“The measure of intelligence is the willingness to change”—Albert Einstein. Nurse informaticist Betsy Weiner likes that quote because change is what informatics is all about.

The senior associate dean for informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing proved the point at the Nursing Informatics Symposium at HIMSS14 by giving an example at how informatics education has been provided in just the past three decades. First there was computer-assisted instruction, then interactive videodisk, followed with CD, DVD, Web and now virtual worlds such as Second Life.

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