As an Informatics Nurse, Iā€™m an essential health care worker. Here are some of the things I do to support safe patient care and help improve outcomes: šŸ”¹ I help provide correct and timely electronic medical record (EMR) access to clinicians.šŸ”¹ I work with clinicians and data analysts to develop […]
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 ā€“ […]
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 […]
(Note: This post was originally published in June 2011, and is occasionally updated.Ā  Last update: August 2020) “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 […]
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 […]