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The Nursing Informatics Implementation Guide

  • Eleanor Callahan Hunt
  • Sara Breckenridge Sproat
  • Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller

Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 1-19
  3. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 20-28
  4. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 29-57
  5. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 58-86
  6. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 87-112
  7. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 113-126
  8. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 127-145
  9. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 146-169
  10. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 170-188
  11. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 189-212
  12. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 213-234
  13. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 235-250
  14. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 251-275
  15. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 276-297
  16. Eleanor Callahan Hunt, Sara Breckenridge Sproat, Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    Pages 298-312
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 313-322

About this book

Introduction

Health institutions are investing in and fielding information technology solutions at an unprecedented pace. With the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine around information technology solutions for patient safety, mandates from industry groups such as Leapfrog about using infor­ mation systems to improve health care, and the move toward evidence­ based practice, health institutions cannot afford to retain manual practices. The installation of multi-million dollar computerized health systems repre­ sents the very life blood of contemporary clinical operations and a crucial link to the financial viability of institutions. Yet, the implementation of health information systems is exceptionally complex, expensive and often just plain messy. The need for improvement in the art and science of systems implemen­ tation is clear: up to 70-80% of information technology installations fail. The reasons are multi-faceted, ranging from the complexity of the diverse workflows being computerized, the intricate nature of health organizations, the knowledge and skills of users to other reasons such as strategies for obtaining key executive support, weaving through the politics peculiar to the institution, and technical facets including the usability of systems. Thus, the art and science of successfully implementing systems remains deeply layered in elusiveness. Still, given the pervasiveness of system implementa­ tions and the importance of the outcomes, this is a critical topic, especially for nurses and informatics nurse specialists.

Keywords

Radiologieinformationssystem computer evaluation informatics information technology nursing software development

Authors and affiliations

  • Eleanor Callahan Hunt
    • 1
  • Sara Breckenridge Sproat
    • 2
  • Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    • 3
  1. 1.Informatics ConsultantRaleighUSA
  2. 2.67th Combat Support Hospital, UnitWuerzburgGermany
  3. 3.Duke University Health SystemDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4343-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-2352-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-4343-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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