Nursing Informatics: Getting Nursing a Seat at the Table
AONE (American Organization of Nurse Executives) has released a position paper on the Nursing Informatics Executive Leader.
This document utilizes the HIMSS Position Statement on Transforming Nursing Practice through Technology & Informatics as a foundation. Note the citations below:
- "Technology will continue to be a fundamental enabler to the future care delivery models and nursing informatics leaders will be essential to transforming practice through technology."
- An essential ingredient is the inclusion at the leadership table providing budgeting, oversight and strategic guidance to support not only nursing practice, "but the entire care delivery team in anticipating and adapting to changes in the healthcare environment bridging new care delivery models into clinical practice with the right technology solution."
This position statement, HIMSS' position statement, the IOM Report of the Future of Nursing Report and many other notable documents are demonstrating the role and power of nursing and nursing informatics professionals that "together, nurses and nursing informatics must lead, and be visible, vocal and present at the table to achieve healthcare delivery transformation" (HIMMSS).