Informatics nurses combine their knowledge of nursing, computers, and information science to help develop and maintain medical data information systems. Advances in technology have led to increased use of electronic medical records (EMRs), remote patient monitoring, and telehealth. Informatics nurses play a prominent role in the reliable implementation and operation of these complex systems.
In addition, informatics nurses are responsible for educating and assisting staff in operating and troubleshooting these computer programs. They may be involved in analyzing costs to increase efficiency and monitoring patient outcomes to improve quality patient care.