The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) position statement, "Transforming Nursing Practice through Technology & Informatics," which was approved by the HIMSS board on June 17, 2011, advocates that nurse leader roles, such as the nursing informatics
executive, the CNIO, the chief clinical information officer, and the vice president of nursing informatics
, be true partners with the chief nursing office (CNO) and other executive leaders to transform healthcare through technology "that is interoperable, patient-centric, user-friendly and focused on quality outcomes.
Practiced a minimum of 2,000 hours in nursing informatics
in the past three years
The first meeting to set up a national nursing informatics
group was held six weeks later.
Now, despite 20 plus years of accomplishments, nursing informatics
in nursing education remains an elusive concept.
In 2005, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Nursing Informatics
Working Group (NIWG) in collaboration with the Alliance for Nursing Informatics
(ANI), a consortium of 21 independent nursing informatics
organizations representing over 2000 nurses, requested to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics' Standard Occupational Classification Systems the addition of the Informatics Nurse to the major groups of occupations with subgroups for an informatics nurse, informatics specialist, and informatics nurse researcher.
The Collaborative Nursing Informatics
Program (CNIP) enriches students' backgrounds and education and provides a basis for their future coursework and clinical experiences.
The goal of nursing informatics
is to "optimize information management and communication through the use of information technology and support nurses as they improve the health of populations, communities, families and individuals by optimizing information management and communication.
Registered nurses with Master of Science in Nursing degrees can enroll in Chamberlain's online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education or Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics
, with or without practicums.
Rapid-fire changes in health care technology have driven the growth of nursing informatics
, making education key for these professionals who work in a wide variety of settings blending nursing practice and technology.
ANIA was a co-sponsor with Syracuse University for a Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics
The 2011 Information Technology and Communications in Health conference, in Victoria, British Columbia, covered such areas as clinical decision support, health records, human computer interaction, nursing informatics
, and standardization and interoperability.
I became involved in nursing informatics
in the late 1990s at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.