For Immediate Release
Contact: Jill Gray, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, 207-779-2555
Is one of just two care team members certified in the MaineHealth System
FARMINGTON, ME – Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) is pleased to announce that long-term employee Taffy Davis, MSN, RN-BC, has been awarded certification in nursing informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This certification is designed for registered nurses who have a strong background in both nursing and informatics.
Davis is just one of two care team members employed by the MaineHealth system who hold the nursing informatics credential.
To receive the certification, Davis satisfied eligibility criteria to apply and successfully complete the ANCC Informatics Nursing Certification exam with a passing grade. The exam consisted of questions on nursing informatics, including data management, information systems, project management, ethics, and legal considerations.
“I enjoy the challenge of the evolving nursing informatics role and integrating technology to improve patient care and clinician efficiency,” said Davis. “I also like working with all clinicians in the hospital and supporting them with the many applications in the electronic health record.”
Davis has been employed at FMH in multiple nursing positions, including clinical, education and management for 36 years, with the last six years in nursing informatics—the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage and communicate data, information and knowledge in nursing practice.
Health care informatics is driven by the goal of improving patient outcomes, enhancing efficiency, reducing medical errors and enabling evidence-based practice.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 employees, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.