Informatics

The Faculty of Nursing recently created an Informatics Research Group, as a vehicle for expanding research capacity and productivity in the field of informatics. Broadly, the field spans a number or specialties, such as Health Informatics, Consumer Health Informatics, Nursing Informatics, and many more!

 As outlined in the CNA & CNIA (2017) joint position statement, nurses in all areas of practice–clinical care, education, research, administration and policy—are called upon to embrace innovation and informatics and to critically examine the nature and impact of existing (e.g. Clinical Information systems, Patient Portals, etc.) and future information and communication technologies (e.g. A.I, augmented reality, analytics) to be able to actively participate in leading transformative change within their communities.

 Working together, our goal is to influence policy and practice through leading informatics research projects focused at examining how innovation and applications of digital/informatics tools impact our patients, health systems, professional education, clinical education practice, and society at large.

 Membership in our group is open to researchers, educators, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, clinicians, and community stakeholders. To review our terms of reference, please click here. To join the Informatics Research Group, please contact Dr. Manal Kleib at manal.kleib@ualberta.ca