Nursing informatics in Israel from a historical perspective

Ayala Gonen, Ronen Segev

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The field of nursing informatics is expanding in Israel, which is known as a start-up nation. This study is a systematic literature review aimed to obtain a historical perspective of the Israel's nursing informatics development. To study how nursing informatics has evolved in Israel over the past 20 years, we analyzed two major issues: (1) the development of the nursing informatics field over these years; and (2) nursing informatics studies that were carried out by nurses. The main criteria for choosing these studies were: (1) nursing informatics research conducted in Israel; (2) investigated by nurses; and (3) published in academic international journals, including PhD dissertations. Thirty studies were located, and two main issues were identified: nurse managers who were engaged in health information technology were not recognized as nursing informatics practitioners, and a minority of nurses performed nursing informatics researches. Although many health information technology projects were and are performed in Israel, the nursing informatics field is not fully recognized by Israeli nurses. Therefore, it is essential for Israeli nurses to understand the importance of advancing the nursing informatics body of knowledge, which will give nurses the authorization to become influential as health information technology professionals in areas such as health education, practice, and research—for the benefit of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-873
Number of pages9
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Issue number12
StatePublished - 3 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Historical perspective
  • Israeli NI development
  • Israeli NI research
  • Nursing informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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