Essentials of Nursing Informatics, 6th Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-04-14
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

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Discover how technology can improve patient care -- and enhance every aspect of a nurse’s job performance, education, and career

Written by leaders in nursing informatics, this comprehensive up-to-date text helps you understand how informatics can enhance every aspect of the nursing profession. This edition of Essentials of Nursing Informatics is highlighted by an outstanding team of international contributors and content that reflects the very latest concepts, technologies, policies, and required skills. Numerous case studies take the book beyond theory and add real-world relevance to the material.

Essentials of Nursing Informatics is logically divided into ten sections edited by leading nurse informaticists:

  • Nursing Informatics Technologies (Jacqueline Ann Moss)
  • System Life Cycle (Virginia K. Saba)
  • Informatics Theory Standards/Foundations of Nursing Informatics (Virginia K. Saba)
  • Nursing Informatics Leadership (Kathleen Smith)
  • Advanced Nursing Informatics in Practice (Gail E. Latimer)
  • Nursing Informatics/Complex Applications (Kathleen A. McCormick)
  • Educational Applications (Diane J. Skiba)
  • Research Applications (Virginia K. Saba)
  • Big Data Initiatives (Kathleen A. McCormick)
  • International Perspectives (Susan K. Newbold)

Essentials of Nursing Informatics is the best single resource for learning how technology can make the nursing experience as rewarding and successful as possible.

New Feature! The 6th Edition introduces an online faculty resource to supplement classroom teaching (available at http://MHProfessional.com/Nursing), offering instructors concise chapter outlines, learning objectives, key words, and explanatory illustrations and tables.

Also, for the first time, a companion study guide for the 6th Edition is available separately from McGraw-Hill Education (Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide/ISBN: 978-007-184-5892; edited by Julianne Brixey, Jack Brixey, Virginia K. Saba, and Kathleen A. McCormick), presenting teaching modules for all major chapters, with content outlines, teaching tips, class preparation ideas, review questions, answer explanations, and online PowerPoint slides to aid understanding and retention of all major concepts covered in Essentials of Nursing Informatics, 6th Edition.

Table of Contents

I. Computers and Nursing

1 Overview of Computers and Nursing

2 Historical Perspectives of Nursing Informatics

3 Electronic Health Records from a Historical Perspective

II. Computer Systems

4 Computer System Basics

5 Systems Life Cycle: Planning and Analysis

6 Implementation and Evaluation

7 Healthcare Project Management

8 Human Factors

9 Open Source and Free Software

10 Mobile Computing Platforms

III. Informatics Theory

11 The Practice Specialty of Nursing Informatics

12 Advanced Terminological Approaches in Nursing

13 Nursing Minimum Data Set Systems

14 Overview of the Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System: A National Nursing Standard Coded Terminology

IV. Current Issues in Informatics

15 Health Data Standards Development, Harmonization and Interoperability

16 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Policy

17 Trustworthy Systems for Safe and Private Health Care

18 Shaping Nursing Informatics through the Public Policy Process

19 Home Health: The Missing Ingredient in Healthcare Reform

V. Continuum of Care Information Technology Systems

20 Computerized Provider Order Entry

21 Electronic Health Record Vendor Applications

22 The Role of Technology in the Medication-Use Process

23 Planning, Design and Implementation of Information Technology in Complex Healthcare Systems

24 The Integration of Complex Systems Theory into Six Sigma Methods of Performance Improvement; A Case Study

25 Workflow and Healthcare Process Management

26 Translation of Evidence into Nursing Practice

27 Evidence-Based Practice

28 Incorporating Evidence: Use of Computer-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) for Health Professionals

29 The Magnet Model

30 Internet Tools for Patient Care in Advanced Practice

31 IT for the Rural Healthcare Market

32 Ambulatory Care Information Systems

33 Overview of Post-Acute Services

34 Public Health Practice Applications

35 Informatics Solutions for Emergency Planning and Response

VI. Educational Applications

36 Web 2.0 and Its Impact on Health Care Education and Practice

37 Initiation and Management of Accessible, Effective Online Learning

38 Innovations in e-Health

39 Consumer and Patient Use of Computers for Health

40 Nursing Curriculum Reform and Healthcare Information Technology

41 A Paradigm Shift in Simulation: Experiential Learning in Second Life

42 The TIGER Intiative

VII. Research Applications

43 Computer Use in Nursing Research

44 Information Literacy and Computerized Information Resources

VIII. International Perspectives

45 Nursing Informatics in Canada

46 Nursing Informatics in Europe

47 Pacific Rim Perspectives

48 Asian Perspectives

49 Nursing Informatics in South America

50 Nursing Informatics in South Africa

IX. The Future of Informatics

51 Future Directions

Appendix A

Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System Version 2.0

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