Nurses and Informatics

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Marion J. Ball
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


We have entered the information age! Banks and stock markets move and track billions of dollars around the world every day through information systems. Factories and stores buy, build, sell and account for the products in our lives through information systems. In schools, computers are being used as teaching tools and as instructional resources for students in such varied disciplines as astronomy, Chinese, chemistry, and even air traffic control. The information age has not left the health industry untouched. Moving beyond standard data processing functions such as payroll, computers now play an important role in patient care by: interpreting electrocardiograms, scheduling, entering orders, reporting results, and preventing drug interactions (by cross-referencing drug compatibilities and warning the appropriate staff). Nurses are using information systems in clinical practice, administration, research and education.


Nursing Care Nursing Practice Hospital Information System Medical Informatics Chief Information Officer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 1
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 2
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Management Consulting Branch, Information Technology DivisionAlberta HealthEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Information ServicesUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Margaret J. A. Edwards and Associates Inc.CalgaryCanada

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