ANA recognizes informatics"The American Nurses Association (ANA) recognized nursing informatics as a subspecialty of nursing" (Thede & Sewell, 2013). Thede, L. Q., & Sewell, J. (2013). Informatics and nursing:opportunities and challenges. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
IOM-To ERR is HumanLink to article The Institute of Medicine Quality of Health Care in America Committee developed a strategy to improve the quality of care. This included laying out a national agenda for reducing errors in health care and improving patient safety.
Health Professions Education-Integrating InformaticsThe Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed a set of five core competencies that they believe should be incorporated into health professions education. These include:
-Patient centered care
-Evidence based practice
Adoption of EHRs"President Bush called for adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) for most Americans by 2014" (Thede & Sewell, 2013). Thede, L. Q., & Sewell, J. (2013). Informatics and nursing:opportunities and challenges. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. image retrieved from www.otssolutions.com
QSEN defines Informatics CompetencyThe Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, QSEN, paired together with a national advisory board to define the knowlege, skills, and attitudes necessary for informatics competency. http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/#informatics