Report CopyRight/DMCA Form For : 2017 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey HIMSS
2017 NursingInformaticsFebruary 2017 Since 2004 HIMSS has surveyed the nursinginformatics community to gain an understanding of the.roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurseprofessional This survey captures current professional status andpractice trends while identifying changes that haveoccurred over the last 13 years in the nursing.informatics workforce Nursing Informatics Defined Nursing informatics NI is the specialty that integrates nursingscience with multiple information and analytical sciences toidentify define manage and communicate data information .knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice NI supports nurses consumers patients the interprofessional healthcare team andother stakeholders in their decision making in all roles andsettings to achieve desired outcomes This support isaccomplished through the use of information structures .information processes and information technology Nursing Informatics Scope and Standards of Practice 2nd Edition ANA 2015 Number of Respondents A total of 1 279 valid responses were received and.will be covered in the following analysis In contrast the 2007 survey received a total of 660useable responses Collaborating Organizations Alliance for Nursing Informatics ANI . American Medical Informatics Association AMIA American Nursing Informatics Association ANIA American Organization of Nurse Executives AONE Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and NutritionNurses APGNN . Association of Peri Operative Registered Nurses AORN National Council State Boards of Nursing NCSBN Society of Gastroenterology Nurses Associates SGNA Key Takeaways 57 of respondents have a post graduate degree. 41 of respondents planned to pursue additional informatics education and training Increase of almost 3 percentage points between the 2014 and 2017 in the number ofrespondents who had obtained a post graduate degree in nursing informatics or otherinformatics 49 hold some type of certification. 51 of respondents indicated that they would be pursuing some type of certification withinthe next yearNursing and Informatics Background 50 work at a Magnet designated hospital a 9 percentage point increase from 2014 Those with 1 to 5 years of clinical bedside experience decreased from 20 in 2014 to 16 . Perhaps suggesting that even as hospitals move from the EHR implementation phase nurses are continuing in their informatics roles Key TakeawaysOn the job 46 of respondents indicated a salary of over 100 000. Increases from 2014 in the number of respondents in each salary range over 100 000 58 of respondents indicated that they were satisfied or highly satisfied with their current position Majority of respondents 80 were also satisfied or highly satisfied with their career choice ininformatics Respondents seemed to be quite satisfied with their choice of career in informatics but not as satisfied with.the current position they hold 64 of respondents do not have a supervisory role and there are no individuals who report to them adecrease from 67 in 2014 Respondents roles may be over larger departments or departments which are adding staff Job responsibilities continue to include systems implementation and utilization optimization While systems.development is still in the top three job responsibilities the percent working in this area decreasedfrom 38 in 2014 to 31 in 2017 Lack of administrative support as a top barrier increased from 17 in 2014 to 21 in 2017 While lack of administrative support and a lack of staffing resources were the primary barriers faced over thelast two surveys there has been a shift in the identified barriers to success as a nurse informaticist In.2004 and 2007 the lack of financial resources was the top barrier while in 2011 it was the lack of integrationand interoperability Top Respondent TitlesNursing Informatics Specialist 20 Director of Clinical Informatics 7 .Clinical Analyst 5 Consultant 4 Clinical Informatics Specialist 3 Nurse Educator Instructor 3 Application Analyst 3 .Clinical Applications Specialist 3 Associate Professor Professor 2 Project Manager 2 Chief Nursing Informatics Officer 2 2017 Results 2014 Results. WorkplaceHospital 58 Multi facility Health System not 15 otherwise described n aHealth System 13 .Academic Setting 7 Government Military 4 Consulting Firm 4 Ambulatory Care 3 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. New selection option for 2017 survey Workplace TypeNot for Profit 71 For Profit 26 Do Not Know 3 .2017 ResultsNew Question for 2017 survey Hospital Magnet StatusDo Not Know2017 Results 2014 Results. Geographic RegionSouth Atlantic 21 Pacific 16 East North Central 14 Mid Atlantic 11 .West North Central 10 West South Central 9 New England 8 Mountain 6 East South Central 5 .Outside the United States 1 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Advanced Practice Registered NurseDo Not Know2017 Results 2014 Results. Nursing ExperienceMedical Surgical 44 Critical Care 38 Administration 26 Emergency 20 .Pediatric 16 Quality Improvement 13 Ambulatory Clinic 13 Oncology 12 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. Years of Clinical ExperienceMore than 2016 to 20 years 13 11 to 15 years 15 6 to 10 years 21 .1 to 5 years 20 Less than 1 year 4 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Years of Informatics ExperienceMore than 10.7 to 10 years 21 5 to 6 years 13 3 to 4 years 17 1 to 2 years 16 Less than 1 year 8 .2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Years in Current PositionMore than 5 years 24 3 to 5 years 29 1 to 2 years 32 .Less than 1 year 15 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Percent of Time Spent on Clinical ActivitiesLess than 25 17 26 to 50 2 .51 to 75 1 More than 75 3 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Nursing EducationBachelor s in Nursing 42 .Master s Degree in Nursing 23 Informatics n aMaster s in Nursing 41 Other Master s 18 Other Bachelor s 11 .Doctor of Nursing Practice 3 Master s Degree in Other 5 Informatics n aPhD in Nursing 2 Licensed Practical Nurse 2 .PhD in Nursing Informatics n aNurse