Towards Defining Nursing Informatics Competencies in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland

There is a wealth of excellent recommendations concerning medical and nursing informatics competencies including the TIGER recommendations (see references). The competencies necessary, however, might vary from country to country and from nursing culture to nursing culture.

The NI workgroups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland therefore agreed to compile a consolidated set of recommendations that:

  • Complies with the relevant literature,
  • Makes use of existing national recommendations of other healthcare professionals, and
  • Is based on a comprehensive survey of selected experts in this field from the three countries

All in all, 120 experts were invited to participate and received a link to the questionnaire. As of 18th May 2015, 83 experts responded.