Applies knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.
This career is part of the Information Technology cluster Programming and Software Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Translates nursing practice information between nurses and systems engineers, analysts, or designers using object-oriented models or other techniques.
- Designs, develops, selects, tests, implements, and evaluates new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts.
- Applies knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to nursing practice, education, administration, or research, in collaboration with other health informatics specialists.
- Analyzes and interprets patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve nursing services.
- Identifies, collects, records, or analyzes data that are relevant to the nursing care of patients.
- Develops, implements, or evaluates health information technology applications, tools, processes, or structures to assist nurses with data management.
- Develops strategies, policies or procedures for introducing, evaluating, or modifying information technology applied to nursing practice, administration, education, or research.
- Uses informatics science to design or implement health information technology applications to resolve clinical or health care administrative problems.
- Analyzes computer and information technologies to determine applicability to nursing practice, education, administration, and research.
- Provides consultation to nurses regarding hardware or software configuration.