Nursing’s Future: Ubiquitous Computing, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality
Ubiquitous computing, virtual reality, and augmented reality indicate new directions for computer use in nursing practice. Nursing has not been on the front line of computer implementation in health care; that may change in the future. Computers are integrated into some healthcare areas more than others. Laboratory systems would not be possible without computerbased automation. Large numbers of samples are tested; the results are promptly and efficiently reported. Billing and finance are completely dependent on computer-based information for insurance expensing, record checking, and, in many cases, the scheduling of patients, equipment, and staff.
KeywordsVirtual Reality Augmented Reality Smart Card Nursing Practice Ubiquitous Computing
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