Introduction to Nursing Informatics

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Pamela Hussey
  • Margaret A. Kennedy
  • Marion J. Ball

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pamela Hussey, Margaret Ann Kennedy
      Pages 3-10
    3. Margaret Ann Kennedy, Pamela Hussey
      Pages 11-31
  3. Connected Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Pamela Hussey, Margaret Ann Kennedy
      Pages 35-52
    3. Pamela Hussey, Margaret Ann Kennedy, Anne Spencer
      Pages 53-65
    4. Christopher Henry, Pamela Hussey, Margaret Ann Kennedy
      Pages 67-78
    5. Anne Casey
      Pages 97-144
    6. Sally Remus, Margaret Ann Kennedy, Breane Manson Lucas, Tracy Forbes
      Pages 145-176
    7. Julie Doyle, Lorcan Walsh
      Pages 177-211
  4. Administration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Hélène Clément
      Pages 215-230
    3. Ross Fraser
      Pages 231-250
    4. Lynn M. Nagle
      Pages 251-270
  5. Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Kathryn Momtahan
      Pages 273-294
    3. Pamela Hussey, Fintan Sheerin
      Pages 295-303
    4. Polun Chang, Ming-Chuan Jessie Kuo, Shaio-Jyue Lu
      Pages 355-370
    5. Stephen P. Murray
      Pages 371-412
  6. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Paula M. Procter
      Pages 415-425
    3. Anne Spencer, Pamela Hussey
      Pages 427-439
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-452

About this book


This book is a primer for nurses on the topic of nursing informatics and presents the fundamental concepts of health information management from a nursing perspective.  Nursing informatics has never been more important as contemporary healthcare offers exciting opportunities for the nursing profession to contribute to the design of emerging eHealth models of care and to ensure resources such as electronic health records and mobile technology are pragmatic and fit for purpose. This new edition contains the best available evidence to inspire and support nurses to think critically about both current and future practice.

Introduction to Nursing Informatics is designed for use by practicing nurses and students in undergraduate programs of study and includes a number of contributions from leading international experts who have practiced in the field over a number of years. The information is presented and integrated in a purposeful manner to encourage readers to explore the key concepts of nursing practice, information management and its relationship to informatics. Critically, the content is also linked to case-based examples to contextualize the theory presented.

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 1
  • Pamela Hussey
    • 2
  • Margaret A. Kennedy
    • 3
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 4
  1. 1.CalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Dublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  3. 3.Global Village Consulting IncMerigomishCanada
  4. 4.IBM Research Center for Healthcare ManagementBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2998-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2999-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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