This is a discussion responding to a class mate.
Nursing informatics is currently being used in my practice daily. The primary area where I currently use informatics is the electronic medical record. Most of the information that we use to perform our daily work is located in patient’s electronic charts. We can see records regarding course of care and trends. When I began nursing in 2009, my organization was transitioning into a complete electronic medical record. At this present time, my place of work has minimal part of patient records that are in paper and are always scanned in the patient’s electronic file. These electronic systems allow for records to be managed and kept by healthcare providers and interdisciplinary team. It also serves as a communication tool between clinicians and providers. Health information technology is also used and explored in administrative and research settings to possibly improve health care deliveries.