Informatics and Integration

  • James M. Gabler
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)

Abstract

Given the tremendous advances in medical science, the challenge for nursing is to integrate many specialized resources in the care of patients. Although nurses are trained to make decisions, the degree of their access to the necessary information is often an obstacle. Combined with the human need to be reminded, ready access to medical information in a timely manner is a major concern. Medical informatics must transparently integrate information from multiple sources in a manner that allows nurses to focus on the care being given rather than on how the information is obtained. Opportunities have never been greater for those willing to rethink and redefine what these problems are and how they can be resolved.

Keywords

Local Area Network Hospital Information System Medical Informatics Patient Accounting Single Vendor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

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  • James M. Gabler

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