NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare through TechnologyMain Post/ Week 2The American Nurses Association (2015) describes nursing informatics (NI) as, “the specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursingpractice” (American Nurse Association, 2015). Nursing informatics allows nurses to be involvedin the world of technology and incorporate that technology into the work environment. NI is a developing profession that began with the introduction of technology into health care. NI supports nurses, customers, patients, the interprofessional healthcare team, and other stakeholders in decision making (American Nurse Association, 2015). The key functional area of nursing informatics relevant to my current position is information management. At the organization where I currently practice most physician orders are entered into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system, medication administration and patient documentation are completed through the electronic medical record (EMR) and the electronic medication administration record (EMAR). Information management competencies are important to ultimately improve nursing knowledge so that clinical decisions can be made (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015).