The core concepts, skills, and tools that define the field of health care informatics are introduced. Emphasis is on the use of informatics and technology to inform and support professional nursing practice, including the application of health information technologies to patient safety and quality improvement efforts. The use of health care informatics to support consumer-centered care and evidence-based practice, improve efficiencies in health care systems, and promote competency in the use of technology skills is explored.

2.0Credits

Prerequisites