Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

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For undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Nursing Informatics and/or Healthcare, Nursing Trends and Issues, and Nursing Research.The Handbook serves as an introduction to informatics for students in the healthcare professions, as well as practicing professionals. It is an easy-to-read guide that provides useful information on topics that range from basic computing concepts and electronic communication, data integrity and security, to information system selection and implementation, disaster planning and recovery, telehealth, and Informatics applications for education and research.show more

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  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 150.6 x 227.3 x 15.5mm | 480.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130311022
  • 9780130311023

Table of contents

I. GENERAL COMPUTER INFORMATION. 1. Informatics in the Health Care Professions. 2. Hardware, Software, and the Roles of Support Personnel. 3. Ensuring the Quality of Information. 4. Electronic Communication and the Internet. II. HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 5. Health Care Information Systems. 6. Strategic Planning. 7. Selecting a Health Care Information System. 8. System Implementation and Maintenance. 9. Information Systems Training. 10. Information Security and Confidentiality. 11. Network Integration. 12. The Computer-Based Patient Record. 13. Regulatory and Accreditation Issues. 14. Community Health Information Networks. 15. Disaster Planning and Recovery. III. SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS. 16. Using the Computer to Support Health Care Education. 17. Telehealth. 18. Research. Appendix A: Internet Primer. Appendix B: Career Resources on the Internet. Appendix C: Internet Resources for Nurses and Health Care Professionals. Appendix D: Case Study Exercises-Suggested Responses. Glossary. Index.show more

About MSIS Ph.D. M.N.Ed. BSN Toni Hebda

TONI HEBDA presently works in the information services department of West Penn Allegheny Health System and teaches in the postgraduate informatics certificate program at Duquesne University School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.PATRICIA CZAR is Manager of Clinical Systems at St. Francis Health System in Pittsburgh. She has been an active member and leader in local and international computer user groups.CYNTHIA MASCARA is a senior consultant for the health care information solutions vendor Shared Medical Systems (SMS). She has experience with project management as well as the design and implementation of clinical information systems.show more