What You Need to Know About Being an Informatics Nurse
Informatics nurses help manage, interpret and communicate vital medical data flowing in and out of doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. Few informatics nurses perform any patient care duties. Rather, these nurses look for ways to simplify and enhance documentation using advanced computer and information technologies. Instead of spending each shift handwriting notes into every patient’s chart, nursing informatics makes it possible to record notes sooner and faster using computers, handheld devices, voice recognition and other tools. The goal of informatics nurses is to design and implement systems that improve documentation accuracy, eliminate unnecessary work, enhance accuracy, and enable analysis of clinical data. Nurses in this specialty usually work in the information systems department of a healthcare organization and are skilled in computer science, information technology and nursing science. Informatics nurses also work to develop medical technology and train other nurses on the latest systems.
$55,000 - $75,000
Annual Salary Range
RN, Informatics Nurse Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)