Nurse Leadership and Informatics Competencies: Shaping Transformation of Professional Practice.

Studies in health technology and informatics

PubMedID: 28106598

Kennedy MA, Moen A. Nurse Leadership and Informatics Competencies: Shaping Transformation of Professional Practice. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;232197-206.
Nurse leaders must demonstrate capacities and develop specific informatics competencies in order to provide meaningful leadership and support ongoing transformation of the healthcare system. Concurrently, staff informatics competencies must be planned and fostered to support critical principles of transformation and patient safety in practice, advance evidence-informed practice, and enable nursing to flourish in complex digital environments across the healthcare continuum. In addition to nurse leader competencies, two key aspects of leadership and informatics competencies will be addressed in this chapter - namely, the transformation of health care and preparation of the nursing workforce.