Nursing Informatics

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The Nurse Informaticist

The study of nursing informatics includes analyzing nursing information requirements. A fundamental result includes learning how to maintain and operate systems, and instruct others on effective use of the data and information system to increase their knowledge.

Nurse Informaticists are:

  • Experts in understanding patient care workflow
  • In possession of additional education and experience related to their extensive clinical knowledge through technology and information systems

The responsibilities of Nurse Informaticists are to:

  • Communicate and coordinate patient care with all other clinical disciplines
  • Evaluate and improve discharge planning and transitions of care
  • Manage all information related to the nursing process for patient care delivery

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Why Choose Health Informatics?

The online health informatics degrees offered at UIC were created to cover a broader range of subject matter.  The programs at UIC encompass subjects that expand the scope of education and knowledge to prepare a nurse to enter the health informatics field in a variety of roles.

A health informatics degree prepare nurses for a variety of roles:

● Leadership and management
● Risk analysis
● Compliance and patient safety management
● Consultation
● Educational and professional training
● Policy development and advocacy
● Research and evaluation
● Project management
● Point of care programs
● Patient advocates

Why Choose UIC?

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With an online Master of Science in Health Informatics or Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics, you can be at the forefront of this exciting movement to transform the use of healthcare information. After graduating, many students go on to help organizations develop and implement clear health informatics strategies to improve the quality of patient care and optimize information.

Highlights of the health informatics program at UIC include:

Was the first online program fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), guaranteeing an exceptional level of quality and consistency in the curriculum and training delivered.

Recruited faculty widely considered experts in their respective fields of study. More than half are certified to teach in an online environment, giving students the most effective training application and real-world experience to make a smooth transition from the classroom to a health organization.

Offers a convenient online learning environment that allows students to complete graduate education while maintaining their personal and professional obligations. UIC courses are asynchronous with 24/7 access to the curriculum, making it ideal for working professionals to earn their degree on their own time.

Careers

The Master of Science in Health Informatics degree or Post-Master's certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago has the potential to qualify nurses for many different types of positions at a wide variety of organizations. The comprehensive degree program allows nurses to complement their skills and expand upon their informatics knowledge for competitive advancement within the industry.

Today, many organizations are in need of qualified health informaticians. The University of Illinois at Chicago degree can prepare nurses for positions within healthcare systems, other health care providers, public health organizations, research laboratories, long-term care, medical software firms, insurance agencies, pharmaceutical companies and education institutions.

Most nurse informaticists focus on electronic health record selection, implementation and training to improve clinical workflow, quality and to enhance the outcomes of patient care.

Some of the specific titles include:

  • Director of Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nursing Informatics Analyst
  • Clinical Analyst
  • Informatics Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Informatics Coordinator
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Resources

How the Affordable Care Act is Boosting Growth in Health Informatics

One of the many goals of the Affordable Care Act is to improve healthcare quality through the use of technology. The proposed technology varies from electronic health records to computer modeling used to track healthcare spending. The use of this technology and data to improve the health of patients and quality of care is called […]

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How Global Public Health Informatics Are Impacting Worldwide Health

In March, Ebola broke out in Guinea and has since spread to other African countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. It’s the largest and longest outbreak ever recorded with a 50 percent death rate. This is just one example why now, more than ever, public health officials depend on technology to provide accurate data […]

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4 Ways Health Informatics Improves Patient Care

In previous years, the health industry relied on a paper-based system to organize, store, interpret, and integrate patient records and medical information. However, with the informatics industry booming and allowing for new electronic technology and information systems, clinicians now find this data stored in convenient coded computer systems. Here are a few ways health informatics […]

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4 Ways Cloud Technology Is Changing the Healthcare System

Nowadays, cloud technology is a part of everyday life. From backing up your phone to saving photos, the cloud offers storage and accessibility with just the click of a button. Yet cloud technology is a feature that provides benefits outside of personal use. With 83 percent of healthcare organizations using cloud-based applications, cloud technology is here to stay. Cloud […]

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