nursing informatics


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nurs·ing in·for·mat·ics

(nŭrs'ing in'fōr-mat'iks)
1. Nursing specialty surrounding the use of computer technology to support nursing practice, management, research, and education. It is informed by both computer science and nursing science.
2. Integration of data to support patient care, nurses, and other providers.

nursing informatics

Informatics applied to nursing science to manage, process, and analyze nursing data, information, and knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care.
See also: informatics
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The Self-Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies Scale (SANICS) was used to assess informatics competencies (Yoon, Yen, & Bakken, 2009).
The nursing informatics workforce: Who are they and what do they do?
Academic courses in computer skills, informatics skills, evidenced-based practice, effectiveness research, and nursing administration or operational business management, including a required course in nursing informatics for nurses preparing them for an administrative career, could be developed in tandem with continuing education opportunities offered by academic or health institutions.
We also look forward to assisting in the growth of Arizona nursing informatics professionals by providing an opportunity to network with other nurse informaticists.
suburb of Silver Spring, Md., says the chief nursing informatics officer (CNIO) needs to be prepared and have the experience to lead the care transformation by redesigning a culture and workflows, as well as understanding the impact this has on all the disciplines.
It covers nursing, information, computer, and cognitive sciences, and the ethical management of information; various perspectives on nursing informatics and practice; precare and care support functions of administrative applications; healthcare delivery applications; how informatics supports nursing education and research; and bioinformatics.
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Shortly after this monograph was published, the term nursing informatics started to appear in the literature.
The ANA published the first Scope of Practice for Nursing Informatics in 1994 and the Standards of Practice for Nursing Informatics in 1995.
Nursing Informatics: An Evolving and Much-Needed Specialty
On February 11, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Certification voted to approve the formal establishment of a collaborative relationship with the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI).

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