An introduction to nursing informatics: evolution and by Sue Houston, Tina Dieckhaus, Bob Kirchner, Renee Rookwood

By Sue Houston, Tina Dieckhaus, Bob Kirchner, Renee Rookwood

This booklet is the proper gateway to all of the expert percentages this regularly evolving self-discipline has to provide. Describing the evolution of nursing informatics from its origins to present perform in today’s advanced, diversified healthcare atmosphere, this publication bargains the subsequent iteration of nurse informaticists a willing knowing of the self-discipline, top practices, and its scope of impression in healthcare. The publication additionally explores Nursing Informatics because it is practiced this present day, together with expertise construction and implementation and the advance of influential regulations and most sensible practices. specific good points contain 15 essays from nurses in myriad fields of impression, together with academia, learn, scientific settings, the administrative suite, consulting, and executive, in addition to an Appendix that includes case profiles with questions indexed via bankruptcy.

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These nurses know how to apply IT to enhance their clinical skills and work with nurses across the healthcare continuum to integrate the nursing science, computer technology, and information science resulting in improved communication, documentation, and efficiency. Possessing knowledge in these three areas positions nurse informaticists to lead the development of an emerging concept in healthcare—clinical intelligence (CI). CI has risen out of the expansion of electronic data and is fueled by the prolific use of health IT.

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There is no easy answer, as there are pros and cons of reporting to IS/IT versus nursing. The culture of the organization may dictate which fit is best. For this author’s entrance into informatics, it was best to report to IS/IT to learn the more technical side of informatics. Chapter 1: A Discipline Defined 9 In other organizations, a strong nursing executive officer may be able to offer strong leadership. Figure 1-1: HIMSS 2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Reporting Structure for Informatics Nurses.

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