Nursing Informatics In Nursing: Informatics In The Nursing Profession
Informatics in the Nursing Profession
Nursing informatics has existed as a specialty practice since 1984.  The field encompasses many related information technology (IT) disciplines, such as:
Informatics involves IT as it applies to delivering nursing care, including training, management and clinical practice. The field combines IT, computer science and the nursing discipline to support caregiving. Using informatics, nurses manage important data …show more content…
 The Institute of Medicine defines quality of care as “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increases the likelihood of desired patient outcomes and are consistent with professional knowledge.” On a scale of one to seven, over 60-percent of survey respondents rated the impact informatics has made on the nursing profession as a six or seven.
The survey considers when the participating respondents’ institutions hired a dedicated informatics specialist. The poll revealed that the longer an organization practiced formalized informatics, the better the nursing staff perceived service quality. This perception was similar, but slightly higher, among informatics nursing specialists.
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