Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals


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ISBN 9780134711010






Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm


A practical guide to applying healthcare IT and nursing informatics

Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals is a complete, up–to–date overview of key issues related to adopting and applying healthcare IT and nursing informatics. It provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with a much-needed practical guide to using computer applications and healthcare information systems. The authors cover the concepts, skills, and tasks needed to achieve national IT goals to help transform healthcare delivery. The 6th edition reflects rapid changes in healthcare IT and informatics, and builds upon the expertise of contributors involved in day-to-day informatics practice, education, and research.

About the author
Toni Hebda, PhD, RN-C, CNE, is a professor with the Chamberlain College of Nursing MSN Program teaching in the nursing informatics track. She has held several academic and clinical positions over the years and worked as a system analyst. Her interest in informatics provided a focus for her dissertation, and subsequently led her to help establish a regional nursing informatics group, obtain a graduate degree in information science, and conduct research related to informatics. She is a reviewer for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. She is a member of informatics groups and has presented and published in the field.

Kathy Hunter, PhD, FAAN, RN-BC, CNE
, is a professor with the Chamberlain College of Nursing MSN Program, teaching in the nursing informatics track. She has more than 40 years of experience in the fields of nursing informatics, healthcare informatics, and nursing education. After conducting clinical practice in critical care and trauma nursing for several years, she began practicing nursing informatics (NI), and working with end users and with information systems design, development, testing, implementation, and evaluation. She has presented nursing-informatics research in national and international meetings as well as publishing numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Collaborating in a community of practice with nursing-informatics faculty at Chamberlain, Dr. Hunter led the work resulting in the development of the TIGER-based Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies (TANIC) tool.

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