Interview with a Nursing Information Expert






Interview with a Nursing Information Expert














Interview with a Nursing Information Expert


Job Title: Nursing Informatics Expert

Interview Date: 8th February 2016

Required Questions

Question 1

The interviewee was eloquent while responding to the question about career path. First, he claimed that landing in a nursing career was the best thing that happened in his life. He was happy to have been working with famous hospital and helping patients. The interviewee had a Masters degree in Informatics. He stated that he acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and decided to pursue Masters in Informatics in order to become a Nurse Informatics specialist. He also obtained a registered nurse license that enabled him to serve as a nurse. After serving as a nurse he decided to undertake a master’s degree in order to become an informatics specialist. He has served for ten years in the same position. He is certified by ANCC. On top of clinical experience the interviewer worked for 5 years with healthcare software vendor. Experience with software vendor enables him to implement and design clinical documentation, clinical systems and electronic health records.

Question 2

The interviewee claimed that, the healthcare facility is the best because healthcare professional together with the management works to deliver high quality care to the patients. Nurses are committed to ensure client recovery. Through the use of current technology, the nurses are able to provide sufficient care to the patients.

Question 3

The decision making and safeguards support tool used in the facility include computerized reminders and alerts to patients and healthcare professionals, diagnostic support, clinical guidelines, focused data summaries and reports for patients and documentation templates

Question 4

The interviewee claimed that there a variety of technologies used in provision of care at the hospital. The care technologies mentioned include connected cardiac care, partner’s eCare, electronic health records, barcode medication systems and text messaging programs.

Question 5

The group of healthcare workers that collect data from the interviewee is social workers. The social workers identify the main problem or the health challenge faced by the community. From the information gathered the social workers are able to identify the kind of help to provide to the society and patients

Optional Questions

Question 1

Interviewee claimed that there are many challenges faced by nurses and it takes a strong heart to overcome. It is difficult to deal with individual who do not recognize the role served by nurses. Some support staff like cleaners, clerks, account officers do not recognize the roles played nurses. Sometimes they use abusive language or they are reluctant to serve a nurse. It is good to learn how to cope with the critics in order to overcome the challenge.

Follow-Up Questions

Question 1

The interview was beneficial in building up my career. Through the interview, I noted the problem faced when dealing with other disciplines that do not recognize nurse roles. I have also noted the technology to use in order to healthcare facility to deliver effective and high quality care. Through the use of technology, a healthcare facility ensures quick recovery and I will advice health care facilities to embrace technology like partner’s eCare and electronic health records.

Question 2

Resource #1:

Mark S. (2007). Interview with an Informatics Nurse. Computers, Informatics, Nurses, 25(1): 57-58.

Resource # 2:

AllNursingSchool (2011). What you’ll do as a Nurse Informatics Specialist. Retrieved 12 June, 2011, from



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