Informatics / Health Information Technology

The Benefits of Automated Hospital Systems

The pace is picking up in the movement of hospitals toward automated tracking of health records, medications, and patient care. Who better than nurses—with their intimate, on-the-ground expertise—to lead the way?

Streamlining the system

Streamlining the system

CPOE: it sounds like a sci-fi robot, but it's actually the computerized physician order entry system that could revolutionize the way hospitals function. You may already be familiar with CPOE, as it's currently used in about 30% of U.S. hospitals.

Informatics: New Opportunities in Nursing

Informatics: New Opportunities in Nursing

The expanding role of computers and technology in our lives has pervaded health care settings. This first column in a series on nursing informatics explores the future careers and job functions of nurses in technology.

How to Become a Nurse Informaticist

How to Become a Nurse Informaticist

The second column in a series, this article explores the educational and experiential pathways toward informatics.

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