Nursing informatics analysts are responsible for analyzing information within nursing departments of organizations, as well as overseeing effective technology concepts and initiatives to improve patient care. They should work well in a team environment with other analysts, but also on their own with minimal supervision, and strong multitasking and communication skills are important to prioritize projects and deliver reports in a timely manner.
These analysts must provide informatics support for better-decision making within a healthcare environment and must know how to interpret nursing data and patients' requests and implement software/hardware devices. They typically report their progress to a manager within the department and must be proficient with organizing resources in a centralized database system to gather and display data in helpful ways. They are also responsible for providing maintenance for specialized nursing equipment and calibration and organizing workflows and analysis reports.
Nursing informatics analysts must research and automate patients' data in different areas, such as urgent care and surgeries, and they also assist in information technology (IT) training to stay up-to-date in script development and operating system compatibility. They must also follow strict security and privacy guidelines to respect patients' rights and confidentiality. A bachelor's degree in information technology, software development, health care administration, or a related field is generally required for this position, and relevant prior experience is highly beneficial. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Nursing Informatics Analyst Tasks
Design the information system components with input from clinical and IT professionals.
Identify, analyze and solve clinical information system issues.
Configure and maintain software to improve and enhance patient information data and clinical services.