The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing (KIMS)
1st International Nursing and Healthcare Informatics Training Course
in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
May 7-12, 2010 Lebanon, Beirut
|About Our KIMS Collaborating Center
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) re-designated the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing as a Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing for a third term (2009-2012). The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is the first PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center concentrating specifically on nursing information and communication technologies. As a Collaborating Center, IJHN engages in national and international activities that respond to nursing information, communication and knowledge management needs. As one example, our Collaborating Center hosts the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) which supports the professional development of nurses and midwives through collaborative networking and education.
Our Terms of Reference for 2009-2012:
About the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing
** Our raison d'etre: Why Do We Need Information and Knowledge Management? A WHO Health Metrics Network video.
** Hopkins Nursing Launches International Midwifery Online Community of Practice.
** HRH Princess Muna: Launch of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery Community of Practice Video
Collaborating Center Information
** PAHO Collaborating Center General Information Site
** The WHO Collaborating Center Central Database
** Secretary General of the WHO Global Network of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers
Resources for Global Nursing and Midwifery
** The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery Electronic Community of Practice (GANM CoP)
** Online Health Educational Modules
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