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Offering a broad range of discussions concerning health care information systems, the first part of this book explores the implications of working in a computer-based environment. Part two topics include: linkages for nurse administrators; computer-augmented performance evaluation; information access for research-based practice; and communication structure enhancement for nursing research. The final part suggests ways of changing health care settings through the use of information systems.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
This newest entry in the Sage Series on Nursing Administration offers a broad range of discussions concerning health care information systems. Section I explores the implications of working in a computer-based environment, looking at the opportunities it presents for advanced nursing practice, for managing patient care, and for administering outcomes research. Different kinds of computer knowledge applications are examined in Section II. Topics include linkages for nurse administrators, computer-augmented performance evaluation, information access for research-based practice, and communication structure enhancement for nursing research. Section III offers a variety of suggestions related to changing health care settings to accommodate the advantages of computer technology. The articles examine computer-based information needs and implementation in a major medical center, a rural health care delivery network, the Veterans Administration infrastructure, and in community settings. This section also demonstrates the cost effectiveness of computer technology in caring for Alzheimer’s patients and shows how clinical management nationally can be maximized through automation of the Federal Minimum Data Set.
|1||Challenges and Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nurses in a Computer-Based Patient Record Environment||3|
|2||Nursing Management Data for Nursing Information Systems||15|
|3||A Virtual Nursing Administration Collaboratory for Patient Outcomes Research||30|
|4||Electronic Communication and Computer Linkages for Nurse Managers||51|
|5||Computer Augmented Performance Evaluation||65|
|6||Nursing Information Systems: Administrative, Clinical, and Educational Applications||75|
|7||Accessibility to Knowledge for Research-Based Practice||94|
|8||Expanding the Communication Structure in a Nursing Research Center||106|
|9||Organizing Project Implementation for Success: A Major Medical Center Case Study||125|
|10||Clinical and Nursing Information System Needs in a Rural Integrated Delivery Network||140|
|11||Nursing Software Development and Implementation: An Integral Aspect of the Veterans Health Administration Information System Infrastructure||155|
|12||A Case Study in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Computer Technology Used in Support of Caregivers With Alzheimer's Disease Patients||177|
|13||Maximizing Clinical Management Nationally Through Automation of the Federal Minimum Data Set||193|
|14||Use of Nursing Information Systems in Community Settings||213|
|About the Chairperson and Editors||247|
|About the Contributors||249|