Advancing nursing informatics in the next decade: Recommendations from an international survey

Maxim Topaz, Charlene Ronquillo, Laura Maria Peltonen, Lisiane Pruinelli, Raymond Francis Sarmiento, Martha K. Badger, Samira Ali, Adrienne Lewis, Mattias Georgsson, Eunjoo Jeon, Jude L. Tayaben, Chiu Hsiang Kuo, Tasneem Islam, Janine Sommer, Hyunggu Jung, Gabrielle Jacklin Eler, Dari Alhuwail

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In the summer of 2015, the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group (IMIA NISIG) Student Working Group developed and distributed an international survey of current and future trends in nursing informatics. The survey was developed based on current literature on nursing informatics trends and translated into six languages. Respondents were from 31 different countries in Asia, Africa, North and Central America, South America, Europe, and Australia. This paper presents the results of responses to the survey question: "What should be done (at a country or organizational level) to advance nursing informatics in the next 5-10 years?" (n responders=272). Using thematic qualitative analysis, responses were grouped into five key themes: 1) Education and training; 2) Research; 3) Practice; 4) Visibility; and 5) Collaboration and integration. We also provide actionable recommendations for advancing nursing informatics in the next decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Patrick Weber, Paula M. Procter
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
StatePublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2016Jun 29 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016

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© 2016 IMIA and IOS Press.


  • Big data science
  • Future trends
  • Informatics competencies
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Standard terminologies


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