Nursing Informatics is defined by the American Nurses Association as “a specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.” (ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice, 2nd Edition, 2015, pp. 1 – […]
Are you ready to increase your knowledge about Nursing and Healthcare Informatics? Here are some Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Informatics workshops and conferences that you might want to check out: ANIA Annual Conference Digital Health Summit Health 2.0 Europe HIMSS Conference iHealth 2017 Clinical Informatics Conference International Congress in Nursing […]
Nursing Informatics Programs Below is an informational list of Nursing Informatics Programs.  This is not a comprehensive list and is NOT in any way an endorsement or recommendation by the website owner of any of the schools listed below.  Please use your own judgement and perform due diligence when applying […]
Before any new technology gets implemented in the clinical arena, a lot of work has already gone into identifying the problem or need for such new technology, picking the right tool, programming or tweaking the tool for use in a particular setting, having users test the tool, and training the […]
ARRA is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009. According to the U.S. Government’s recovery.gov website, “The purpose of the $787 billion Recovery package is to jump-start the economy to create and save jobs.” Title XIII of this […]
An EHR (Electronic Health Record) Analyst role is usually an entry-level role in the world of Nursing Informatics.  It may or may not require previous experience in the clinical area.  People from different backgrounds who have a desire and aptitude for working with clinical systems can work as Analysts for […]
“How do I get started in Nursing Informatics?” “Do I need a master’s degree in Nursing Informatics to have a career in this field?” “How can I build up my experience so that a hospital or other healthcare facility will hire me?” These are just some of the questions that […]
The world of Nursing Informatics is deep and complex, and nurses can fill varied and multi-faceted roles in this arena. This new field is still very much in the process of growing and defining itself.  The roles listed below can serve as a guide or a starting point for the […]
Ever since I started talking about transitioning to the field of Nursing Informatics back in 2006, I have been asked many, many questions about it by both nurses and non-nurses: What is nursing informatics? Is it a recognized nursing specialty? Do you have to like working with computers? Does someone […]