This is taken straght out of the last issue of "Nurse-zine" The Free Nursing Newsletter via e-mail. Subscribe here: wwnurse.com/Nurse-zine/
Nursing Informatics? What is it?
The term informatics was defined by Gorn (1983) as computer science plus information science. Used in conjunction with the name of a discipline, it denotes an application of computer science and information science to the management and processing of data, information and knowledge in the named discipline. Thus nursing informatics is a combination of computer science, information science and nursing science designed to assist in the management and processing of nursing data, information and knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of nursing care.
The above clip is from a detailed article called AN OVERVIEW OF NURSING INFORMATICS written by J.R. Graves and S. Corcoran. TO read the full article, visit: www.ajn.org/treasures/NCNR/report/ov.html
and for more info visit:
For several links to Nursing Informatics sites visit: wwnurse.com/nursing/informatics.shtml
Hope this helps :-)
[This message has been edited by bshort (edited 08-08-98).]