Health Informatics Specialists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.4% (as fast as the average)


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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Clinical Coordinator ,


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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