Examples of New Technology (02:52)
A study showed less than 20% of nursing time is spent on patient care activities and 7% on patient observation. Utilizing new technology may create a more effective work environment. Examples include: mobile computers, tablets, virtual office visits, tele-health abilities, patient portals, and e-prescribing.
Software Technologies (03:21)
Electronic health records assemble information about a patient's needs and care, and allow data to be efficiently recorded and accessed; nurses must receive training. The TIGER program outlines critical nurse competency in informatics technology.
Components of Practice (01:22)
Nurses should be able to transform data into knowledge. The three components of informatics with increasing complexity are data, information, and knowledge.
The Informatics Specialty (05:52)
An informatics nurse (IN)is a registered nurse with informatics experience; an informatics nurse specialist (INS) has formal graduate informatics education. Learn the roles and responsibilities of these professionals, and elements of project management.
Roles of the Nursing Informatics Executives (01:12)
The impact of technology extends beyond patient care and workflow. Informatics nurses with management experience can help improve the healthcare system.
How Informatics Affects Nursing (06:29)
Technology enhances safety, quality, and efficacy of health care; nurses must have a basic understanding of informatics. Learn ways informatics is beneficial in the clinical setting
Patient Education (03:12)
Informatics allows patients to be a part of their health care team. Learn identification tips for trustworthy online sites.
Credits: Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Nursing (01:21)
Credits: Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Nursing
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