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Nursing Informatics History and its Contributions to Nursing Knowledge

Nursing Informatics History and its Contributions to Nursing Knowledge
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Author(s): Heather Strachan (eHealth Directorate, Scottish Government, UK), Peter Murray (International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), UK) and William Scott Erdley (St. John Fisher College, USA)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 20
Source title: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Andrew Cashin (Southern Cross University, Australia) and Robyn Cook (Sidra Medical & Research Center, Qatar)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-034-1.ch007


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The history of nursing informatics whilst arguably starting with Florence has exploded into a tale of frenetic activity in the last 30 years. This tale is told in this chapter. The evolution of a nursing minimum data set and evolution of a shared language internationally is rightfully positioned as critical to the future of nursing. The argument is structured around the benefit of a sound informatics infrastructure that enables nurses to Care, Share and Compare. Direction of future development needed is discussed in light of the evolution of the nursing role as knowledge worker.

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