Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-25
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This useful handbook introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the most current application of computer-related technology in the health care environment. Included are the various forms of electronic communication and ways to use it more effectively. New coverage of web-based technology, search tools, and evaluation criteria for online material are presented along with regulatory and accreditation requirements, such as HIPAA. Completely updated, the fourth edition offers a clearly written overview of informatics, as well as practical applications of computer-based education for day-to-day use.

Author Biography

Toni Hebda is Professor of Nursing Programs, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Table of Contents

General Computer Information
Informatics in the Health Care Professions
Hardware, Software, and the Roles of Support Personnel
Ensuring the Quality of Information
Electronic Communication and the Internet
Health Care Information Systems
Health Care Information Systems
Strategic Planning
Selecting a Health Care Information System
System Implementation and Maintenance
Information Systems Training
Information Security and Confidentiality
System Integration and Interoperability
The Electronic Health Record
Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs)
Regulatory and Accreditation Issues
Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery
Specialty Applications
Using the Computer to Support Health Care and Patient Education
Evidence Based Practice And Research
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