The Roles and Functions of Informatics Nurse Specialists in Taiwan.

Studies in health technology and informatics

PubMedID: 28106587

Lee TY. The Roles and Functions of Informatics Nurse Specialists in Taiwan. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;23297-100.
During the modernization process in hospitals, information technology is an important indicator. "Informatics nurses" play a critical role in hospitals and clinics. In Taiwan, the certification system of informatics nurses just recently began in 2016. The development of certificated personnel results from students who have graduated with a university degree in nursing and have taken classes in informatics, as well as nurses who have been trained in informatics at clinics and hospitals, and the establishment of a national nursing informatics association. Clinically, the main responsibilities of Informatics Nurse Specialists are system analysis, training, problem solving, data analysis, and communication. In Taiwan, as of September 2016, only 48 informatics nurses have been certified. They are working either in hospitals or at universities.