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What exactly is Informatics?

A question I frequently am asked by students, clients, peers, and family is: "What IS informatics?" I am certain that I am not alone in this experience. Whether you are someone that gets asked the question or someone who is asking the question, it is often the first step toward understanding an appearingly mysterious field but yet quite necessary for quality care delivery in the digital age. 

Informatics is the science of using data and information to generate new knowledge and wisdom (DIKW) in the discipline(s) of interest. While that definition is a bit abstract, the core concepts are introduced within it. 

Informatics is not led by technology but rather supported by it to achieve the desired DIKW goals. 

To help explain this, tune in to our Instagram page @icarenursingsolutions on Wednesday June 29th at 7pm to hear more. If you have questions we can help answer during the event, please submit them by email to [email protected]

The more we are able to clarify informatics to nurses and healthcare professionals, the greater likelihood of us being able to continue to influence better IT solutions. 

Be well, 

Tiffany

 

Tiffany Kelley PhD MBA RN

Founder & CEO

iCare Nursing Solutions

[email protected] 

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