Nursing Informatics

Where Technology and Caring Meet

  • Marion J. Ball
  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Donna DuLong
  • Susan K. Newbold
  • Joyce E. Sensmeier
  • Diane J. Skiba
  • Michelle R. Troseth
  • Brian Gugerty
  • Patricia Hinton Walker
  • Judith V. Douglas

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Nursing Informatics: On the Move

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas, Patricia Hinton Walker, Donna DuLong
      Pages 5-12
    3. Patricia Hinton Walker
      Pages 13-34
    4. Diane J. Skiba, Donna Dulong, Susan K. Newbold
      Pages 35-50
    5. Susan K. Newbold
      Pages 51-57
  3. Workforce Imperatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-63
    2. Diane J. Skiba, Mary Anne Rizzolo
      Pages 65-80
    3. Connie Delaney, Brian Gugerty
      Pages 81-92
    4. Carole A. Gassert, Susan K. Newbold
      Pages 93-111
    5. Joan M. Kiel, Elizabeth Johnson
      Pages 113-131
    6. Judy Murphy, Dana Alexander
      Pages 133-154
    7. Roy L. Simpson
      Pages 155-165
    8. Pamela R. Jeffries, Krysia Hudson, Laura A. Taylor, Steven A. Klapper
      Pages 167-188
  4. Infrastructure, Adoption, and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-192
    2. Carolyn Padovano, Alicia Morton
      Pages 193-205
    3. Joyce Sensmeier, Elizabeth Casey Halley
      Pages 207-217
    4. Nancy Staggers, Michelle R. Troseth
      Pages 219-241
    5. Diane Hanson
      Pages 243-258
  5. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-263
    2. Charlotte Weaver, Rita Zielstorff
      Pages 265-289
    3. John S. Silva, Nancy Seybold, Marion J. Ball
      Pages 291-302
    4. Debra M. Wolf, Amar Kapadia, Pam Selker Rak
      Pages 303-319
    5. Beth L. Elias, Jacqueline A. Moss, Christel Anderson, Teresa McCasky
      Pages 343-354
  6. Global Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-358
    2. Kathryn J. Hannah, Margaret Ann J. Kennedy
      Pages 359-373
    3. Ursula Hübner
      Pages 375-400
    4. Heimar F. Marin, Denise T. Silveira, Grace Dal Sasso, Heloisa Helena C. Perez
      Pages 401-410
    5. Polun Chang, Ming-Chuan Kuo
      Pages 411-428
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 429-482

About this book


Despite paying more for healthcare than any other country in the world, the US ranks below more than 40 other countries in life expectancy – down significantly from two decades earlier. As the Institute of Medicine concluded, “The current care systems cannot do the job. Trying harder will not work. Changing systems will.” Creating a new system that is “safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable” demands transformative change and the health information technology (IT) to support it. For the more than 2.6 million nurses who make up more than half of the national healthcare workforce, IT will be more than an enabler. This fourth edition of Nursing Informatics serves as a definitive guide to the transformation now underway, drawing insight and energy from the initiative known as Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER). Launched by a small group of nurse advocates, TIGER is a guiding force for integration of technology and informatics into education and practice nationally and provides leadership across health professions and delivery settings. Subsequently, it has developed nine collaborative sections that address critical areas for change: education and faculty development, staff development, informatics competencies, standards and interoperability, usability and clinical application design, leadership development, national health information technology agenda, virtual demonstration center, and consumer and personal health record. This new edition reflects the core tenets set forth in the recommendations made by the TIGER initiative, focusing on a range of issues: • Transformation, culture change, and diffusion • Competencies, education, staff development, and leadership • Infrastructure, adoption, and implementation • Comparative effectiveness research and personalized medicine • Global initiatives The editors for this new edition include key nurse advocates and informaticians active in the TIGER initiative: Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas, Patricia Hinton Walker, Donna DuLong, Brian Gugerty, Kathryn J. Hannah, Joan Kiel, Susan Newbold, Joyce Sensmeier, Diane Skiba, and Michelle Troseth.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marion J. Ball
    • 1
  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 2
  • Donna DuLong
    • 3
  • Susan K. Newbold
    • 4
  • Joyce E. Sensmeier
    • 5
  • Diane J. Skiba
    • 6
  • Michelle R. Troseth
    • 7
  • Brian Gugerty
    • 8
  • Patricia Hinton Walker
    • 9
  • Judith V. Douglas
    • 10
  1. 1.Center for Healthcare ManagementIBM ResearchBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.CalgaryCanada
  3. 3.The Tiger InitiativeDenverUSA
  4. 4.461 21st AVE SVanderbilt University School of NursingNashvilleUSA
  5. 5., InformaticsHealthcare Information and Management SyChicagoUSA
  6. 6., College of NursingUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  7. 7., Elsevier/Mosby/MC StrategiesCPM Resource CenterGrand RapidsUSA
  8. 8.Gugerty Consulting LLCArnoldUSA
  9. 9.Uniformed Services University of the HeaBethesdaUSA
  10. 10., School of NursingJohns Hopkings UniversityReisterstownUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-277-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-278-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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