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Past IMIA NI Conferences and links to Proceedings

NI2021 Proceedings

This book presents the proceedings of NI 2021, the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics. Originally planned to be held in 2020, the international year of the nurse and midwife, but postponed due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the conference, with the theme of nursing and midwifery in the digital age, was eventually held as a virtual event from 23 August to 2 September 2021, and the organizers made the decision to take advantage of its virtual nature and extend it to 9 days, with each day focusing on a different theme. This is reflected in the organization of the book, and the 212 papers included here, of which 67 are full papers with the remainder being workshop, panel, case study, and poster abstracts, are grouped into 9 sections. The papers were selected from a total of 437 submissions from more than 40 countries and cover: data analytics and the use of nursing data; digital health nursing workforce development; health policy, service delivery and ethics; informatics in clinical care; innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing; integrated and connected care; nursing information systems; patient participation and citizen involvement; and systems implementation and digital workplaces.


NI2018  Proceedings

This book presents papers from the 14th International Congress on Nursing and Allied Health Informatics (NI 2018), held in Guadalajara, Mexico, in June 2018. The theme of the conference – Information and Communication Technology to Improve Quality & Safety at the Point of Care – stresses the increasing importance of the role played by technology in modern healthcare, and the topics featured here cover the use of information and communication technologies for nursing and all allied healthcare professionals in the form of papers, posters, panels and workshops.


NI2016 Proceedings 

This book presents the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2016. This biennial international conference provides one of the most important opportunities for healthcare professionals from around the world to gather and exchange expertise in the research and practice of both basic and applied nursing informatics. The theme of this 13th conference is eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration – From Project to Realization. The book includes all full papers, as well as workshops, panels and poster summaries from the conference. Subjects covered include a wide range of topics, from robotic assistance in managing medication to intelligent wardrobes, and from low-cost wearables for fatigue and back stress management to big data analytics for optimizing work processes, and the book will be of interest to all those working in the design and provision of healthcare today.

NI2014 Proceedings

This book presents selected papers from the Twelfth Nursing Informatics Congress (NI2014), held in Taipei, Taiwan in June 2014, and entitled ‘East meets West eSMART+’. The aim of the congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of nursing informatics. The comprehensive scientific program focuses on mobile and web technologies with healthcare delivery applications, as well as currently relevant core topics including patient safety and quality, data information management, usability, meaningful use and educating for competencies.

NI2012 Proceedings

The 11th International Congress, which was attended by in excess of 600 delegates from 38 countries, sought to generate and share both information as well as nursing knowledge, in line with these principals. For those who attended, this included the sharing of all manner of research that had been conducted in health care settings. One particular area covered at the congress was the examination of the impact of healthcare IT systems, commonly referred to as HIT, and the experience of information technology generally on nursing practice.

The congress also dealt extensively with the effects of technology on nursing education, management and research programmes. The programme also updated attendees’ knowledge and skills in areas which related to the latest developments and innovations in HIT. This was especially the case in the areas of health policy, global health, and patient-centred care. In terms of technological innovation, the congress provided insights into many nurses’ and healthcare providers’ forthcoming priorities and future ideas with practical examples given by practitioners who are already highly enabled with HIT systems. There were also sessions that promoted long lasting connections between similarly minded professionals who are committed to advancing health issues around the globe.


Future NI Conferences

Conferences are held every four years. The next conference is NI2024 in Manchester, and the following Conference will be held in 2028. Bids to host this event must be submitted prior to the 2026 General Assembly where they will be voted on.

Bid submissions for NI conferences are accepted from Society Members of IMIA NI only.   The proposals are submitted by the Society representatives to the NI Executive and are voted on at the next scheduled NI General Assembly meeting by the the NI members.

Conference management companies and event planners are asked to contact the IMIA Society Member in their country or region.