Nursing’s pivotal role in eHealth : a brief and selective history

Hardiker, NR 2014, 'Nursing’s pivotal role in eHealth : a brief and selective history' , in: Managing eHealth : from vision to reality , Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 95-105.

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Florence Nightingale first drew attention to the problems associated with hospital record-keeping 150 years ago, thereby establishing a basis for contemporary health informatics. The advent of computers over the past half century or so provided new opportunities for nurses to engage with informatics. This chapter maps the evolution of nursing informatics over the past several decades, drawing on work around terminology and vocabularies. It charts nurses’ involvement in informatics from their relatively humble beginnings to their pivotal role in many innovations in the field.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Rosenmuller, M, Whitehouse D, D and Wilson, P
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9781349478767
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: NR Hardiker
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 16:25
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:11

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