Dear Friends in the Nursing Informatics Community:
This week (October 1-8, 2017) is National Health IT Week. In honor of this event, the content of the September 2017 (vol 35, no. 9) issue of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing will be available to all who visit the website at no charge for the month of October. I appreciate the support of our publisher, Wolters Kluwer to join in this celebration and provide this information to all who are interested.
National Health IT Week was founded by HIMSS and the Institute for e-Health Policy in 2006. The Administration, Congress, corporations, providers, and non-profit organizations around the country are all recognizing the value of shining the spotlight on health IT for one week every year. It is exciting for CIN, which is the leading nursing informatics journal in the world, to be part of "shining the spotlight," during our 35th anniversary year. The articles in this issue—and every issue of CIN—report cutting edge research, trends, and innovations in the specialty of nursing informatics. If you are a regular reader, I hope you will share this information with colleagues. And if you are not a subscriber, please learn more about the Journal and consider joining the ranks of our ongoing readership with a personal subscription in November.
Although saying "Happy Health IT Week" sounds a little silly, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of IT to innovative healthcare and positive patient outcomes. As the Editor-in-Chief of CIN, I am proud to be part of this effort.
With my warmest regards,
Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Editor-in-Chief, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing