Technology in the School Health Office | Nursing Informatics
Nursing Informatics: The study of information technology as it applies to the profession of nursing. It impacts nursing practice, service, education and research. Today’s nurses must have a good knowledge base in computer technology to function in this information rich health care environment. The use of computers has grown to include discussion forums, on-line research and electronic networking among colleagues. Nurses use computerized health information systems more than any other group of health care professionals. No matter what your individual level of expertise, you will find that the professional organizations for nursing informatics provide valuable resources which you can use to advance your understanding and practice.
Nursing Informatics Organizations
- Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) - Provides a single point of connection between nursing informatics individuals and groups, and the broader nursing and healthcare community to advance nursing informatics leadership, practice, education, policy and research through a unified voice of nursing informatics organizations.
- American Nurses Association (ANA) Health IT - Describes Health IT initiatives ANA has launched and participated in including: Developing standardized nursing languages, nominating nurse leaders to federal Health IT committees and workgroups, developing position statements on Health IT initiatives, policy, and standards, Participating in Health IT alliances, including the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association, and Healthcare Information and Management Systems.
- ANIA-CARING is a nursing informatics organization advancing the delivery of quality healthcare through the integration of informatics in practice, education, administration, and research. This organization was created January 1, 2010 when the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) and CARING, announced their merger into a new entity, ANIA-CARING.
- American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)-Supports a broad community for interdisciplinary professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains across a continuum from basic and applied research, into clinical practice, and out to the consumer and public health arena. AMIA bridges the knowledge and collaboration in each of five domains: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)-Is not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.