Competencies Related to Informatics and Information Management for Practicing Nurses in Select Countries in Asia.

Studies in health technology and informatics

PubMedID: 28106586

Wu Y, Wang Y, Ji M. Competencies Related to Informatics and Information Management for Practicing Nurses in Select Countries in Asia. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;23286-96.
The advancement of information and communication technology have enabled nurses to practice more effectively, efficiently, and safely. This chapter introduces nursing informatics competency and information management competency for nurses in China (including Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Most countries in Asia are still in the process of developing and standardizing competences that are relevant to nurses and those specialized in nursing informatics. The level and content of nursing informatics offered in entry-to-practice nursing education programs varies greatly. There is a growing need to adopt more comprehensive curriculum for entry-to-practice nursing education programs, as well as offer continuing education to help nurses to develop knowledge, skill, and attitude related to nursing informatics and information management in the world of connected health.