Summary: This comprehensive introduction to informatics provides a solid foundation for nurses using computers to perform their professional duties. The text is divided into four units. Unit 1 provides an overview of the benefits of nursing informatics and a review of computer hardware and software characteristics and uses. Unit 2 covers communication with computers, including introductions to the Internet and the World Wide Web. This unit also includes chapters on Internet u ...show morese by health care consumers and the current and future role of telehealth in medical practice. Unit 3 discusses word processing, working with numbers, presentation software, and databases. Unit 4 covers nursing informatics as a specialty, nursing information systems, and current issues and challenges facing nursing informatics. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 03
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