Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide

Paperback | September 29, 2015

byJuliana J. Brixey, Jack E. Brixey, Virginia Saba

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A clear and concise approach to learning nursing informatics

Derived from the newly-revised 6th Edition of Saba and McCormick’s best-selling textbook, Essentials of Nursing Informatics, this unique study guide offers a clear and concise path to understanding the fundmental concepts of nursing informatics. Based on chapters in the 6th Edition written by leaders in nursing informatics education and industry, this companion text helps students learn and apply the latest concepts, technologies, policies, and skills in nursing informatics.

Edited by experienced educators Julianne and Jack Brixey, along with Virginia K. Saba and Kathleen A. McCormick, the Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide gives you concise teaching and learning modules that include chapter outlines, teaching tips, class preparation ideas, learning objectives, review questions, and answer explanations to supplement the 6th Edition of Essentials of Nursing Informatics. The Study Guide is ideal for use by instructors to enhance classroom teaching, as well as for students to use for self-study and review both in and out of the classroom.

Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide is logically divided into nine sections covering all areas of nursing informatics theory and practice:

  • Nursing Informatics Technologies
  • System Life Cycle
  • Informatics Theory Standards/Foundations of Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Informatics Leadership
  • Advanced Nursing Informatics in Practice
  • Nursing Informatics/Complex Applications
  • Educational Applications
  • Research Applications
  • Big Data Initiatives

    Essentials of Nursing Informatics Study Guide is an essential resource for learning how technology can make the nursing experience as rewarding and successful as possible.

    The Study Guide also includes an online faculty resource to supplement classroom teaching (available at MHProfessional.com/Nursing), which includes chapter outlines, learning objectives, key words, and explanatory illustrations and tables.

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A clear and concise approach to learning nursing informaticsDerived from the newly-revised 6th Edition of Saba and McCormick’s best-selling textbook, Essentials of Nursing Informatics, this unique study guide offers a clear and concise path to understanding the fundmental concepts of nursing informatics. Based on chapters in the 6th Ed...

Juliana J. Brixey, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN is Assistant Professor at the School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center. Virginia K. Saba, EdD, RN, FACMI, FAAN, LL has been a pioneer in the integration of computer technology into the practice of nursing for more than 30 years, and spearheaded the nursing ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071845895

ISBN - 13:9780071845892

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Table of Contents

Preface vii


Part 1 - Nursing Informatics Technologies 1

1 Historical Perspective of Nursing Informatics . 3

2 Computer Hardware . 11

3 Advanced Hardware and mHealth . 25

4 Computer Software . 33

5 Open Source and Free Software . 47

6 Data and Data Processing . 65

7 Health Data Standards: Development, Harmonization,

and Interoperability . 73

8 Standardized Nursing Terminologies . 87

9 Human-Computer Interaction . 99

10 Trustworthy Systems for Safe and Private

Healthcare . 111


Part 2 - System Life Cycle 127

11 System Life Cycle: A Framework . 129

12 System and Functional Testing . 153

13 System Life Cycle Tools . 163

14 Healthcare Project Management . 171


Part 3 - Informatics Theory Standards-

Foundations of Nursing Informatics 181

15 The Practice Specialty of Nursing Informatics . 183

16 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Policy . 205


Part 4 - Nursing Informatics Leadership 229

17 The Role of the Nurse Executive in Information

Technology Decision Making . 231

18 Establishing Nursing Informatics in Public Policy . 241

19 Communication Skills in Health IT, Building

Strong Teams for Successful Health IT Outcomes . 253

20 Assessing the Vendors . 261

21 Nurse Scheduling and Credentialing Systems . 275

22 Informatics and the Healthcare Industry . 285


Part 5 - Advanced Nursing Informatics in

Practice 295

23 Structuring Advanced Practice Knowledge:

An Internet Resource for Education and

Practice . 297

24 Nursing Informatics in Retail Clinics . 307

25 Care Delivery Across the Care Continuum:

Hospital-Community-Home . 317

26 Foundation of a Nursing Plan of Care Standard . 329

27 Computerized Provider Order Entry . 341

28 Physiological Monitoring and Device Interface . 351

29 Health Information Technology: Striving to Improve

Patient Safety . 361

30 The Role of Technology in the Medication-Use

Process . 371

31 The Magnet Model . 391

32 Public Health Practice Applications . 397

33 Informatics Solutions for Emergency Planning

and Response . 409

34 Federal Healthcare Sector Nursing Informatics . 419

35 Consumer/Patient Engagement and eHealth

Resources . 433


Part 6 - Nursing Informatics-Complex

Applications 443

36 Healthcare Analytics . 445

37 Planning, Design, and Implementation of

Information Technology in Complex Healthcare

Systems . 455

38 The Quality Spectrum in Informatics . 465

39 Translation of Evidence into Nursing Practice . 479

40 Improving Healthcare Quality and Patient Outcomes

Through the Integration of Evidence-Based

Practice and Informatics . 493

41 Incorporating Evidence: Use of Computer-Based

Clinical Decision Support Systems for Health

Professionals . 505

vi Contents


Part 7 - Educational Applications 515

42 Nursing Curriculum Reform and Healthcare

Information Technology . 517

43 The TIGER Initiative . 529

44 Initiation and Management of Accessible, Effective

Online Learning . 537

45 Social Media in the Connected Age: Impact on

Healthcare Education and Practice . 549

46 A Paradigm Shift in Simulation: Experiential

Learning in Virtual Worlds . 563


Part 8 - Research Applications 575

47 Computer Use in Nursing Research . 577

48 Information Literacy and Computerized Information

Resources . 599


Part 9 - Big Data Initiatives 613

49 Genomics and Information Technology for Personalized

Health . 615

50 Global eHealth and Informatics . 629

Index . 639