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Discussion Question 2/Prompt [Due Wednesday] Identify the 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 informatics competencies you selected as essential to your functional area(s) in which you need improvement (refer to the informatics competencies in your readings and support lesson links). Describe why these competencies are necessary and outline a plan for developing these competencies. The ANA described the functional areas of nursing informatics as administration, leadership, and management. An in-depth look into the functional areas includes systems analysis, compliance, and consultation, which can incorporate coordination of different fields, facilitation, and integration of systems. Development of systems requires products and resources. As well as educational and professional development, information management which integrates and falls under proper policy development, advocacy, quality, and performance improvement. Lastly, safety, security, and environmental health is the key to successful patient care. (ANA, 2015)

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