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Health Informatics Specialists - 15-1211.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply knowledge of nursing and informatics to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the health care system.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Clinical Informatics Nurse
  • Clinical Informatics Specialist
  • Clinical Informatics Systems Analyst
  • Digital Diabetes Research Officer
  • Nursing Informatics Officer
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Nursing Information Systems Coordinator
  • Registered Nurse Clinical Information Systems Coordinator (RN Clinical Information Systems Coordinator)
  • Registered Nurse Clinical Information Systems Educator (RN Clinical Information Systems Educator)

SOC Occupation Groups

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
15-1200 Computer Occupations
15-1210 Computer and Information Analysts
15-1211.00 Computer Systems Analysts
15-1211.01 Health Informatics Specialists

Related Occupations


  • Analyze and interpret patient, nursing, or information systems data to improve nursing services.
  • Analyze computer and information technologies to determine applicability to nursing practice, education, administration, and research.
  • Apply knowledge of computer science, information science, nursing, and informatics theory to nursing practice, education, administration, or research, in collaboration with other health informatics specialists.
  • Design, conduct, or provide support to nursing informatics research.
  • Design, develop, select, test, implement, and evaluate new or modified informatics solutions, data structures, and decision-support mechanisms to support patients, health care professionals, and their information management and human-computer and human-technology interactions within health care contexts.
  • Develop or deliver training programs for health information technology, creating operating manuals as needed.
  • Develop or implement policies or practices to ensure the privacy, confidentiality, or security of patient information.
  • Develop strategies, policies or procedures for introducing, evaluating, or modifying information technology applied to nursing practice, administration, education, or research.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate health information technology applications, tools, processes, or structures to assist nurses with data management.
  • Disseminate information about nursing informatics science and practice to the profession, other health care professions, nursing students, and the public.
  • Identify, collect, record, or analyze data relevant to the nursing care of patients.
  • Inform local, state, national, and international health policies related to information management and communication, confidentiality and security, patient safety, infrastructure development, and economics.
  • Plan, install, repair, or troubleshoot telehealth technology applications or systems in homes.
  • Provide consultation to nurses regarding hardware or software configuration.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in informatics.
  • Translate nursing practice information between nurses and systems engineers, analysts, or designers, using object-oriented models or other techniques.
  • Use informatics science to design or implement health information technology applications for resolution of clinical or health care administrative problems.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze health-related data.
  • Apply information technology to solve business or other applied problems.
  • Communicate project information to others.
  • Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
  • Design healthcare-related software applications.
  • Design research studies to obtain scientific information.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Develop guidelines for system implementation.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Install computer software.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Provide technical information or assistance to public.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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