Integration of Nursing Informatics Skills and Competencies

Integration of Nursing Informatics Skills and Competencies

Nursing Informatics (NI) integrates the science of nursing with communication and information technologies in order to promote patient care (Collins, 2016). As a Registered Nurse (RN) clinical care coordination manager, my work revolves around organizing patient care activities to facilitate the provision of quality services. To achieve this, all parties involved in healthcare provision need to share clinical information. Nurses need to gather, document, and share this information as a way of promoting quality care.  In all these aspects, clinical informatics vital.

In the area of Family Nursing, practitioners have to work with other nurses to provide family-centered care. As an FNP, the services offered have a wide spectrum, ranging from health promotion to disease prevention by providing the necessary counseling across the lifespan (Darvish, et al., 2014). The work entails developing patient treatment plans, performing screening evaluations and diagnostic test, managing lifestyle, and educating patients on disease prevention. To achieve the desired success, it is important to understand family clinical history. Health informatics skills plays a huge role in enabling FNPs to gather critical information, sharing with patients and their families, and aiding in decision making (Caligtan at al., 2012). Nurses are also able to interact at greater heights. Crucial information enables patients to have better control over their health.

After completing the Pre-TIGER assessment for this week, I plan to achieve key nursing informatics competencies. Key among them include the ability to access information and data by navigating systems such as file servers, and retrieval systems (Hunter, Dee & Hebda, 2012). Further, I also plan to learn skills in advanced software applications for statistical analysis, PowerPoint presentations, statistical analysis, and quality assurance. I further intend to gain advanced knowledge of legal and ethical issues surrounding patient information collection, sharing, and dissemination. All of these aspects are critical in promoting quality health care.




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Collins, S. (2016). Nursing Informatics Competencies: Psychometric Validation, Dissemination, and Maintenance of Self-Assessment Tool for Nurse Leaders. In Nursing Informatics (pp. 710-712).

Darvish, A., Bahramnezhad, F., Keyhanian, S., & Navidhamidi, M. (2014). The role of nursing informatics on promoting quality of health care and the need for appropriate education. Global journal of health science6(6), 11.

Hunter, K. M., Dee, M., & Hebda, T. (2012). Operationalizing TIGER NI competencies for online assessment of perceived competency. In NI 2012: 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, June 23-27, 2012, Montreal, Canada.(Vol. 2012). American Medical Informatics Association.