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Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (HiNZ-NI)

HiNZ-NI publishes a free quarterly eNewsletter with digital health updates of relevance to nurses.


What is Nursing Informatics?

The HiNZ nursing informatics special interest group (HiNZ-NI) supports the development of nursing informatics in New Zealand.


The IMIA-NI definition of nursing informatics is: “Nursing Informatics science and practice integrates nursing, its information and knowledge and their management with information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families and communities world-wide.”


Our purpose is as follows:
  • To encourage nurses to engage with health informatics and with HiNZ.
  • Ensure nursing representation at the HiNZ Board
  • Acknowledge excellence in nursing informatics
  • To strengthen and advance the visibility of nursing informatics in New Zealand, internationally.
  • Strengthen and advance nursing informatics through practice, policy, innovation, leadership and research


Guidelines: Informatics for nurses entering practice 2018 
Are you working in nursing education or about to enter practice as a Registered Nurse? The booklet Guidelines: Informatics for nurses entering practice 2018 identifies the key knowledge, skills and behaviours beginning nurses need to display in nursing informatics. These were developed for the New Zealand context and are based on four principles outlined for practice. To learn more download the Guidelines: Informatics for nurses entering practice here.



HiNZ-NI publishes a free eNewsletter with digital health updates of relevance to nurses.  To sign up for the nursing informatics eNewsletter please fill in this online form. Or if you have questions, please email Gloria at


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Membership of HiNZ-NI Executive
  • Members of the HiNZ-NI Executive must be current members of HINZ.
  • At least one member of the HiNZ-NI Executive must be a current HiNZ Board Member.
  • A maximum number of ten individuals will form the HiNZ-NI Executive at any one time. Additional members may be seconded onto the group for specific purposes / periods.
  • Members will be drawn from across the spectrum of nursing disciplines and from different regions across New Zealand.
  • New members of the HiNZ-NI Executive may be proposed by current HiNZ-NI Executive members or by the HINZ Board and decided by majority vote.
The current HiNZ-NI Executive members are:
  • Emma Collins, Otago Polytechnic (Chair)
  • Deb Boyd, Auckland Eye (HiNZ Board Member)
  • Sally Britnell, AUT
  • Angela de Zwart, Orion Health
  • Jodie Healey, Southern DHB
  • Michelle Honey, University of Auckland
  • Lucy Westbrooke, Auckland DHB
  • Kate Yeo, Waikato DHB


Are you interested in being appointed to the HiNZ-NI Executive? Email the HiNZ CEO


HiNZ, PO Box 300125, Albany, Auckland 0752, New Zealand.

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