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Postthe key functional area(s) of nursing informatics relevant to your current position or to a position you recently held, and briefly describe why this area(s) is relevant. Identify the TIGER competencies you selected as essential to your functional area(s) in which you need improvement. Describe why these competencies are necessary and outline a plan for developing these competencies. Include any resources that are available to you within your organization and the ways you might access those resources. Assess how developing nursing informatics competencies would increase your effectiveness as a nurse.Main PostFunctional Areas of NursingNursing informatics combines nursing science, information science, and computer science to collaboratively work together to allow better communication of information, knowledge and data into nursing practice (McGonigle, & Mastrian, 2015). Some functional area of nursing informatics include: system analysis and design, compliance and integrity management, consultation, coordination facilitation and integration, educational and professionaldevelopment, policy development and advocacy, quality and performance improvement, researchand evaluation, and safety, security and environmental health (American Nurses Association, 2015). The key functional areas relevant to my position are quality and performance improvement and education and professional development. Quality and performance improvement refers to effectiveness, meaningful use and delivery of healthcare services (American Nurses Association, 2015). If there is a problem in the flow of a patient care as a nurse it is my responsibility to speak up to the quality improvement team to change the process to make it more effective. Education and professional development refers to teaching nurses, nursing students, and families about the effectiveness information technology (American Nurse Association, 2015). I many times have not only nursing students but I also precept new nurses. It is my responsibility to educate and guide them through navigating the electronic medical record (EMR).
TIGER InitiativeTechnology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) improves nursing practice and education through Information Technology (IT). The TIGER initiative is made up of