Nursing's pivotal role in eHealth: a brief, selective history

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Florence Nightingale first drew attention to the problems associated with hospital record-keeping 150 years ago, thereby establishing a basis for contemporary health informatics. The advent of computers over the past half century or so provided new opportunities for nurses to engage with informatics. This chapter maps the evolution of nursing informatics over the past several decades, drawing on work around terminology and vocabularies. It charts nurses’ involvement in informatics from their relatively humble beginnings to their pivotal role in many innovations in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging eHealth
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Vision to Reality
EditorsMagdalene Rosenmöller, Diane Whitehouse, Petra Wilson
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781137379443
ISBN (Print)9781349478767
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameThe Palgrave Macmillan IESE Business Collection
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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