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TitleNursing Informatics [electronic resource] : Where Caring and Technology Meet / edited by Marion J. Ball, Kathryn J. Hannah, Ulla Gerdin Jelger, Hans Peterson
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1988
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Descript XXV, 418 p. 57 illus. online resource


Nursing, like other health-related professions, is information-intenยญ sive. The quality of care a patient receives is based on the soundness of judgment exercised by the health care team. Underlying sound judgยญ ment is up-to-date information. Unless nurses have access to accurate and pertinent information, the care being rendered will not be of the highest standard. What is required is not necessarily more rapid and efficient informaยญ tion services. Modern technology can process immense amounts of data in the blink of an eye. What we in the health professions need are information systems that are more intelligent, systems that can inteยญ grate information from many sources, systems that analyze and synยญ thesize information and display it so that it may be applied directly in patient care-in other words, information that answers a question or even gives practical advice. In order to accomplish such objectives, work is needed to establish the scientific and theoretical basis for the use of computing and inforยญ mation systems by health professionals. This is the research comยญ ponent. In addition, there is the need for continued development and evaluation of practical information systems


Contents: Nursing Informatics: Mastering Change. Integrating Computing and Nursing. New Roles for Nurses -- Where Caring and Technology Meet: Clinical Practice. Administrative Systems. Research Frontiers. Educational Innovations -- Appendices -- Index -- Contributors

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