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 e-book is the right gateway to all of the specialist chances this regularly evolving self-discipline has to supply. Describing the evolution of nursing informatics from its origins to present perform in today’s advanced, varied healthcare setting, this booklet deals the subsequent new release of nurse informaticists a willing figuring out of the self-discipline, most sensible practices, and its scope of effect in healthcare. The ebook additionally explores Nursing Informatics because it is practiced at the present time, together with know-how construction and implementation and the improvement of influential regulations and top practices. precise gains comprise 15 essays from nurses in myriad fields of effect, together with academia, study, scientific settings, the administrative suite, consulting, and executive, in addition to an Appendix that includes case profiles with questions indexed by means of bankruptcy.

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As primary overseers of the flow of information about patients throughout the hospital setting, nurses became essential in efforts to capture and codify information flow within hospitals for modeling purposes. For example, Rita Zielstorff, an NI pioneer, began her initial work in healthcare informatics when she responded to a posted newsletter soliciting nurses to help design an automated medication system in the Laboratory of Computer Science at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In that role, and in other subsequent positions involving the development of information systems, Zielstorff contributed her knowledge of nursing practice.

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Is a common question. 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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