Specialization in Nursing Informatics
Lead Faculty: Dr. Barbara F. Piper
The Specialization in Nursing Informatics is designed for nurses who seek advanced education in informatics theory and practice. Nurses play an important leadership role in the implementation of health information technology in health care delivery organizations. Potential students include nurses who participate and in some instances lead the successful deployment of health information technologies to achieve improvement in the quality, safety, outcomes and thus value of health services in the United States. The goal is to equip RNs for leadership roles in informatics that includes the information and knowledge management best practices and effective technology capabilities for nurses identified through the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform Initiative (http://www.tigersummit.com/).
The Specialty courses offered in the MSN Program of Study in Nursing Informatics are designed using the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Model to develop IPE Competencies.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Collaborate with interprofessional teams to conduct a needs assessment, plan, design, transition to and evaluate information systems and innovative technologies.
- Employ evidenced-based practice resources and references to support the adoption and use of healthcare technologies at the point of care.
- Evaluate ongoing quality and process improvement for patient-centered care systems that optimize clinical workflow, care coordination, and patient outcomes.
- Appraise the healthcare technology environment to ensure compliance with ethical, legal and regulatory mandates and professional standards for advanced practice.
- HTM 552 EHR Meaningful Use
- HTM 660 System Management and Planning
- HTM 520 Health Information Exchange
- HTM 680 Health Informatics Case Study
- HTM 692 Health Informatics Capstone