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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Helen Edwards, RN, BA, MN

The Hospital for Sick Children
Director, Clinical Informatics and Technology
Nursing


Phone: 416-813-8302
Fax: 416-813-8273
Email: helen.edwards@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Helen received her nursing diploma from John Abbott College in Quebec in 1979, a BA in Health Studies from York University in 1995, and a Master in Nursing from University of Toronto in 2003.

Clinical Care Activities

Helen describes the focus of her role as influencing the technological transformation within the hospital – working with others to ensure that clinical and corporate computer applications support and reflect the practices and workflows for nursing and professional services staff. In addition, Helen’s role encompasses establishing evidence-based practices that drive the processes of acquiring and implementing new medical device technologies, to ensure optimal integration of technology with nursing practice.

In addition, Helen sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics and teaches in the Nursing Informatics course of the Master of Nursing Program at Ryerson University.

Achievements

2003 – member of Sigma Theta Tau
1999 – Canadian Nurses Foundation Paediatric Masters Award Scholarship
1999 – Hospital for Sick Children Alma Rae Fellowes Scholarship for Masters Education