The Robyn Carr* Cup has been awarded since 2010 to encourage nurses in the informatics field and in recognition of work carried out to further the goals and achievements of nursing informatics.
The 2018 winner Angela de Zwart is a clinical consultant for health tech company Orion Health who has 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse and still practices on a casual basis as an emergency department nurse for Waitemata DHB.
She is described as an advocate for health IT solutions supporting user workflow and trasnforming healthcare delivery. She was the Project Lead for Emergency Care and Primary Care in the implementation of clinical information systems at Waitemata District Health Board and an Implementation Lead for the A+E and ADT Patient Administration System modules which included the introduction of electronic messaging, clinical portals and ED whiteboards. De Zwart is also a member of the executive ofrecently renamed and realigned HiNZ Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (HiNZ-NI).
Last year’s winner of the cup was Anna-Marie Scroggins, a clinical information specialist at MercyAscot Private Hospitals. The cup has been awarded since 2010 to encourage nurses in the informatics field and in recognition of work carried out to further the goals and achievements of nursing informatics.
The winner was announced at the HiNZ Conference this week by HiNZ-NI.
*Robyn Carr is one of the five nurses who organised New Zealand’s first nursing informatics conference in 1991. She went on to become World Chair of the Nursing Informatics Special Group of the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIA-NI). Last year Carr –and fellow longstanding New Zealand informatics nurse Lucy Westbrooke – were elected as founding members of the Geneva-based International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.