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Top Honors for Two Penn Nursing Papers at National Symposium

The Nursing Informatics Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recognized both for their impact to nursing informatics.

The Harriet H. Werley Award honors a paper presented at the symposium that is judged to make the greatest contribution to advancing the field of nursing informatics. The award-winning paper, Nurse Generated EHR Data Supports Post-Acute Care Referral Decision Making: Development and Validation of a Two-step Algorithm, was presented by Kathryn Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor and the vanAmeringen Chair in Nursing Excellence.

Co-authors included: Penn Nursing’s Mary Naylor, PhD; Susan Keim, MSN, CRNP; Sheryl Potashnik, PhD, John Holmes, PhD; and Emilia Flores, PhD; as well as, Sarah J. Ratcliffe, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Keim was the lead author on another paper, Comparison of Algorithm Advice for Post-acute Care Referral to Usual Clinical Decision-making: Examination of 30-day Acute Care Utilization, which was honored with the 2017 Nursing Informatics Working Group Student Award, which recognizes a student who demonstrates excellence in nursing informatics and who has the potential to contribute significantly to the discipline.

The awards were presented during the AMIA annual symposium held in early November in Washington, DC.