Telenursing pp 95-106 | Cite as

New Trends in Diagnosis Support and Role of Nurses Based on RIGHT-like Systems

  • Antoni Zwiefka
  • Kazimierz Frączkowski
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


The creation of the informational society has an influence on expectation and form of the role of nurses; moreover, there is an influence on the concept of nurses itself. However, the major principles and concepts of it do not change during the last decade. Apart from it, the main purpose of nurses is to take care of people, granting the help, and preventing ­illnesses. The changes that took place in the society have an influence on caretaking of all ill people. Not only working conditions, but also the roles of nurses were changed. The foundation of inspiration and new trends that took place in an informational society are features, functions, and jurisdictions of an informational society. These changes favor the improvement of a medical treatment. The role of nurses is the main element because of the fact that the society is becoming older. In 1994, the information society was created in Europe. At this time the report that was written by Bangemann (Europe and the Global Information Society) was published. This report became the proximate cause of public discussion about information society.


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Electronic Health Record


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General Practitioner


Information and Communication Technology


Information Technology



We would like to express our gratitude to all those who supported us in our research work. We would like to thank them for all their help, support, interest, and valuable hints. We are especially obliged to Professor Bernard Richards.


Electronic health record (eHR) –

eHR it is a record in digital format that is capable of being shared across different health care settings, by being embedded in network-­connected enterprise-wide information systems.

General practitioner (GP) –

GP is a medical practitioner who treats acute and chronic illness and provides preventive care and health education for all ages and both sexes.

Information computing technology (ICT) –

ICT consists of all technical means used to handle information and aid communication, including both computer and network hardware, as well as necessary software.

Intelligent environments –

Intelligent environments are spaces with embedded systems and information and communication technologies creating interactive spaces that bring computation into the physical world.

Telecare –

Telecare is a term given to offering remote care of old and physically less-able people, providing the care and reassurance needed to allow them to remain living in their own homes.

Telehealth –

Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies.

Tele-information –

Tele-information services are based on an alliance of digital telecommunication and computer technology that play an important role in interhuman communications.

Telemedicine –

Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred through interactive audiovisual media for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations.

Telenursing –

Telenursing refers to the use of telecommunications and information technology for providing nursing services in health care whenever a large physical distance exists between patient and nurse, or between any number of nurses.

Telework –

Telework is a work arrangement in which employees enjoy flexibility in working location and hours.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Marshal’s Office of Lower SilesiaWroclawPoland

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