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  1. Professional Organizations

    ANIA: American Nursing Informatics Association is a nationwide nursing informatics group that is very active. HIMSS, a general HIT organization, also has a nursing workgroup and a very active nursing informatics membership. Also, there are local gr...
  2. The Path to Informatics

    I am a nurse with a MSN and a MSCS. With a CS degree, you might also consider working for a vendor in one of the various areas of development, not implementation or field support. Of course, that is more technical than the NI position in the hospi...
  3. I am a nurse that then earned a MS in computer science. Whether you pick a MIS or CS degree really depends on what you want to do. I wanted to work for a vendor in R&D to actual build and design the systems that are installed in hospitals. Som...
  4. Nursing Informatics CE -- any one-stop shops?

    The ania organization provides their conference web sessions as a package. Each conference is about 15 to 30 credits. They cost about $300 for the entire conference of sessions. There are multiple conferences available. All of them are web casts....
  5. Best informatics related conference?

    If you are looking for general healthcare It, then the main conference is HIMSS which takes place in Orlando this year in February. Health IT Conference for 2
  6. A round about way into nursing informatics

    As a nurse with a computer science degree, I would only recommend a computer science degree if one wants to be involved with software design and development, most likely for a vendor. The degree takes a lot of work and has a very specific focus. M...
  7. Another "should I do this".....

    You might want to also consider working for a vendor either in R&D, support, or quality. I work for a vendor, and we have nurses who earned engineer/CS degrees later as well as engineers who later became nurses. They work as business analyst, s...
  8. Question about standardizing data

    SNOMED CT will not define what should be charted about urine output and its color. SNOMED CT main purpose is to tag the data that is charted so that it can be understood and later used for analysis. So SNOMED CT will not provide you the choice list...
  9. Keep your license?

    I been working in a vendor's office for over 20 years designing and developing HIT systems. I still maintain my nursing license, although my position doesn't require it and doesn't require me to be a clinician. Besides feeling it is the right thin...
  10. Start in Nursing Informatics dilemma

    A BS in Data Analytics is a specialized degree that focuses on data, databases, database queries/reports, and analysis. Looking on line, some also have business courses, programming courses, and other technical courses. Can it get you into nursing ...
  11. Looking for feedback on my "dream" job

    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 ven...
  12. Am I remotely qualified?

    You might want to look at the HIT vendors . Your background would be applicable to multiple positions. You could work in R&D designing HIT system as a business analyst, software quality testing, support, customer implementation, and so on. Dev...
  13. Biomedical engineering & nursing?

    I am a nurse that went into computer science. I now work for a healthcare IT vendor developing software. I have heard of other nurses, although quite a while ago, that went into biomedical engineering. But I don't know where they are now. Most b...
  14. Informatics Nursing Certification Maintenance

    I am about to do my third renewal. It is actually 150 contact hours if you don't do some of the other professional activities such as publications. A couple of easy, and somewhat reasonable cost wise options are (1) HIMSS Online Conference (2) SI...
  15. Where is the innovation??

    As a developer of these systems, there are a few reasons that might associated with this. Some have already been mentioned. First, healthcare and its documentation/processes are complex. This industry, with all of its nuances, rules, etc is not s...
  16. Application Systems Analyst

    I have seen many variation of titles in healthcare informatics, including all kinds of variation of the term "analyst". I have also seen two people with the same title responsible for very different tasks in different organizations. The only way ...
  17. A few questions!

    My daughter goes to RIT. Loves it.
  18. Most of the management team in the healthcare IT started off as employees in that department or that particular focus (i.e IT). The first step is to obtain a position as an employee in the field/department you want to advance. The real question i...
  19. A few questions!

    I can give you my thoughts on one of your questions. The question of the MSCS versus MSMI. I myself have a MSCS, but the kind for BSCS continuing. The degree depends on much what you want to do. The MSCS is a highly technical software engineerin...
  20. Why become an RN to do computer work?

    I started as a nurse and now design hospital computer systems. I used to be concerned that being away from the bedside that I was no longer helping patients and their families. And then I did the numbers. When I was a staff nurse on the med/surg, ...
  21. MSN vs Masters in Health Informatics

    We have a couple of MS health informatics here in the Boston Area. The one at northeastern is specifically designed for 2 types of candidates, ones who start as clinicians and one who starts as IT. So you can't assume that an MS HIT degree won't ...
  22. MSN vs Masters in Health Informatics

    One thing I would compare is the length of time required to get the degree and the cost. I know that my MSN was 49 credits but my MS in computer science was 30. It was one year versus 2 as the MSN often requires some sort of clinical or practicum. ...
  23. Certifications for the Nurse Informaticist

    There are a couple of options depending on your career direction. Most informatics nurses with certification are through ANCC. Informatics Nursing This certification has been around for the longest and is specific to nursing informatics. Ano...
  24. Life/Career at a Crossroads

    I would say you have a good chance, but you may actually have a better chance getting a job with a vendor. Your business and development background make your an attractive candidate for that type of positions such as in business analyst, support, so...
  25. ANCC Certification with MHI?

    For an RN-BC, you only need to have a Bachelor's degree in nursing. There is no requirement for master's degree. Check the web site for ANCC.