Our mission is simple: to establish a national profile for nursing and midwifery informatics in Ireland.
We welcome new members – especially those who do not consider IT experts but who want to access a network of nurses and midwives who have an interest in informatics and the use of technology in clinical practice.
HISI NM welcomes all clinically-focused practitioners, including students. Although HISI NM is nurse-led, the group is open to all clinicians.
The HISI NM community will help you learn, acquire informatics skills, and share your experiences with other nurses and midwives working in the Irish healthcare domain.
Nursing and midwifery needs to have a strong voice in how health and technology work together.
At a national level HISI NM offer its members an opportunity to shape next generation computing and ensure that national and local IT programmes are fit for purpose and maximise patient safety.
Your clinical experience and voice needs to inform this debate. Please join us »
HISI NM is affiliated with IMIA SIGNI.
The Health Informatics Training System (HITS) is a training and certification solution for all healthcare workers.
HITS is a response to the needs of healthcare employees who require a clear understanding of the technologies used in this sector and their contribution to administrative and clinical best practice.
HITS was developed by ICS Skills in partnership with the Health Informatics Society of Ireland and has received Category 1 Approval from An Bord Altranais.
HITS Level 1
Basic Concepts of Health Informatics covers topics ranging from data processing and electronic record keeping to decision-support systems and security. Future HITS levels are planned which will focus on specialist areas within health informatics.
As the role of technology in healthcare becomes more extensive, it is essential that all workers in the sector appreciate the contribution of ICT to efficiency of service and quality of care. Healthcare employees need a clear understanding of the technologies used in their sector, and their relevance to administrative and clinical best practice.
HITS is a web delivered and assessed training and certification solution. It is designed to provide understanding and competence in the use of information and communications technology in healthcare, for those who participate in the healthcare delivery process at any level.
HITS Level 1 is targeted at all healthcare workers who require a basic understanding of their role of technology in the healthcare sector. The Level 1 syllabus outlines the hardware and technologies used in a healthcare environment, and covers topics ranging from data processing and electronic record keeping, to decision support systems and security.
HITS certification is awarded by ICS Skills.
Category 1 Approval from An Bord Altranais for HITS
An Bord Altranais, the regulatory body for the nursing profession in Ireland has awarded HITS category 1 approval.