Practitioner 1 Other PhD 1 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 ResultsSelection options expanded for 2017 survey Added Master s in Nursing Informatics .Master s in Other Informatics and PhD in Nursing Informatics Post Graduate Nursing Education2007 Compared to 2017Master s in Nursing InformaticsMaster s in Nursing.Other Master sMaster s in Other InformaticsPhD in NursingPhD in Nursing Informatics2017 Results 2007 Results.Selection options expanded for 2017 survey Added Master s in Nursing Informatics Master s in Other Informatics and PhD in Nursing Informatics Prior Informatics Education TrainingOn the JobMaster s PhD 28 .Program Course 26 Certificate 19 Bachelors 1 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Prior Informatics Education Training.On the Job Training OnlyOn the Job Training2017 Results 2014 Results Current Informatics Education TrainingOn the Job.Master s PhD 9 Certificate 5 Program Course 4 Bachelor s 1 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. Certification HeldOther Nursing Specialty 17 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Certification and Degree LevelNo Certification.Post Graduate Degree No Post Graduate Degree New Role with Greater Responsibility SinceBecoming Certified2017 ResultsNew Survey Question added to 2017 . Perceived Value in Holding CertificationPersonal Satisfaction 85 Enhances Credibility Marketability 79 Validates Specialized Knowledge 71 Enhances Confidence 60 .Competitive Advantage 57 Indicates Attainment of Practice Clinical Standard 53 Professional Advancement 49 Recognition from Peers 41 Recognition from Employer 35 .Prestigious Image 24 2017 Results 2014 ResultsPercentage of respondents with certification Impact of Certification to Career PathHighly Impactful 6 to 7 47 .Impactful 4 to 5 35 Not at all Impactful 1 to18 Averag2017 ResultsNew Survey Question added to 2017 Respondents asked to use a scale.of one to seven where one is not at all impactful and seven is highlyimpactful Time Frame Role Changed After AchievingCertification0 to 6 months 31 .7 to 12 months 25 13 to 18 months 10 19 to 24 months 7 24 months 27 2017 Results.New Survey Question added to 2017 Nursing Informatics Certification PursuingCPHIMS 18 Other Nursing Specialty 5 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. Top Barrier to CertificationLack of timeLack of financial resourcesLack of employer executive supportCannot maintain CE requirements.Hold another certification s Not interested2017 Results 2014 Results Department to Which You ReportNursing 30 .Administration Corporate Headquarters 21 Quality Improvement 31 Corportate Headquarters 10 Education Department 6 Implementation 4 .Software Design 3 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Total Number of Reports direct indirect 1 to 5 14 .6 to 10 7 11 to 15 3 16 to 20 2 More than 20 7 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. Senior Nursing Informatics Executive CNIO atOrganizationDo Not Know2017 Results 2014 Results Reporting Structure for Senior NI Executive.CNO Nursing ExecutiveCIO IT ExecutiveCEO AdministratorCMO CMIO Physician ExecutiveDo Not Know.COO Operations Executive2017 Results 2014 Results2014 study allowed respondents to select more than one as compared to 2017 which allowed one selection Job ResponsibilitiesSystems Implementation 43 .System Optimization 36 Utilization n aSystems Development 38 Clinical Analytics 29 Quality Initiatives 25 .Reporting 31 Informatics Education 22 Liaison Communicator 22 Regulatory Initiatives 16 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. Applications CurrentlyDeveloping Implementing Optimi... Nursing Clinical Documentation 80 EMR EHR 69 Non Nursing Clinical Documentation 59 .Clinical Information Systems 55 Bar Coded Medication Management 41 Point of Care CDS 36 Quality Improvement Risk Management 36 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results. Application Experience Background Nursing Clinical Documentation 94 EMR EHR 84 Non Nursing Clinical Documentation 74 Clinical Information Systems 71 .Bar Coded Medication Management 62 Quality Improvement Risk Management 49 Point of Care CDS 48 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Top Barrier to Success as a Nurse Informaticist.Administrative Support 21 Staffing Resources 13 Organizational Strategic Plan 12 Financial Resources 11 Infrastructure 9 .User Acceptance 7 Integration Interoperability 7 Time Management 6 Software Architecture Design 5 Regulations e g Meaningful Use HIPAA MACRA 3 .Technology 1 2017 Results 2014 ResultsPercent of respondents who rated option as the top largest barrier Job Satisfaction in Current PositionHighly Satisfied 6 to 7 .Somewhat Satisfied 4 to 5 Not Satisfied 1 to 3 Averag Averag2017 Results 2014 ResultsRespondents asked to use a scale of one to seven where one is not at all satisfied and seven is highly satisfied Job Satisfaction in Informatics Career Choice.Highly Satisfied 6 to 7 Somewhat Satisfied 4 to 5 Averag AveragNot Satisfied 1 to 3 2017 Results 2014 Results.Respondents asked to use a scale of one to seven where one is not at all satisfied and seven is highly satisfied Sources of Information for Day to DayActivitiesNetworking with Peers 70 Websites 70 .Professional Organizations n aElectronic Journals n a 50 Association Newsletters 46 List Serves 44 Print Journals 23 .Internal Help Desk 21 Social Networking 18 eBooks n a 17 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results New selection option for 2017 survey. Types of Sources of Information forDay to Day ActivitiesDigital SourcesNon digital Sources2017 Results 2014 Results.Selection options expanded for 2014 survey Note Percentages greater than 100 because respondents can select morethan one option Sources of Information for Continuing EducationAudio Conferences Webinars 69 Online Course work 52 .National Conferences 47 Websites 44 Programs Offered by My Employer 42 Local Regional Events 40 Journals 39 .University Programs 17 2017 Results 2014 Results 2011 Results Benefits and Non Salary Compensation401 k 403 b 89 Medical Dental Insurance 86 .Nursing Informatics Defined. Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.