2019 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

Big Data Conference attendees

  • Join nationally recognized leaders for the seventh-annual Big Data Conference in Minneapolis.
  • Engage in advancing a national action plan to ensure that nursing data are captured and available in sharable, comparable formats for clinicians, administrators, researchers, policy makers and others to improve health outcomes.
  • Learn about the accomplishments of the work groups, their importance to your work and how to build on these in the future.

Conference location
The Graduate Hotel 
(formerly The Commons Hotel)​
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

  Pre-conference Conference  Full Conference
Early Bird* $250 $350 $600
Student $150 $250 $400
Full Registration $350 $400 $750
*Early bird registration closes at 11:59 PM on April 21, 2019

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, a refund, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be issued if you cancel in writing to the Office of Continuing Professional Development (soncne@umn.edu) by May 15, 2019. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Contact Hours
This conference is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for up to 17.0 contact hours of continuing nurse education. (Preconference up to: 6.5 contact hours; Main Conference up to: 10.5 contact hours)
However, the individual nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the State Board of Nursing requirements for acceptable continuing education.

June 5, 2019

June 6 – 7, 2019

Background of the NKBDS Initiative


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2018 Workgroups

2018 Proceedings

Photo gallery

Big Data: Empowering Health
A searchable, topic-driven repository for Big Data articles, workgroup reports, presentations and other documents.

Lisiane Pruinelli

Dr. Cyrus Batheja

Cyrus BathejaThe keynote speaker is year is Cyrus Batheja, Ed.D., M.B.A., P.H.N., B.S.N., R.N.. Dr. Batheja is the Chief Growth Officer for myConnections™ and Medicaid Vice President at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. myConnections™ is a UnitedHealthcare program that helps low-income individuals and families access essential social services that are the gateway to better health. UnitedHealthcare Community & State proudly serves nearly 6.4 million Medicaid members in 29 states, plus Washington D.C. UnitedHealthcare is a division of UnitedHealth Group which is a diversified health and well-being company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.


June 5 – Preconference

7:00     Registration
8:00     Welcome: Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiative
8:30     Break into Tracks

Track 1: Introduction to Data Science and Tools
Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN; Steven Johnson, PhD

Track 2: Standardized Data for Dash Boards and Real Time Alerts for Pain Management
Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP, FAAN; Uba Backonja, PhD, RN, Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Anne LaFlamme, DNP, RN

Track 3: Standardizing the Nursing Admission History and Screening to Reduce Documentation Burden
Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, FAAN; Shannon Huelett, DNP, RN, CNL; David Boyd, DNP, RN-BC; Sarah Michel MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

10:00   Break
10:30   Resume Track Activities
12:00   Lunch

Track 1: Hands on Data Science (Advanced SessionO
Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN; Steven Johnson, PhD

Track 2: Standardized Data for Dash Boards and Real Time Alerts – Cont’d

Track 3: Standardizing Nursing Admission History and Screening– Cont’d

2:30     Break
2:45     Resume Track Activities
4:00     Break
4:15     What was Helpful/ What is Needed for Future (Panel)
Laura Heermann Langford PhD, RN; Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN; Tristan Fin, BSc, BSN, RN, DNP Student; and others to be announced

5:00     Announcements

June 6

June 6 – Conference – Day 1

7:00     Registration
8:00     Welcome: Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science Initiative
8:15     Keynote -  Ten Easy Steps to Better Care at Lower Cost

Cyrus Batheja, Ed.D., MBA, PHN, BSN, RN -  Chief Growth Officer, myConnections™ and National Medicaid Vice President United Healthcare Community & State

9:15     HIT Policies, Information Exchange, and Implementation Local to National

Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA - President and CEO of Stratis Health
Lisa Moon, PhD, RN, Founder and CEO Advocate Consulting

10:00   Break
10:30   Work Group Report on 2018 Major Achievements
12:30   Lunch
1:30     Work Group Report on 2018 Major Achievements
2:00     Work Group Meetings - Breakouts
3:00     Break
3:30     Work Group Meetings - Breakouts
4:30     Future Perspective on Workgroup Activities (Panel)

Vicky Tiase, MSN, RN-BC, FAMIA; Susan C. Hull MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN

5:00     Wrap up and Reception

June 7

June 7 – Conference – Day 2

7:00     Breakfast
8:00     When Big Data Runs Healthcare
Futurist - Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, FAAN

9:15     Break
9:45     Workgroup Planning for 2019 – 2020
11:15   Break
11:30   Painting the Picture for Sharable and Comparable Nurse-Sensitive Data (Panel)
12:30   Box Lunch & Workgroup Meetings if needed