Nursing Informatics

Nursing informatics is a rapidly growing field in the healthcare sector. It is the combination of nursing, computer science and information sciences to maintain and improve medical data and systems to assist nursing practice and enhance patient care outcomes. To get a complete picture of the clinical status of a patient, nurses need to be able to access medical history, medication lists, laboratory and imaging results, and physician/interdisciplinary team notes.They use this information to effectively make decisions to improve the outcomes of patient care. The average annual salary for Nurse Informaticists is $100,717. Some of the most common nurse informatics job titles include the following

  • Informatics nurse specialist
  • Clinical analyst
  • Clinical informatics coordinator
  • Director – clinical informatics

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