The Future for Nurses in Health Informatics
As a new millennium approaches the emphasis in health informatics is increasingly changing. The initial focus was on hardware and moved to an emphasis on software. As understanding of health informatics evolves, increasingly that hardware and software are recognized as merely means of capturing, transporting, and transforming data into information that enables caregivers to provide people with the best possible health services. There is an information rich environment with new and powerful tools to assist caregivers and care recipients alike to seek and use information to make health-affecting decisions and to generate new health knowledge. Expanded understanding of how people seek and use information by drawing on cognitive science and organizational development (Tang and Patel, 1992; Lorenzi et al., 1995) is essential.
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