Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in their decision-making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology.
Creating a positive environment and enthusiasm for use of technology in clinical practice will be a long journey ahead and a key factor to achieving this success will be acknowledging that Informatics skills are not just for Informaticians!
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