged in developing resources. 

Knowledge Modeling and Encoding

Stephanie Hartleben, RN-BC, MSN, MHA
Tess Settergren, MHA, MA, RN-BC

Purpose: To validate previously developed information models using flowsheet data to extend national standards with nurse-sensitive data, and continuously improve and adapt the knowledge model validation and creation process using flowsheet data and other nurse-sensitive information.

Purpose:  Curate LOINC® and SNOMED CT® mappings for nursing-specific value sets, submit requests for new codes where appropriate, and incorporate the content and standards into a framework and repository for dissemination.

Mobile Health for Nursing

Tami H Wyatt, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN
Melissa C.S. Breth, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Purpose: Explore the nurse's use of mobile health (mHealth) data including both nursing and patient generated data. Identify and support activities and resources to address unmet needs and create opportunities to utilize mHealth data within workflows.

Policy and Advocacy

Whende M. Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS 
Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC, NE-BC

Purpose: Elevate the voice and visibility of each workgroup's nurse-led Big Data initiatives.  We will be lending policy recommendations and advocacy support for the dissemination of the initiatives workgroup's leading-edge collateral and work products.

Transforming Documentation

Bonnie Adrian, PhD, RN-BC
David Boyd, DNP, RN, CNS, RN-BC, CPHIMS 

Purpose:  Explore ways to decrease the documentation burden and serve up information in the electronic health record at the right time in the workflow to support evidence-based and personalized care.  Elevate purpose-driven, role-based, patient-centric, evidence informed documentation transformation to capture nurse observations and interventions and drive purposeful secondary-use and precision nursing. 


Currently Inactive

Care Coordination

Purpose:  To identify nursing-sensitive essential shareable and comparable data elements for exchanging across settings to support care coordination activities and improve patient outcomes