Looking for feedback on my "dream" job

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by njax (New) New

Hi there,

I've been doing quite a bit of research on nursing informatics, but I haven't really found anything about what I would consider my "dream job" so I am not quite sure if informatics would be considered the right subspecialty.

Point blank, I would love to be able to use my nursing/healthcare background to help develop technologies/software to help patients better manage their health. Simple example, helping create apps for smartphones where patients can organize and manage their medications, health history, etc. I would assume that I would have to work for a private company that made these types of technologies as opposed to a hospital?

I am just looking for a little guidance and advice about looking into a career like this. Would a job like this fall under the realm of nursing informatics? Any comments or feedback would be appreciated!

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 45 years experience. 11 Articles; 17,105 Posts

Hi there,

Point blank, I would love to be able to use my nursing/healthcare background to help develop technologies/software to help patients better manage their health. Simple example, helping create apps for smartphones where patients can organize and manage their medications, health history, etc. I would assume that I would have to work for a private company that made these types of technologies as opposed to a hospital?

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Nursing Informatics is the "science and practice (that) integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with management of information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities worldwide.

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From your description above, you are more interested in software development/application development --back end of systems rather than content management, adding nursing language + content, tables, form design to predesigned software.

Knowing Javasript, C++, Visual Basic programming language helpful.

Info: Mobile application development or Software Developers, Applications - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nine Tools for Building Your Own Mobile App - Entrepreneur

[h=3]Android Studio - Android Developers[/h][h=3][/h]Look for these type positions in healthcare companies. Good luck in finding fulfilling healthcare career.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 45 years experience. 11 Articles; 17,105 Posts

...Point blank, I would love to be able to use my nursing/healthcare background to help develop technologies/software to help patients better manage their health. Simple example, helping create apps for smartphones where patients can organize and manage their medications, health history, etc. I would assume that I would have to work for a private company that made these types of technologies as opposed to a hospital?

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Nursing Informatics is the "science and practice (that) integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with management of information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities worldwide.

See AN's Informatics FAQ

From your description above, you are more interested in software development/application development --back end of systems rather than content management, adding nursing language + content, tables, form design to predesigned software.

Knowing Javasript, C++, Visual Basic programming language helpful.

Info: Mobile application development or Software Developers, Applications - Bureau of Labor Statistics Look for these type positions in healthcare companies.

Nine Tools for Building Your Own Mobile App - Entrepreneur

Android Studio - Android Developers

Good luck in finding fulfilling healthcare career.

mariafh

Specializes in Informatics, Med/Surg. Has 35 years experience. 46 Posts

I am a informatics nurse involved with designing applications with a vendor. Yes, the dream job you are looking for is most likely found within the vendor environment. It may be found in a hospital, but not as likely. Infomatics nurses in the vendor development environment are expected to have a strong system analysis and design background, including screen design. Also, general knowledge of the technologies and health applications involved. A stronger background in the technology is very beneficial. Looking for a job is more of a challenge as you want to look where vendors post. For example, the job web sites, maybe HIMSS web site, and checking out the careers tab of companies that create those type of systems. Positions might include product manager, analyst, or clinical specialist/consultant.

Nierdo

25 Posts

Any updates? This Avenue of app development sounds interesting!!