Dr. Wendy Looman Promotes Meaningful Use of Data in Care Coordination with Families

Wendy Looman, PhD, APRN, PNP, is an associate professor at the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, USA. Dr. Looman studies telehealth care coordination interventions for families of children with medical complexity. She uses the ANA Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom (DIKW) framework to understand how nurses transform assessment data in electronic health records into meaningful information in their work with families. Through the TeleFamilies Bridge project, she is working with colleagues in Minnesota to design and test a family-oriented, cloud-based portal to help nurses and families coordinate care across systems to support family management of chronic conditions. The project promotes meaningful use of family assessment data through a shared care plan and relationship-based care coordination.  Wendy served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of IFNA from 2013-2016. She is currently a member of the IFNA Communications Committee and tweets regularly about family nursing and family health. For more information contact IFNA member, Wendy Looman. Twitter: https://twitter.com/looma003

Looman, W. S., Erickson, M. M., Garwick, A. W., Cady, R. G., Kelly, A., Pettey, C., & Finkelstein, S. M. (2012). Meaningful use of data in care coordination by the advanced practice registered nurse: The TeleFamilies Project. Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN, 30(12), 649. doi:10.1097/NXN.0b013e318266caf2.