Nursing informatics. Whats that about?

  1. Well for one of our classes we have to join a listserv and provide proof that we have used it so here goes.

    Hi shona.
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    Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1
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    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in ED


  3. by   Francie Kerr
    kia ora marty e hoa ma
    in reply to your title and to fulfill my skills requirement - have you read linda thede's book "computers in nursing" chapter 18 on infomatics?
    it is very short (5 pages) and defines nursing infomatics as 'managing information related to nursing' (american nurses association, 1994).
    apparently 'nursing informatics specialists create databases to support nusing or help nursing managers develop systems to improve patient care' (thede, 1999, p 289).
    i hope this helps, i tried to get this on the board earlier but the system was down.
    ka kite
  4. by   kennedyj
    The entire medical world is becoming very computer based. Many institutions are using computer based charting. Some use palmtops for the nurses with link docking stations to upload there information. EKG's, rhythm strips, xrays, echo's MRI's and many specialized diagnostic tools can be sent to specialists for co management consults. These can be very helpful in rural areas where specialists are limited. The military often sends electronic xrays, videotapes, audiosounds etc from the frontline to the medical specialists for additional intepretation. Computer technology is the wave of the future.
  5. by   Mariah
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  6. by   rninformatics
    Nursing Informatics is the discipline that combines nursing science with information systems and computer science.

    Nursing Informatics is defined as: A specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information and knowledge in nursing practice. Nursing Informatics facilitates the integration of data, information and knowledge to support patients, nurses and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures and information technology. (ANA Scope and Practicie Standards 2001)

    Please see the Nursing Informatics forum area on this board,
    my home page at
    and the Midwest Alliance for Nursing Informatics site at
    for more info