Dr. Constance Johnson was given the Harriet H. Werley Award for her paper “A Usability Problem: Conveying Health Risks to Consumers on the Internet.” The award was presented during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Conference on Nov. 3-7 and is presented for a paper with a nurse as first author and judged as making the greatest contribution to advancing the field of nursing informatics. Dr. Johnson’s paper, that she co-authored with Dr. Ryan Shaw (PhD ’12), was recommended by the AMIA Annual Symposium Scientific Program Committee, and the selection was made by a special committee within the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group.
Two alumni of the School of Nursing, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Tiffany Kelley (PhD ’12) co-authored a paper, “The Paths Toward Informatics Careers in the Post-HITECH Era,” that was recognized as a thematic standout during the annual AMIA symposium. In total, 673 papers, panels, tutorials, and roundtables were offered during the symposium.
In the video below, Dr. Kelley, chair of the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) student working group, talks about her decision to pursue informatics, her involvement in AMIA, and the goals of the student working group.
Video courtesy of AMIA – American Medical Informatics Association