2017 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

Big Data panel discussion

Pre Conference:  June 7, 2017

Conference:  June 8-9, 2017

The Nursing Knowledge: 2017 Big Data Science Conference will be held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

To learn more about the conference download the 2016 conference proceedings

  Pre conference  Conference
Student $150.00 $250.00
Full registration $350.00 $400.00

Welcoming Keynote Speaker Rebecca Freeman

Rebecca Freeman

Rebecca Freeman
PhD, RN, PMP of the ONC
Chief Nursing Officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,
US Department of Health and Human Services

Keynote: Longitudinal, Patient-Focused, Interdisciplinary Care

Delivery system reform will change the way health care is provided and paid for in the United States. Reimbursement will be based on patient outcomes across the care continuum; optimal outcomes will be achieved through efficient, team-based care that is expertly coordinated across care settings. Ideally, the movement of information from one care environment to the next must occur. Nurses are natural care coordinators and an integral part of any patient’s health optimization, but nursing documentation in some care settings is not always sharable and comparable with that of the rest of the care team. As care models change, nursing should plan for an interdisciplinary, shared terminology that allows them to be well-represented in the data that represent the care of the patient across the continuum.


Purpose of the Main Conference June 8-9, 2017
The purpose of the main “Think-Tank” conference is to learn about major milestones achieved toward sharable and comparable nursing data and advance a National Action Plan for consistent documentation and use of nursing and interprofessional data for analytics and big data science. There are 10 virtual workgroups which are working toward how to improve the capture and continuing use of nurse-sensitive data using national standards to to achieve the quadruple aim of better health, better patient experience, lower costs and improved work life of healthcare providers.

Purpose of the Pre-Conference – June 7, 2017

The purpose of the pre-conference is to provide exemplars and hands on experience that supports participants in advancing sharable and comparable nursing data across the continuum. Three tracks will focus on quality reporting, care coordination, and data science with big data. The content within each of these tracks focuses on the information infrastructure to support continuing use of data documented by and about nursing and health care, health policies driving the need for continuing use of data, exemplars of successful data use, and an exercise to engage participants in next action steps they can take.


Rooms must be reserved by May 7
Call 800-822-6757 (MPLS) or 612-379-8888 and ask for the Big Data Conference.

Conference room rate: $153.00 single/double (rate available until May 7, 2017)

Lacy Hinson, Senior Convention Services Manager
The Commons Hotel

Noble House Hotels & Resorts
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

(O) 612.362.6624 | (C) 612.362.6624

Pre-conference Agenda: June 7



Meridian Lobby


Track 1:

Track 2:

Track 3:


Meridian Ballroom 1

Meridian Ballroom 2

Meridian Ballroom 3


Clinical Decision Support & Quality Reporting

Ellen Harper & Jane Englebright

Care Coordination

Lori Popejoy, Mary Hook & Charlotte Weaver

Big Data Research

Martha Sylvia & Bonnie Westra

8:00 Welcome and Overview of the Day

Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI – Meridian Ballroom

8:15 ABCs of Cutting Edge Informatics Infrastructure to Support Interoperability Susan A. Matney, PhD, RN, FAAN – Meridian Ballroom
9:30 Break
9:45 Drivers for clinical decision support and quality reporting solutions
Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN
MACRA and Other Drivers for Care Coordination Payment
Greg Clancy, DNP, RN
Data Science and Big Data: What Drives the Science?
Connie White Delaney,
10:30 Introduction to Building a Measurement System
Ellen Harper, DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN
Care Coordination: Current State Measures of Success
Lori L. Popejoy,
Data Management Issues with Big Data
Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN
11:15 Nursing Data Ecosystem: Analytics, Visualization and Navigating Changes
Dan Roberts, PhD, RN
Use Case:
Transitions of Care
Mary Hook, PhD, RN-BC
Effects of the Guideline Recommendations Delay on Health Outcomes for Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN
12:00 Lunch
1:00 The Future is Here:
Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN
Use Case:
Population Management Using Social Determinants
Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN
Ruth Wetta, PhD, RN, MPH, MSN
Predictive Modeling Exemplar
Martha Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN
1:45 Transforming Raw Data into Meaningful Analytics
Jane Englebright,
Bringing the Gap:
What are the missing components?
Lori L. Popejoy,
Planning Big Data Research
Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Martha Sylvia, PhD, MBA, RN
2:00 Break
2:15 Exercise    
3:15 Report out from Groups – Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI – Meridian Ballroom
3:45 Learning Health System – Meridian Ballroom
4:30 Wrap Up and Link to Conference Sessions – Meridian Ballroom

Agenda: June 8

7:00 Registration/ Breakfast Meridian Lobby
8:00 Welcome Meridian Ballroom
8:10 Speed Networking Meridian Ballroom
8:30 Longitudinal, Patient-Focused, Interdisciplinary Care
Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP of the ONC
Meridian Ballroom
9:30 Work Group Leaders Present Major Achievements Meridian Ballroom
10:30 Break  
10:45 Work Group Leaders Present Major Achievements Meridian Ballroom
12:30 Lunch Meridian Lobby
1:30 Work Group Meetings See handout for work group meeting rooms
4:00 Share Major Discussion Points Meridian Ballroom
4:30 Wrap Up Meridian Ballroom
5:00 Reception McNamara Alumni Center

Agenda: June 9

7:15 Breakfast Meridian Lobby
8:00 Kickoff for the Day Meridian Ballroom
8:15 Workgroup Planning for 2017-2018 See handout for work group meeting rooms
9:30 Break  
9:45 Workgroup Panel - Critical Actions and Collaboration for 2018  Meridian Ballroom
11:00 Internet of Things - Future Vision and Nursing Involvement
Thomas R. Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Meridian Ballroom
12:00 Wrap up Meridian Ballroom
12:15 Thank you Meridian Ballroom