CAREER

Health Informatics Specialists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$93,730

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.4% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Health Informatics Specialists Do

Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

Other Job Titles Health Informatics Specialists May Have

Clinical Informatics Analyst, Clinical Informatics Nurse, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Clinical Informatics Systems Analyst, Digital Diabetes Research Officer, Nursing Informatics Officer, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Nursing Information Systems Coordinator, Registered Nurse Clinical Information Systems Coordinator (RN Clinical Information Systems Coordinator), Registered Nurse Clinical Information Systems Educator (RN Clinical Information Systems Educator)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Clinical Coordinator ,

HCA

Our unit is a very busy medical surgical unit with 85+ FTE's. We have high acuity patients. Work with the University of Miami as a teaching institution. I work with our nurses that are variable in educational levels. I mentor all the nurse's on the unit to bring additional knowledge to the bedside. I have started a Research Council, working on creating a pain management council. Looking at adopting a new nursing middle range theory to implement in our hospital.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Translate nursing practice information between nurses and systems engineers, analysts, or designers using object-oriented models or other techniques.
  • Apply knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to nursing practice, education, administration, or research, in collaboration with other health informatics specialists.
  • Design, develop, select, test, implement, and evaluate new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts.
  • Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve nursing services.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate health information technology applications, tools, processes, or structures to assist nurses with data management.

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