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divide and called for the expansion of a truly inclusive information society with the ability to connect all (ITU, 2015). Advanced understanding of principles such as social justice will equip nurses to uniquely assess and support patients at risk of disparity due to technological inequity. Access to technology and digital literacy skills will have significant influence on the determinants of health for future populations. Concerns related to human interaction and caring presence will be also be paramount in the years to come and nurses will require the skills needed to balance human need with technological advancement.Nurses will likely be equipped with their own wearable technology in future practice and serve as primary instigators of technological connection and data transfer between patients and clinicians. Consider what new assessment techniques may need to be developed for environments where data flows automatically between electronic devicesData analystdata such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, activity level, blood glucose, sleep patterns and calorie intakeThis is other arctleEducation Nurses and allied professionals need to be prepared for leading and managing, or to assume new roles and positions in the global health sector. This preparation requires programs in Nursing and Heath informatics in several levels and degrees (certificate, master, doctoral, specialization) - one type does not replace the other.Collaboration Dr. Abbott will discuss ways that nurse informaticians can take the lead in creating and participating in opportunities to collaborate with other health and informatics disciplines, approaches towards strengthening existing relationships, and ways that we can potentially capitalize on shared goals and resources to build stronger health informatics systems and communities.
2025The pace of technological evolution in healthcare is advancing. In this article key technology trends are identified that are likely to influence nursing practice and education over the next decade. The complexity of curricular revision can create challenges in the face of rapid practice change. Nurse educators are encouraged to consider the role of electronic health records (EHRs), wearable technologies, big data and data analytics, and increased patient engagement as key areas for curriculum development. Student nurses, and those already in practice,should be offered ongoing educational opportunities to enhance a wide spectrum of professional informatics skills. The nurses of 2025 will most certainly inhabit a very different practice environment than what exists today and technology will be key in this transformation. Nurse educators must prepare now to lead these practitioners into the future.