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Nursing Informatics

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This chapter introduces the reader to the scope and practice of nursing informatics. Contextualized across the health care system from an international perspective, the authors lead readers through an exploration of information and communication technologies (ICT), concepts related to eHealth and mHealth, and emerging topics such as clinical intelligence as they inform and support professional nursing practice. An overview of nursing informatics as a specialty practice distinct from health informatics and the evolution of definitions and competencies are also presented.


  • Health informatics
  • Nursing informatics
  • eHealth
  • mHealth
  • Nurse role
  • Evidence
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Kennedy, M.A., Hussey, P. (2015). Nursing Informatics. In: Hannah, K., Hussey, P., Kennedy, M., Ball, M. (eds) Introduction to Nursing Informatics. Health Informatics. Springer, London.

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