These chapters from other Jones and Bartlett titles provide further information on computers and informatics for nursing in different subject areas.
Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge
Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, FACCE, FAAN
Kathleen Mastrian, PhD, RN
Chapter: Introduction to Information, Information Science and Information Systems
- This chapter reflects on the progression from data to information to knowledge, describes the term information, assesses how information is acquired, explores the characteristicsof quality information, describes an information system, explores data scquisitions or input and processing or retrieval, analysis, and synthesis of data, assesses output or reports, documents, summaries, alerts and outcomes, describes information dissemination and feedback, defines information science, assesses how information is processed and explores how knowledge is generated in onformation science.
Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
Gayle Roux, PhD, RN, CNS, NPC
Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN
Chapter: Informatics to Improve Health Outcomes/Health Technology
- This chapter defines informatics and healthcare technology, Identifies changes in the practice of health care due to technology infiltration, explains security issues related to the use of healthcare technology, discusses ethical concerns with technology in the healthcare arena, discusses three issues related to the implementation of information technology in health care, describes how automated tools can help promote quality patient outcomes, describes the role of the nurse in implementing information technology that promotes evidence-based practice and predicts future uses of technology in health care.
Essentials of Patient Education
Susan Bastable, EdD, MEd, RN
Chapter: Technology in Education
- Describes changes in education that have occurred as a result of Information Age technology, defines the terms Information Age, World Wide Web, Internet, information literacy, and computer literacy, identifies ways in which the resources of the Internet and World Wide Web could be incorporated into healthcare education, describes the role of the nurse as teacher in using technology in consumer education and recognizes the issues related to the use of technology for teaching and learning.