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  • 781 Citations
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1992 …2020

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I am a Registered Nurse with a background in general Nursing and have Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. I have over 25 years experience of theoretical and applied research in Health Informatics, with a particular focus on Health Records and Terminologies. I hold an adjunct position of Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA and have previously held eHealth leadership roles at the UK Royal College of Nursing and the International Council of Nurses. I have published widely and am asked regularly to speak at conferences and seminars. I was for 10 years Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care. I am the UK representative to the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group, a member of national and international standards bodies and think tanks, and I regularly provide advice to organisations such as the UK Department of Health on informatics issues. I am a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and was the recipient of the 2017 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award.

Research Expertise and Interests

My research interests are around Health Informatics or eHealth with a particular emphasis on supporting practice and care. My main area of expertise is around standardized languages that support clinical applications of information and communication technology.

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

External positions

UK Representative, Nursing Informatics Working Group, International Medical Informatics Association

2018 → …

Treasurer, Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses Interventions and Outcomes

2017 → …

Chair, Chief Nursing Information Officer Network Advisory Group


Council member, National Institute of Medical Herbalists

2017 → …

Editor-in-Chief - Informatics for Health & Social Care


Board Member, British Computer Society Nursing Specialist Group

Professor (Adjunct), University of Colorado Denver

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Health Informatics
  • eHealth
  • Communication Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics

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Research Output

Introducing standardised care plans as a new recording tool in municipal health care

Ostensen, E., Hardiker, N., Bragstad, L. K. & Helleso, R., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29, 17-18, p. 3286-3297 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Toward a Harmonized WHO Family of International Classifications Content Model

    Tu, S. W., Nyulas, C. I., Tudorache, T., Musen, M. A., Martinuzzi, A., van Gool, C., della Mea, V., Chute, C. G., Frattura, L., Hardiker, N., Ten Napel, H., Madden, R., Almborg, A. H., Ginige, J. A., Sykes, C., Cekik, C. & Jakob, R., 16 Jun 2020, Digital Personalized Health and Medicine: Proceedings of MIE 2020. Pape-Haugaard, L. B., Lovis, C., Madsen, I. C., Weber, P., Nielsen, P. H. & Scott, P. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 270. p. 1409-1410 2 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 270).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Nurses’ information practice in municipal health care – a web-like landscape

    Ostensen, E., Bragstad, L. K., Hardiker, N. & Helleso, R., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 13-14, p. 2706-2716 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Reinterpreting the nursing record for an electronic context

    Hardiker, N., Dowding, D., Dykes, P. C. & Sermeus, W., 1 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 127, p. 120-126 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Visibility of community nursing within an administrative health classification system: Evaluation of Content Coverage

    Block, L., Currie, L., Hardiker, N. & Strudwick, G., 26 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 6, p. e12847 11 p., e12487.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    The role of nursing in the development and utilisation of artificial intelligence in health care

    Laura-Maria Peltonen (Speaker), Patrick Weber (Speaker), Nicholas Hardiker (Speaker), Helja Lundgren-Laine (Speaker) & Sanna Salantera (Speaker)

    5 Jul 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Artificial Intelligence for Nursing: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (Event)

    Nicholas Hardiker (Member)

    23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a working group

    External PhD examiner

    Nicholas Hardiker (Examiner)

    17 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    Securing the future of nursing

    Nicholas Hardiker (Keynote speaker)

    1 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    ICN and the ICNP Programme

    Nicholas Hardiker (Invited speaker)

    10 Dec 201812 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk