Roles of Nurses in Health Informatics

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


Nurses interested in having a positive impact on the development of the information processing aspects of their profession are faced with the formidable task of keeping up with a body of knowledge that becomes quickly outdated. “State-of-the-art” technology changes with meteoric haste. The slightest lapse in an individual’s monitoring of new technological developments can result in one’s knowledge being historical.


Hospital Information System Nurse Educator Health Care Informatics Health Care Agency Automate Information System 


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  1. Singer, J. P. 1971. “Hospital computer systems: Myths and realities.” Hospital Topics 49 (January).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

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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