The President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) was created to suport the greater use of informatics and it is therefore a fundamental driving force in the development of informatics competencies for practicing nurses. President Clinton said he created PITAC as a response to his need for advise in matters of IT and R&D.
Crossing the Quality Chasmhttp://www.iom.edu/Reports/2001/Crossing-the-Quality-Chasm-A-New-Health-System-for-the-21st-Century.aspx'
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report Crossing the Quality Chasm which views Information Technology as a pivotal tool to improve haealth care. The report includes concepts relevant to the nursing practice such as computerized clinical data and a national information infraestructure.
Health Professions Education, A Bridge to Quality'http://www.ion.edu/reports/2003/health-professions-Education-A-Bridge-To-Quality/axpx'
The report, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) urges educators, licensing and certification organizations to ensure that students and practicing health care professionals such as nurses are educated in informatics.Due to management of information is done through technology and therefore is the only route to providing effective health care to patients, families and communities.
State of The Union Addresshttp://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/20/sotu.transcript.5/index.html'
During his presentation of the State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush urged members of congress to support his efforts in expanding the use of informatics when he said “By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care”.
Nursing leaders, goverment agencies and key stake holders gathered to create strategies that will ensure that nurses will learn infomation technology skills that will allow them to provide safer high quality patient care.
National League for Nursinghttp://www.nln.org/aboutnln/positionstatements/informatics_052808.pdf'
The National League for Nursing (NLN) produced a stament supporting a reform in nursing education that will prepare the next generation of nurses to practice in a technology rich environment. Universities leaders such as nursing faculty and deans were given recomendations to become active participants in this fundamental change of mentality towards nursing education.
The office of the National Coordinator for Health information technology revealed a document that presented the necessary federal actions to achieve the use and exchange of electronic health information among health care providers, patients, researchers and those in charge of emergency preparedness. The report emphasized that the goals will be achieved while protecting the privacy of patients.