Informatics and Nursing Competencies and Applications

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: LWW
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Thoroughly updated to reflect current technologies, the Third Edition of this comprehensive text reviews the concepts and applications of nursing informatics. Starting with an introduction to nursing informatics, the contents proceed from Unit One which covers computer basics to Unit Five which examines skills and techniques for using the end product of informatics: data. Other units review the effects that the Internet is having on healthcare, the ins and outs of using personal productivity software, and informatics in the clinical area.

Table of Contents

Informatics Basics
Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Managing Healthcare Informationp. 3
Meet the Computerp. 21
Software: Information Managementp. 44
Understanding Computer Concepts: Common Featuresp. 58
Computers and Networkingp. 77
Computers and Your Professional Careerp. 99
Professional Networkingp. 101
Word Processingp. 120
Presentation Software: Looking Professional in the Spotlightp. 133
Spreadsheets: Making Numbers Talkp. 144
Databases: Creating Information From Datap. 160
Information Competencyp. 183
The Internet: One Road to Health and Evidence-Based Practice Informationp. 185
Finding Knowledge in the Digital Library Haystackp. 199
Mobile Computing: Finding Knowledge in the Palm of Your Handp. 215
The New Healthcare Paradigmp. 229
The Consumer and the Electronic Health Recordp. 231
The Empowered Consumerp. 248
Interoperability at the International and National Levelp. 266
Nursing Documentation: Is It Valuable?p. 286
Healthcare Informaticsp. 307
The Informatics Disciplinep. 309
Basic Electronic Healthcare Information Systemsp. 329
Specialized Electronic Healthcare Information Systemsp. 347
Electronic Healthcare System Issuesp. 359
Carrying Healthcare to the Clientp. 376
Computer Uses in Healthcare Beyond Clinical Informaticsp. 389
Educational Informatics: e-Learningp. 391
Administration Tools for Efficiencyp. 409
Informatics and Researchp. 423
Legal and Ethical Issuesp. 436
Indexp. 447
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