ArticleHIT Plants SEEDS in Healthcare EducationConnors, Helen PhD, RN, FAAN; Warren, Judith PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI; Weaver, Charlotte PhD, RNAuthor Information University of Kansas School of Nursing and KU Center for Healthcare Informatics (Drs Connors and Warren), and the VP Patient Care Enterprises, Cerner Corporation (Dr Weaver), Kansas City, Kan. Corresponding author: Helen Connors, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Kansas School of Nursing and KU Center for Healthcare Informatics, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160 (e-mail: [email protected]). Nursing Administration Quarterly: April 2007 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 129-133 doi: 10.1097/01.NAQ.0000264861.49217.f0 Buy Metrics Abstract By incorporating a clinical information system in the education curriculum as a teaching platform, the University of Kansas School of Nursing teaches nurses and other health professional students how to assess, plan, document and manage care in an electronic medium that develops healthcare informatics competencies. The outcomes of this integrated technology curriculum brings hope for transforming health professional education for 21st century practice and graduating a workforce with the leadership and competencies for improving quality and safety in patient care. It results in IT savvy healthcare providers who will cross the quality chasm. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.