Why is nursing informatics important in healthcare?

Informatics for Nurses


By: Robin Hoover, RN, MSN-HCI, Clinical Informaticist, Merit Health River Region and Susan A. Matney, MSN, RN-C, PhD, FAAN, Medical Informaticist, HDD Team, 3M Health Information Systems

A patient walks into the clinician’s office and the clinician reviews the patient’s medical history and current medication that is in the electronic health record (EHR) with him. The patient’s daughter is a nurse and he wonders how nurses are involved in these new EHRs.

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