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News & Talks

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08/23] Two new publications. In JAMIA: Evaluating the Representation of Disaster Hazards in SNOMED CT: Gaps and Opportunities; and ii) Differing Effects of Implementation Leadership Characteristics on Nurses’ Use of mHealth Technologies in Clinical Practice: Cross-Sectional Survey Study in JMIR Nursing.

[08/23] Charlene and the NAIL Collaborative are awarded the Artificial Intelligence Journal (Elsevier): Funding for Promoting AI Research to host the workshop entitled "Setting the Research Agenda: A Workshop on the Ethical, Social, and Legal Implications of Using Generative AI in Healthcare."

[07/23] Sharon, Nicole, and Charlene give 5 presentations at CNIA 2023 (Calgary, AB) and at the International Council of Nurses Congress 2023 (Montreal, QC).

[07/23] Charlene starts parental leave and things will slow down for the next year :)

[06/23] Charlene and Dr. Xiaoxiao Li are awarded the University of British Columbia (UBC) - Collaborative Research Mobility Award to support collaboration across the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

[06/23] Our team is awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant.

[05/23] Charlene receives the 2023 UBC School of Nursing Recent Alumni Award

[05/23] Charlene and the NAIL Collaborative receive support from Fondation Brocher (Hermance, Switzerland) to host the "Embedding nursing expertise in artificial intelligence-based health technology development" workshop in November 2024. 

[04/23] To kick off the UBC DASH Cluster AI Meets Ethics series, Charlene gives an invited talk entitled "Health data foundations and equitable AI."


[04/23] We have established our HIE PIE Advisory committee! Stay tuned for developments :) 

[03/23] CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: The NAIL Collaborative are organizing the 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Nursing (AINurse23) on June 15th, co-located with the 21st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2023) - See you in Portoroz, Slovenia! Submit your paper by April 8th. 


[03/23] 2 presentations at the 2023 UBCO ISHC Conference

[02/23] 4 abstracts are accepted to CNIA 2023 in June

[01/23] 2 abstracts are accepted to ICN 2023 Congress in July

[12/22] Our team is awarded a UBC HIFI award for the project entitled "Designing and developing a cost-effective, immersive-technology based veinfinding device to solve difficult intravenous access in healthcare settings." Congratulations Vanessa, Rohith, and Ammar!

[11/22] Charlene visits collaborators and colleagues at Columbia University and the Visiting Service of New York.

[11/22] Our team is awarded a UBC Hampton Fund Research Grant.

[11/22] Charlene is recognized as a 2022 Emerging Women Leader in Digital Health by Digital Health Canada.

[10/22] We receive operational approval for data transfer from VCH!

[09/22] Charlene is awarded a 2022 AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence.

[09/22] We secured MURPH funding for two projects

[09/22] Welcome to our new team members: Vanessa and Ammar!

Recent Publications

For a complete list of publications, check my Google Scholar profile.

Moen, H., Alhuwail, D., Björne, J., Block, L., Celin, S., Jeon, E., ... & Peltonen, L. M. (2022). Towards Automated Screening of Literature on Artificial Intelligence in Nursing. Studies in health technology and informatics, 290, 637-640.

Ronquillo, C.E., Mitchell, J., Alhuwail, D., Peltonen, L. M., Topaz, M., & Block, L. J. (2022). The Untapped Potential of Nursing and Allied Health Data for Improved Representation of Social Determinants of Health and Intersectionality in Artificial Intelligence Applications: A Rapid Review. Yearbook of Medical Informatics.


Block, L. J., Ronquillo, C., Hardiker, N. R., Wong, S. T., & Currie, L. M. (2021). Mapping of Wound Infection Concepts. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 284, 431-435.

Von Gerich, H., Moen, H., Block, L.J., Chu, C.H., DeForest, H., Hobensack, M., Michalowski, M., Mitchell, J., Nibber, R., Olalia, M.A.P., Pruinelli, L., Ronquillo, C.E., Topaz, M., Peltonen, L.M. Artificial Intelligence-based technologies in nursing: A scoping literature review of the evidence. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 104153. doi:


Chu, C. H., Ronquillo, C., Khan, S., Hung, L., & Boscart, V. (2021). Technology Recommendations to Support Person-Centered Care in Long-Term Care Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 1-16.

Ronquillo, C., Dahinten, V. S., Bungay, V., & Currie, L. M. (2021). Nurses' Use of mHealth Functions. Studies In Health Technology And Informatics, 284, 280-284.

Fernandez-Luque, L., Kushniruk, AW., Georgiou, A., Basu, A., Petersen, C., Ronquillo, C. E., Paton, C., Nøhr, C., Kuziemsky, C.E., Alhuwail, D., Skiba, D., Huesing, E., Gabarron, E., Borycki, E.M., Magrabi, F., Denecke, K., Peute, L.W.P., Topaz, M., Al-Shorbaji, N., Lacroix, P., Marcilly, R., Cornet, R., Iyengar, S., Gogia, S.B., Kobayashi, S., Deserno, T.M., Mettler, T., Vimarlund, V., Zhu, X. (2021). Evidence-based health informatics as the foundation for the COVID-19 response: a joint call for action. Methods of Information in Medicine, 59(06), 183-192.

Ronquillo, C.E., Peltonen, L.M., Pruinelli, L., Chu, C.H., Bakken, S., Beduschi, A., Cato, K., Hardiker, N., Junger, A., Michalowski, M., Nyrup, R., Rahimi, S., Reed, N., Salakoski, T., Salanterä, S., Walton, N., Weber, P., Wiegand, T., Topaz, M. (2021). Using artificial intelligence in nursing: Priorities, opportunities, and recommendations from an international invitational think-tank of the Nursing and Artificial Intelligence Leadership (NAIL) Collaborative. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(9), 3707-3717.

Jeon, E., Peltonen, L.-M., Block, L., Ronquillo, C., Tayaben, J. L., Nibber, R., Pruinelli, L., Perezmitre, E. L., Sommer, J., Topaz, M., Eler, G. J., Shishido, H. Y., Wardaningsih, S., Sutantri, S., Ali, S., Alhuwail, D., Abd-Alrazaq, A., Akhu-Zaheya, L., Lee, Y.-L., . . . Lee, J. (2021). Emergency Remote Learning in Nursing Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 281, 942-946.

Topaz, M., Peltonen, L.M., Alhuwail, D., Barakati, S.S., Lewis, A., Moen, H., Veeranki, S.P.K., Block, L., Risling, T., & Ronquillo, C.E. (2021). How to improve health information technology to address COVID-19 pandemic: an international survey with health informatics experts. Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2021, 30(01), 61-68.

Block, L. J., Ronquillo, C., Hardiker, N. R., Wong, S. T., & Currie, L. M. (2021). Mapping of Wound Infection Concepts. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 284, 431-435.

Guruge, S., Lamaj, P., Lee, C., Ronquillo, C.E., Sidani, S., Leung, E., Ssawe, A., Altenburg, J., Amanzai, H., Morrison. (2021). COVID-19 restrictions: Experiences of immigrant parents in Toronto. AIMS Public Health, 8(1), 172-185.

Atique, S., Bautista, J.R., Block, L.J., Lee, J.J.J., Lozada‐Perezmitre, E., Nibber, R., O’Connor, S., Peltonen, L.M., Ronquillo, C., Tayaben, J. and Thilo, F.J. (2020). A nursing informatics response to COVID‐19: perspectives from five regions of the world. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76(10), 2462-2468.

O'Connor, S., Waite, M., Duce, D., O'Donnell, A., & Ronquillo, C. (2020). Data visualization in health care: The Florence effect. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76(7), 1488-1490.

Ronquillo, C., Dahinten, V. S., Bungay, V., & Currie, L. M. (2019). The Nurse LEADership for Implementing Technologies-Mobile Health Model (Nurse LEAD-IT-mHealth). Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 32(2), 71-84.

Peltonen, L.M., Nibber, R., Lewis, A., Block, L., Pruinelli, L., Topaz, M., Perezmitre, E.L. and Ronquillo, C. (2019). Emerging Professionals’ Observations of Opportunities and Challenges in Nursing Informatics. Nursing leadership (Toronto, Ont.), 32(2), pp.8-18.

Peltonen, L.M., Pruinelli, L., Ronquillo, C., Nibber, R., Peresmitre, E.L., Block, L., Deforest, H., Lewis, A., Alhuwail, D., Ali, S. and Badger, M.K. (2019). The current state of Nursing Informatics–An international cross-sectional survey. Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare, 11(3), pp.220-231.

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