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Progress in information technology has greatly affected health sector including research, administration and patient care. Nursing informatics, i.e., the combination of computer science, information science and nursing science is important in managing and processing nursing data.
Administrators in nursing sector use nursing informatics in staffing, managing budgets and disseminating information.
Nurse educators give instructions using web-based class integrated with discussion boards and computerize testing.
students who undertake nursing courses can now complete their assignment through internet search and submit answers online.
Nurse researchers utilize world wide web to collect information and distribute their results to the public.
Paper and pencil charting have been replaced with clinical information systems thus eliminating duplicate charting and documentation and other related errors hence improve health care.
use of physician order entry systems have improved manner in which orders are handled.
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Jan 8th, 2016
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