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Nursing Informatic Trends
A look at past, present and future trends of nursing informatics.
# 152019 | 2,000 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Nov 11, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This paper examines how nursing informatics has been defined by several experts as the use of technology and/or a computer system in order to process and communicate timely data and information in and across health care facilities. The paper further looks at how technology is radically altering the ways in which patients are diagnosed, treated, managed and cared for and how technology and the effective use of it is the future. In particular, the paper discusses how nursing is at the front of this wave of technology innovation and how the future holds fast and ongoing paradigm shifts for clinical caregivers, especially in the areas of electronic documentation, physician order entry and the collaborative transformation of clinical practice.


From the Paper:

"Nursing informatics is the way in which evidence of the effects of nursing interventions are linked with the outcomes of care in relation to the problems identified for a specific patient or groups of patients. Nursing informatics looks at the management and processing of data, information, and knowledge to support nursing practice and the delivery of care. As information systems are developed, the first insertion has been administrative and financial data. The second phase of content has been physician orders and execution, and use of pharmaceuticals. At the same time, a lot of development is underway for virtual use and documentation of radiology tests. Lastly included in the information technology priority list is nursing care, especially the nursing problems, interventions, and outcomes in a standardized format to be stored in administrative and clinical databases. This lack severely limits evidence-based practice, quality improvement activities, cost-effectiveness studies, and the use of the data for nursing research. Technologic and informatics literacy are thought to be vital in the 21st century workplace (Swan, Lang and McGinley, 2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • An Emerging Giant Nursing Informatics. (2007). Retrieved March 25, 2010, from Web site:
  • Become a Nursing Informatics Specialist. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010, from All Nursing Schools Web site:
  • Gosling, A. Sophie, Westbrook, Johanna I. and Spencer, Rosemary. (2004). Nurses' use of online clinical evidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 47(2), p201-211.
  • Courtney, Karen L., Alexander, Gregory L. and Iris, George. (2008). Information technology from novice to expert: implementation implications. Journal of Nursing Management. 16(6), p692-699.
  • Hyun S, Bakken S, Douglas K and Stone PW. (2008). Evidence-based staffing: potential roles for informatics. Nursing Economics. 26 (3), pp. 151-8.

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