American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)
Founded in 1992, ANIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting nurses who design, implement and manage information technology and systems that enhance nursing education, clinical practice and research through networking, education, and professional activities.
Computer-Based Patient Record: An Essential Technology for Health Care
Health care professionals and policymakers seeking to ensure greater value in health care services face many boundary conditions that are fixed and a host of problems that are not. Today, the opportunity to affect one of those boundary conditions—the information management capabilities in health care—is within our grasp. This report advocates the prompt development and implementation of computer-based patient records (CPRs). Put simply, this Institute of Medicine committee believes that CPRs and CPR systems have a unique potential to improve the care of both individual patients and populations and, concurrently, to reduce waste through continuous quality improvement.
Healthcare Innovation delivers a bi-monthly print magazine and digital edition, daily enewsletters, and a comprehensive website. An annual subscription is free to qualified healthcare professionals.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Provides leadership in healthcare for the management of technology, information, and change through publications, educational opportunities, and member services. HIMSS has more than 43 chapters and more than 12,000 members working in healthcare organizations throughout the world. Members include healthcare professionals in hospitals, corporate healthcare systems, clinical practice groups, vendor organizations, healthcare consulting firms, and government bodies.
on Nursing Informatics
The American Nurses Association identified nursing informatics as an area of specialty practice. In may, 1993, the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) approved the formation of a Council on Nursing Informatics (CoNI) as a structural unit of the organization. The Council offers opportunities for nurse informaticists and other nurses interested in informatics to meet, network, discuss issues, and attend programs that enhance their knowledge of the specialty.
Nursing Informatics Frequently Asked Questions
Compiled by Susan K Newbold - a useful page outlining helpful answers to commonly asked questions by nurses interested in developing competency in nursing informatics.
PDA Cortex - The Journal of Mobile Informatics
An online journal dedicated to the use of mobile computing in nursing. On these pages nurses and all members of the healthcare team, can keep abreast of the changes in Mobile Informatics, and collaborate to advance Mobile Computing in healthcare.
The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics - OJNI
The first online nursing informatics journal, this quarterly publication offers informative articles and links on nursing informatics in a variety of contexts.
What is Nursing Informatics? | HIMSS
We're often asked to explain what nursing informatics is. While it's difficult to quickly summarize this complex field, at its core, it takes the clinical and the technical languages of health and translates them into one. It also promotes meaningful, user-friendly and patient-centric innovation while driving improved outcomes for patients and enhanced clinical workflows for healthcare staff.
What is Social Informatics and Why Does it Matter?
A thoughtful article by Rob Kling for D-LIB Magazine, on social informatics. A serviceable working conception of "social informatics" is that it identifies a body of research that examines the social aspects of computerization. A more formal definition is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts."