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
Early bird (before April 01, 2017) $200.00 $250.00
Full registration (April 01, 2017) $350.00 $400.00

Refund Policy

Full refunds minus $50 are available until March 31st.
April 1 – April 30, refunds are half the original purchase.
After April 30, no refunds are available

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.

Conference Information


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

8:00 Welcome Welcome and Overview of the Day 
8:15 Informatics Infrastructure Terminology (LOINC/ SNOMED)
Clinical Information Modeling (CIMI)
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
9:30 BREAK
    Track 1: Quality Reporting  Track 2: Care Coordination  Track 3: Big Data Research 
9:45 Drivers related to the issue CMS, Joint Commission, Magnet Status MACRA and Other Drivers Precision Medicine, NIH, et al
10:30 Data analytics Types of Data Analytics - for Reporting - Dashboards Care Coordination Measures of Success Data Management Issues with Big Data
11:15 Exemplars from the Field Quality Reporting Exemplar Care Coordination Exemplar Big Data Research Exemplar
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Exemplars from the Field Quality Reporting Exemplar Care Coordination Exemplar Big Data Research Exemplar
1:45 Intro to Exercise - Planning for action Intro to Exercise Intro to Exercise Intro to Exercise
2:00 BREAK
2:15 Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise
3:15 Report out from groups
3:45 Learning Health System

Agenda: June 8

7:00 Registration/ Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
8:10 Speed Networking
8:30 Identifying Challenges and Opportunities within Standard Nursing Terminologies:  A Landscape Analysis of Current Standards 
9:30 Work Group Leaders Present Major Achievements
10:30 Break
10:45 Work Group Leaders Present Major Achievements
12:30 Lunch - Getting to Know You - Networking Event
1:30 Work Group Meetings
4:00 Share Major Discussion Points
4:30 Wrap Up
5:00 Reception

Agenda: June 9

7:15 Breakfast
8:00 Kickoff for the Day
8:15 Workgroup Planning for 2017-2018
9:30 Break
9:45 Workgroup Panel - Critical Actions and Collaboration for 2018 
11:00 Internet of Things - Future Vision and Nursing Involvement
12:00 Wrap up
12:15 Thank you