Within Sri Lanka, nurses have been found to lack knowledge, confidence and readiness for e-health technology in their workplace. Where, nurses’ confidence in using ICT in their practice generally, as well as their overall acceptance of ICT in the workplace, is low. The healthcare sector, in general, are gradually investing on expanding their services and setting up to e-health and becoming more oriented to automated systems. This course will contribute to the training of nurses to bridge the gap between healthcare and technology.
Nursing Informatics combines knowledge and skills from nursing science, computer science, information science and cognitive science to design and implement automated systems that support the nursing process in the delivery of healthcare services. With the rapid evolution of Nursing Informatics, many organizations are beginning to recognize the impact and value Nursing Informatics professionals can have on the quality of patient care, including improved safety. Nurse informaticists impact workflow, facilitate communication between IT and nursing, as well as support more acceptance of clinical systems used in healthcare daily.