In order to assist you in deciding how to integrate informatics
into your curriculum, the Task Group on Faculty Development
related to informatics competencies reviewed
many resources, then further organized informatics content
into four general curricular threads:
Use of health information technology to augment/support the nursing care
process – includes concepts such as safety, care improvement, decision
assistance/support, outcome analysis, and data analysis.
Communication – includes electronic health records, personal health
records, standardized languages and terminology.
Issues – includes legal, ethical, social, security, advocacy, and
Nursing involvement through teamwork/collaboration – covers the
nurses role in determining usability, workflow analysis, and systems selection/evaluation.