Technology is revolutionizing the manner in which health care is delivered. Health systems are incorporating high-speed data networks, wireless solutions, handheld devices, automated exchanges between organizations/clinicians and patients and various forms of social media into their daily interactions.
Adapting to these new environments requires a shift in expectations for how care is delivered and communicated. This shift necessitates a greater understanding of the constant evolution of new solutions into practice.
Nurses are at the core of these changes and are the care providers with the greatest amount of direct patient contact; therefore the nursing informatics leadership roles provide a significant backdrop towards achieving organizational informatics goals and priorities.