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For courses in nursing informatics.

A practical guide to applying healthcare IT and nursing informatics
Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals
is a complete, up-ʹo-ͤate 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.

Table of contents

1. An Overview of Informatics in Healthcare
2. Informatics Theory and Practice
3. Effective and Ethical Use of Data and Information
4. Electronic Resources for Healthcare Professionals
5. Using Informatics to Support Evidence-Based Practice and Research
6. Policy, Legislation, and Regulation Issues for Informatics Practice
7. Electronic Health Record Systems
8. Healthcare Information Systems
9. Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Health Information Technology (IT) Selection
10. Improving the Usability of Health Informatics Applications
11. System Implementation, Maintenance, and Evaluation
12. Workforce Development
13. Information Security and Confidentiality
14. Information Networks and Information Exchange
15. The Role of Standardized Terminology and Language in Informatics
16. Continuity Planning and Management (Disaster Recovery)
17. Using Informatics to Educate
18. Consumer Health Informatics
19. Connected Healthcare (Telehealth and Technology-Enabled Healthcare)
20. Public Health Informatics

Appendices
A. Hardware and Software
B. The Internet and the Worldwide Web
C. An Overview of Tools for the Informatics Nurse

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