06. Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics is a sub-specialty of health informatics that integrates computer science and information science to manage nursing practice. Nursing informatics facilitates the integration of data, information, and knowledge to support patients, nurses and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings”. As cited in the TIGER Report, Nursing Informatics is defined by the American Nurses Association (ANA), Nursing Informatics Practice Scope and Standards of Practice of 2008 as “the integration of nursing science, computer information science, and cognitive science to manage communication and expand the data, information, knowledge and wisdom of nursing practice”. Nurse Informaticians analyze, design and implement information systems in a variety of settings, translate between health care providers, patients and technical staff, and ensure high quality data are captured and translated into knowledge that can be used to improve health outcomes.

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