Original ArticlesNursing Informatics Year in ReviewCarrington, Jane M. PhD, RN; Tiase, Victoria L. MS, RNAuthor Information College of Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson (Dr Carrington); and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Ms Tiase). Correspondence: Jane M. Carrington, PhD, RN, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ 85721 ([email protected]). The article was presented in part at the American Medical Informatics Association fall meeting at the Nursing Informatics Working Group special session, 2012. The authors thank Kathy Johnson, MSN, RN, and Jane Peace, PhD, RN, for their contributions toward the manuscript. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: April/June 2013 - Volume 37 - Issue 2 - p 136-143 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3182869deb Buy Metrics Abstract Nurses' role in patient care has evolved and so has their role in the use of technology to improve health care delivery. Nursing informatics research seeks to study the science of nursing, computer technology, and information science to enhance the quality of nursing practice. In an effort to increase patient safety and reduce health care–associated costs, nursing administrators have been challenged to incorporate technology and nursing practice. Unfortunately, health care institutions may not benefit from this body of work, as nursing informatics research associated with increased patient safety and cost containment may not be readily accessible for nursing administrators. The purpose of this study was to present the findings of a nursing informatics literature review and highlight those publications seen as most influential in the last year. In addition, we seek identify common topics and emerging themes in nursing informatics published research. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.