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Advancing Informatics Competencies Amongst Canadian Nurses
Similar to most developed countries, Canada’s health sector has been focused on the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) in all settings. Although nursing students and graduates are being exposed to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in practice settings, nursing schools have only recently begun to integrate informatics/eHealth content into undergraduate nursing curricula. Additionally, a limited number of nurse educators have the requisite knowledge, skills and confidence to address students’ learning needs associated with informatics. In order to address these issues, several initiatives have been funded by the Canada Health Infoway and delivered in partnership with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Join us to dive deeper into these initiatives and hear about the impact they have had so far in Canada’s health sector. Presented by Lynn M. Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

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Factors Associated with Canadian Nurses’ Informatics Competency
Authors: Manal Kleib, PhD, RN, and Lynn Nagle, PhD, RN, FAAN As digital innovations continue to transform health systems in Canada, it is important to examine registered nurses’ preparedness in informatics and factors associated with informatics competency. An exploratory, descriptive, cross-sectional survey was used to determine self-perceived informatics competencies, and factors associated with competency, among practicing nurses in Alberta. Click here to access the full article.

A Progress Report on the State of Pharmacy Informatics Education in US Pharmacy Schools and Colleges
Authors: Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD, Elizabeth A. Breeden, DPh, MS, Amanda R. Fingado, MPH, Cindy L. Kaing, PharmD, Allen J. Flynn, PharmD, Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD The objective of this article was to characterize informatics education opportunities in US colleges and schools of pharmacy curricula. Over the past 10 years, little observable progress has been made in pharmacy school curricula in response to the increasing importance of informatics to the profession. Pharmacy programs can address this educational gap by internal (eg, course development) and external (eg, open source curriculum) solutions. Click here to access the full article.

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