Interaction of nurse informaticists with other professionals

Interaction of nurse informaticists with other professionals

Nurses who specialize in healthcare technology and experts in data or technology have an important job in the healthcare industry. They help introduce new technologies and make sure that information stays safe and is used correctly. In the healthcare place where I work, I’ve seen firsthand how these experts work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers. They help set up new technologies like electronic medical records (EMR) or computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems. They also teach others how to use these systems safely. The nurse experts often give one-on-one training to teach staff about the new system, help out if there are any problems, and answer any questions (Matney et al., 2021).

One way to make these interactions better is for the nurse experts and technology specialists to understand the needs and challenges of other workers. They can do this by having regular meetings with the team, listening to their worries and ideas, and giving feedback on how the new technologies can help them do their jobs better (O’Connor & LaRue, 2021). This would make an environment where everyone can work together to help patients.

The growing field of nursing informatics and the new technologies that come with it will likely make these professional interactions better. As people get used to new technologies, they will be more willing to work with nurse experts and specialists. This should make things work smoother and help patients more. Also, new technologies will give nurse experts and specialists more chances to learn new things, which can help the healthcare place and its patients (Kleib et al., 2021).


Kleib, M., Chauvette, A., Furlong, K., Nagle, L., Slater, L., & McCloskey, R. (2021). Approaches for defining and assessing nursing informatics competencies: a scoping review. JBI Evidence Synthesis19(4), 794-841.

Matney, S. A., Langford, L. H., & Staggers, N. (2021). Are nursing informatics competencies good enough?. JBI Evidence Synthesis19(4), 747-748.

O’Connor, S., & LaRue, E. (2021). Integrating informatics into undergraduate nursing education: A case study using a spiral learning approach. Nurse Education in Practice50, 102934.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the evolution of nursing informatics from a science to a nursing specialty.
  • Consider your experiences with nurse Informaticists or technology specialists within your healthcare organization.


Post a description of experiences or observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional interactions.

Maureen Hopkins Shadow health Objective Data Collection


Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, offering one or more additional interaction strategies in support of the examples/observations shared or by offering further insight to the thoughts shared about the future of these interactions.

Nurse Informatics Interaction and Strategies

Nice post Bertina! I totally get what you’re saying about how nursing is changing and becoming more important. Nurse experts who work with technology continue to be really important in making sure patients get good care. With all the new technology, communication between nurses and patients has gotten better, nursing plans are more effective, and patients are generally doing better. Using new technology has made things safer for patients and helps healthcare workers work better together. When nurse experts introduce new electronic health systems and other data systems, they work closely with other healthcare specialists (Wilson et al.,2019). The information collected from nursing care is really important for how things are done, and it helps make better decisions.

All this data helps make the whole healthcare system work better, makes things more efficient, and helps healthcare workers do their jobs better. The main goal of nursing technology is to take all the random information and organize it into useful knowledge. That’s why nurse leaders need to make sure that technology is used well in healthcare. Nurse experts make sure everyone knows how to use the technology safely and correctly. They teach the staff and other team members how to use the new system and help them if there are any problems (Wilson et al.,2019). Nurse experts also keep an eye on how things are going and help out when needed. This makes other specialists feel more comfortable using the technology, and it’s all about making sure patients get the best care. So, these interactions help everyone work together better and improve nursing care plans and processes.

Strategies to Make Interactions Better

There are lots of things we can do to help nurses and other specialists work better together. One thing is for nurse experts to really understand what other specialists need. They can do this by talking to them regularly and having meetings (Vehko et al.,2019). When they understand what others need, they can all work together better. Nurse experts also need to be good at communicating when they talk to other specialists. So, these strategies are really important for making sure everyone works well together.

The Impact of Nursing Technology Changing

Nursing technology has changed a lot recently. It’s all about combining nursing with technology to help people stay healthy. Nursing technology is really important for making good decisions (Saputra & Arif, 2019). Nurses now have to be good at using technology to give safe and high-quality care. The changes in nursing technology have made it easier to use evidence to make decisions (Saputra & Arif, 2019). So, nurses need to keep learning about technology to keep giving good care. It’s also important for managers and leaders to make sure nurse experts follow the rules about using technology. This will help make sure technology is used well in healthcare and nursing.


Saputra, C., & Arif, Y. (2019). Nursing informatics system in health care delivery. KnE Life Sciences, 38-46. to an external site.

Vehko, T., Hyppönen, H., Puttonen, S., Kujala, S., Ketola, E., Tuukkanen, J., … & Heponiemi, T. (2019). Experienced time pressure and stress: electronic health records usability and information technology competence play a role. BMC medical informatics and decision making19(1), 1-9. to an external site.

Wilson, M. L., Elias, B. L., & Moss, J. A. (2020). Education in Nursing Informatics. Informatics Education in Healthcare, 23-43.