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Nursing Informatics

Where Technology and Caring Meet

  • Marion J. Ball
  • Kathryn J. Hannah
  • Donna DuLong
  • Susan K. Newbold
  • Joyce E. Sensmeier
  • Diane J. Skiba
  • Michelle R. Troseth
  • Brian Gugerty
  • Patricia Hinton Walker
  • Judith V. Douglas

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Nursing Informatics: On the Move

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas, Patricia Hinton Walker, Donna DuLong
      Pages 5-12
    3. Patricia Hinton Walker
      Pages 13-34
    4. Diane J. Skiba, Donna Dulong, Susan K. Newbold
      Pages 35-50
    5. Susan K. Newbold
      Pages 51-57
  3. Workforce Imperatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-63
    2. Diane J. Skiba, Mary Anne Rizzolo
      Pages 65-80
    3. Connie Delaney, Brian Gugerty
      Pages 81-92
    4. Carole A. Gassert, Susan K. Newbold
      Pages 93-111
    5. Joan M. Kiel, Elizabeth Johnson
      Pages 113-131
    6. Judy Murphy, Dana Alexander
      Pages 133-154
    7. Roy L. Simpson
      Pages 155-165
    8. Pamela R. Jeffries, Krysia Hudson, Laura A. Taylor, Steven A. Klapper
      Pages 167-188
  4. Infrastructure, Adoption, and Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-192
    2. Carolyn Padovano, Alicia Morton
      Pages 193-205
    3. Joyce Sensmeier, Elizabeth Casey Halley
      Pages 207-217
    4. Nancy Staggers, Michelle R. Troseth
      Pages 219-241
    5. Diane Hanson
      Pages 243-258
  5. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-263

About this book


Despite paying more for healthcare than any other country in the world, the US ranks below more than 40 other countries in life expectancy – down significantly from two decades earlier. As the Institute of Medicine concluded, “The current care systems cannot do the job. Trying harder will not work. Changing systems will.” Creating a new system that is “safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable” demands transformative change and the health information technology (IT) to support it. For the more than 2.6 million nurses who make up more than half of the national healthcare workforce, IT will be more than an enabler. This fourth edition of Nursing Informatics serves as a definitive guide to the transformation now underway, drawing insight and energy from the initiative known as Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER). Launched by a small group of nurse advocates, TIGER is a guiding force for integration of technology and informatics into education and practice nationally and provides leadership across health professions and delivery settings. Subsequently, it has developed nine collaborative sections that address critical areas for change: education and faculty development, staff development, informatics competencies, standards and interoperability, usability and clinical application design, leadership development, national health information technology agenda, virtual demonstration center, and consumer and personal health record. This new edition reflects the core tenets set forth in the recommendations made by the TIGER initiative, focusing on a range of issues: • Transformation, culture change, and diffusion • Competencies, education, staff development, and leadership • Infrastructure, adoption, and implementation • Comparative effectiveness research and personalized medicine • Global initiatives The editors for this new edition include key nurse advocates and informaticians active in the TIGER initiative: Marion J. Ball, Judith V. Douglas, Patricia Hinton Walker, Donna DuLong, Brian Gugerty, Kathryn J. Hannah, Joan Kiel, Susan Newbold, Joyce Sensmeier, Diane Skiba, and Michelle Troseth.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marion J. Ball
    • 1
  • Kathryn J. Hannah
    • 2
  • Donna DuLong
    • 3
  • Susan K. Newbold
    • 4
  • Joyce E. Sensmeier
    • 5
  • Diane J. Skiba
    • 6
  • Michelle R. Troseth
    • 7
  • Brian Gugerty
    • 8
  • Patricia Hinton Walker
    • 9
  • Judith V. Douglas
    • 10
  1. 1.Center for Healthcare ManagementIBM ResearchBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.CalgaryCanada
  3. 3.The Tiger InitiativeDenverUSA
  4. 4.461 21st AVE SVanderbilt University School of NursingNashvilleUSA
  5. 5., InformaticsHealthcare Information and Management SyChicagoUSA
  6. 6., College of NursingUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  7. 7., Elsevier/Mosby/MC StrategiesCPM Resource CenterGrand RapidsUSA
  8. 8.Gugerty Consulting LLCArnoldUSA
  9. 9.Uniformed Services University of the HeaBethesdaUSA
  10. 10., School of NursingJohns Hopkings UniversityReisterstownUSA

About the editors

Kathryn J. Hannah, PhD, RN, is President of Hannah Educational & Consulting Services, Inc. and Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary, both in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Hannah is the Senior Editor of Springer’s Health Informatics Series.

Marion J. Ball, Ed.D, is Vice President of Clinical Informatics Strategies at Healthlink, Inc. and Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, both in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Ball is the Co-Editor of Springer’s Health Informatics Series.

Bonnie Wesorick, RN, MSN, is the Founder and CEO of the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center (CPMRC) in Grand Rapids, MI. Bonnie is the Chairperson of the CPMRC Associate Consortium. Her innovative work around CPMRC's mission to co-create and sustain the best places to practice and the best places to receive care has brought healthcare providers from around the world together.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nursing Informatics
  • Book Subtitle Where Technology and Caring Meet
  • Editors Marion J. Ball
    Judith V. Douglas
    Patricia Hinton Walker
    Donna DuLong
    Brian Gugerty
    Kathryn J. Hannah
    Joan Kiel
    Susan K. Newbold
    Joyce E. Sensmeier
    Diane J. Skiba
    Michelle R. Troseth
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84996-277-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2617-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84996-278-0
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 484
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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