Tammy Orr, MSN, RN, Clinical Informatics Supervisor, recently passed the test to become Board Certified in Informatics Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Tammy has worked in the Information Systems Department –Clinical Informatics since 2011 and recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary with Hannibal Regional. Tammy works with the Clinical Documentation Team and clinicians on clinical documentation, workflows, education, and policies and procedures.
Nursing informatics (NI) is the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports nurses, consumers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in their decision-making in all roles and settings to achieve desired outcomes. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information technology (Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, ANA 2015).