Nursing informatics is the specialty that transforms data into needed information and leverages technologies to improve health and health care equity, safety, quality, and outcomes.

We contribute to achieving the important goal of improved health of populations, communities, groups, families, and individuals.

Our vision is to create innovative, efficient technological solutions that enable clinicians to provide safe, high-quality care for patients, families and the community.

Learn more about the projects lead by Nursing Informatics at Give Back Time.


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Giving Back Time: Transforming Nursing Workflows

In the pursuit of providing leading-edge patient care, UCLA Health IT's Nursing Informatics team partnered with Nursing on our Giving Back Time initiative to optimize workflows and increase valuable time with patients.

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Simms/Mann Family Foundation recognizes Lynn Mayer

Lynn Mayer, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Informaticist, is among the 40 nurses recognized by the foundation, through Off the Chart: Rewarding Nursing Greatness, working at four medical centers in the Los Angeles area.

HIMSS Preview with UCLA Health Nurse Informaticist

Making nursing workload equitable with algorithms

Stesha Selsky and Meg Furukawa, nurse informaticists for the UCLA Health System, discuss how algorithms produce individual workload acuity scores using patient chart information in their HIMSS23 presentation preview.

Publications & Presentations

  • Cox, K., Malden, L., Mayer, L., Sabar, Q. (May 2024) Increase Bedside Adoption with Questionnaires. [Conference presentation.] Expert group Meeting, Verona Wisconsin.
  • Anderson, I., Furukawa, M., Mayer, L., Selsky, S. (2023). Engaging Frontline Nurses in Building an Electronic Workload Acuity Tool. Nurse Leader, Vol. 21, 3. 
  • Selsky, S. (2023 November 1). Growing Remote Patient Monitoring Programs [Conference presentation]. Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law Conference Summit. 
  • Mugford, Yvonne and Furukawa, Meg (August 2023). Epic Springs to Life, A Nursing informatics Fellowship. [Conference presentation] User group Meeting, Verona Wisconsin. 
  • Mugford, Yvonne and Furukawa, Meg (May 2023). Down the Stretch - A Nursing Informatics Fellowship [Conference top scoring poster and podium presentation]. ANIA annual conference
  • Selsky, S. (2023 May 3). Remote Patient Monitoring Panel [Conference presentation]. UC telehealth Summit, Irvine, CA. 
  • Furukawa, M., Mayer, L, Selsky, S. (2023 April 19). Building and Evaluating a Workload Acuity Tool [Conference presentation]. HIMSS 2023 Global Health Conference & Exhibition, Chicago, IL.