Health information technology is information technology that is used in the health care setting. Technological advances and government regulation have combined to create a dramatic increase in the use of information technology across all fields, and health care is starting to come on board now as well. So important is health informatics that a new C-suite position is emerging, the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, or CNIO (Murphy, 2011). This paper will look at health informatics, and how it relates to my field which is education and training within the nursing field. Murphy notes that informatics nurses no longer see finances as a significant barrier to their ability to progress, but that there remains work to be done in the field with respect to integrating different types of information technology. This is one of the many roles that nursing informatics professional play with in the industry.


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