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ISBN: 9780071743716
Division: Professional
Pub Date: AUG-11
Pages: 844

Edition: 05
Format: Paperback
Availability: In Stock

Essentials of Nursing Informatics

Virginia Saba, Kathleen McCormick
(Georgetown University School of Nursing, Washington, DC)



The classic text on how nurses can use technology to improve patient care -- and every aspect of their job performance, education, and career

Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive, up-to-date text explores the ever-growing role technology plays in the field of nursing. Offering theoretical background to help you understand how informatics serves many aspects of the profession, Essential of Nursing Informatics also gives you practical help in unlocking computing’s benefits -- both now and into the future. Numerous case studies and examples add real-world relevance to the material.

An internationally recognized contributor team provides information and insights not found in any other text on essential topics such as the application of computers to nursing administration, education, and research; electronic medical records (EMRs) and personal health records (PHRs); coding; and government, clinical, and private sector system requirements.

Completely revised and updated with the latest information on specialized softwares and contributions, the fifth edition of Essentials of Nursing Informatics covers:
  • Computer systems
  • Information theory
  • Current issues in informatics
  • Continuum of care information technology systems
  • Educational applications
  • Research applications
  • International perspectives (including Europe, Canada, Pacific Rim, Asia, South America, and South Africa)
  • The future of informatics