Nursing Informatics

Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, its information, and knowledge with information and communication technologies.

GeHCo supports nursing informatics through various projects, resources, and education.

Members of the GeHCo community work with national and international standards bodies to develop, contribute and educate the community about nursing informatics standards.

Nursing Informatics Resources

Australian resources

Nursing Informatics Position Statement

This position statement has been developed to recognise the pivotal role of nurses in the widespread implementation and adoption of digital health technologies throughout the healthcare sector for the primary purpose of improving safety and quality of patient care.

National Informatics Standards for Nurses and Midwives

The standard of computer literacy, information literacy and information management required of all nurses and midwives, for practice.

Other useful resources

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) 

An eHealth Programme that includes a telenursing network and an online forum for nurses.

 International Classification for Nursing Practice ( ICNP®)

Provides a formal terminology for nursing practice and a framework into which existing vocabularies and classifications can be cross-mapped to enable comparison of nursing data.

Clinical Care Classification System 

A free empirically developed system consisting of two parts: a) Standardized Coded Nursing Terminology and b) Information Model designed for the electronic documentation of Clinical Nursing Practice.

TIGER Virtual Learning Environment

Powered by HIMSS, the TIGER VLE is a one-stop online health information and technology education portal for academic professionals, students, adult learners, and clinical educators.

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TIGER Competencies and Informatics Resources

Informatics recommendations for competencies for all practicing nurses and nursing students.

HIMSS Nursing Informatics Resources

An online community for Nursing Informatics professionals including nursing research, job listings, networking, salary guides, and education.

Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Infographic

A HIMSS infographic capturing the current professional status and practice trends and changes that have occurred within the NI workforce.

Nurse Journal

Provides comprehensive educational resources for those interested in entry-level or advanced practice nursing careers.

Courses in Nursing Informatics 

Education opportunities  at Monash University

Open EHR - Clinical Knowledge Manager

An international, online clinical knowledge resource.

Health Information Technology Competencies (HITComp)

The HITComp Tool and Repository can be used to compile information on skills and competencies needed for a variety of healthcare roles, levels and areas of knowledge.

eHealth Strategy eHealth strategy of the Finnish Nurses

The Finnish Nurses Association published this eHealth strategy to focus on the role of nurses in the development and realisation of eHealth services.

History of Nursing Informatics

This document was written by GeHCo's CEO and provide historical context on nursing informatics within Australia. Aus NI History as at 1999

GeHCo has online courses to help with the skills needed to meet the National Informatics Standards for Nurses and Midwives. Visit our NI course page for more information.