Informatics Functional Areas
Informatics is one of the most diverse disciplines in health care. Many nurses have been able to capitalize on their informatics knowledge and interests to carve out new roles within their own health care setting. As you embark on your own informatics career path, it is important to be aware of the vast possibilities that await you. One of the best sources to begin your investigation is the American Nurses Association (ANA). The ANA recognizes that nursing informatics titles have little standardization across health care settings. As such, they have categorized the roles of informaticist into nine functional categories:
In this Assignment, you first consider the various functional areas as outlined by the ANA. You then examine your personal attributes and interests as you consider your future as a nurse informaticist.
Submit a 4- to 5-page paper on Saturday 06/11/2016 by 12pm noon in APA format with 6 references that addresses the following:
In this chapter, the authors explain the transition from paper-based records to electronic records. The chapter provides an overview of the historical events that contributed to the rise of electronic health records.
This article discusses how the health care field can be reformed by increasing access to information across organizations and professionals. The authors of the article justify the need for this reform and provide guidance on how it can be achieved.
The emergence of nursing informatics in health care is the main topic of this article. New trends in informatics are discussed, as well as the certification process, nurse education, and the implementation of new systems to support patient care.
The author of this article emphasizes the need for nurses to develop skills for improving care and embracing new health care innovations. The author also describes the connection between individual nursing practice and the system-wide success of informatics.
In this article, the author analyzes the impact of the movement towards digitized medical data on patient care. The author discusses how this movement places more responsibility and empowerment on the patient.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.
In this week’s media presentation, Gail Latimer, Dr. Patricia Button, and Dr. Roy Simpson discuss one of the most important aspects of informatics: the collection and aggregation of health information. The electronic health record (EHR) is discussed, as well as the nurse’s roles in working with EHR systems