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Codes for Curricular Threads

In order to assist you in deciding how to integrate informatics into your curriculum, the Task Group on Faculty Development related to informatics competencies reviewed many resources, then further organized informatics content into four general curricular threads:

Use of health information technology to augment/support the nursing care process – includes concepts such as safety, care improvement, decision assistance/support, outcome analysis, and data analysis.
Communication – includes electronic health records, personal health records, standardized languages and terminology.
Issues – includes legal, ethical, social, security, advocacy, and public policy.
Nursing involvement through teamwork/collaboration – covers the nurses role in determining usability, workflow analysis, and systems selection/evaluation.