What is Nursing Informatics?
"Nursing informatics (NI) is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. NI supports consumers, patients, nurses, and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures, information processes, and information techology." (Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2008, p. 1.)
Selected Nursing Informatics Books in the Health Sciences Library
An outstanding student resource and guide to the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts, and health information management applications. This comprehensive text includes the building blocks of informatics through complicated topics such as data mining, bioinformatics, and system development. The content is enhanced through its grounding in the Foundation of Knowledge Model. Covers for all levels of nursing practice from a Bachelor's Degree through a DNP degree.
Covers the full scope of nursing informatics and outlines the competency level of nursing practice and professional performance expected from all informatics nurses and nurse specialists. In addition, it details the nursing informatics competencies needed by any RN, spans all nursing careers and roles, and reflects the impact of informatics in any health care practice environment. This is a must-read for nurses, as informatics touches on every RN’s practice.
This comprehensive text reviews the concepts and applications of nursing informatics, from computer basics to skills and techniques for using the end product of informatics: data. Other units review the effects that the Internet is having on healthcare, the ins and outs of using personal productivity software, and informatics in the clinical area. This text also comes with a suite of ancillary resourcs for both faculty and students!
Chapter 15: Informatics and documenting outcomes
Chapter 15: Informatics and Technology in Nursing Practice
Nursing Informatics Web Sites
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