Increased Levels of Education and Salary Contribute to the
Maturation of the Nursing Informatics Field
The Survey, supported by the
Another key finding of the Survey is the overall growth in the nursing informatics field. Based on the responses of more than 1,000 nursing informatics specialists, 70 percent have titles that specified an informatics position, which is double the amount from the last
“The industry demands for more robust clinical documentation and analytics – such as those associated with Meaningful Use – have increased the need for informaticists across the entire care spectrum. This year’s Survey showed a marked growth across the field of nursing informatics, as well as a deeper understanding and recognition of informatics as a nursing specialty,” said
New to the 2014 Survey, which builds on previous HIMSS research from 2004, 2007 and 2011, are questions surrounding the respondents’ job satisfaction with both their current position and their career choice in informatics. Overall satisfaction with jobs and career choices is high amongst respondents, with 57 percent reporting their level of job satisfaction as “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” and a majority (81 percent) rating a “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” opinion of their informatics career decision. Respondents attributed the top barriers to success to a lack of administrative support and staffing resources. The rise of nurse informaticists with advanced degrees suggests that these professionals have significant knowledge and experience to bring to their positions and that administrative support roles have not been adjusted to support this shift.
Other key respondent findings from the Survey include:
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