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Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century, Book 1
Realizing Digital Health - Bold Challenges and Opportunities for Nursing

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May 4, 2022 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
272 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In just the past decade, the emergence of digital health has finally become palpable. Enhanced by the pandemic, social justice events, and planetary urgency, this book explores that evolution with a focus on capturing the current state of digital health. Anchored in an introduction to digital health, new technologies, opportunities, as well as challenges, are described. Consideration of the opportunities and challenges of digital health calls for specific attention to ethical considerations. This book includes a current state synopsis of health care in the USA, with inclusion of specific implications for nursing leaders and executives. Engagement of the people (patients, families, communities) working in partnership to enhance health is described. Information management and the necessary definition and access to data are discussed with particular explication of the function of information management and operational decision making. The challenges and learnings related to informatics drawn from the experiences of leaders in large health systems shed insight into the current state of informatics enabled digital health and health care. The global example of the integration of technology, nursing, and health systems expands our knowledge of the current state as well as explores possibilities. This book concludes with a commitment to and description of the current state of teamwork and the integral role/functions within informatics, nursing, and health care.

This book provides the reader with a succinct overview of digital technologies, a reality anchored description of the current state in the USA and globally, and highlights the core foundation and integration of informatics and information management. This book stimulates thought and actions to advance digital health within a full partnership among the people (patients, families, and communities), organizations, systems, and global imperatives including planetary survival. This book lifts up the next era calling for full teamwork, collaboration, and partnership as we emerge into a true global community.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Digital Health Ecosystems: A Strategy for Transformation of Health Systems in the Post Pandemic Future

Anne W. Snowdon, PhD, RN, FAAN, "Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor"

Chapter 2: Digital Health and New Technologies

Whende M. Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Director, Clinical Optimization, Contigo Health

Chapter 3: Opportunities and Challenges for Digital Health Advancement

Gillian Strudwick,PhD, RN, Scientist & Chief Nursing Executive (Interim), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Sanaz Riahi, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing & Health Informatics, University of Huddersfield

Nicholas Hardiker, PhD, RN, Vice President, Practice, Academics and Chief Nursing Executive, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences & University of Toronto

Chapter 4: Ethical Considerations in Digital Health

Pirkko Kouri,PhD, PHN, RN,Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth/International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth

Minna Kaija-Kortelainen , MSSc, Bachelor of Law, Registered Social Worker, Senior Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Margaret Ann Kennedy PhD, RN, Senior Principal, Accenture, Canada

Riitta Turjamaa PhD, PHN, RN, "Manager, Savonia University of Applied Sciences and post doc researcher, Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland"

Chapter 5: U.S. Health and Healthcare Current State – Nurse Executives

Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, AONL Chief Executive Officer, AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)

Laura Reed, DNP, MBA, RN, Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive, and Chief Operating Officer, M Health Fairview

Julibeth Lauren , PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, Vice-President, Practice and Clinical Education, M Health Fairview

Chapter 6: Engage the people – health informatics and personal health management

Anne Moen,PhD, RN, Professor, Institute for Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo

Amy Cramer, BSN, MMCi, CPHQ, Director, Global Product Development Strategic Partnerships, Pfizer Limited

Catherine Chronaki, MSc, DiplEng, Secretary General, HL7 International

Chapter 7: Information Management in Nursing Leaders’ Operational Decision-Making

Laura-Maria Peltonen, PhD, RN, FEANS, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku

Chapter 8: Informatics in Large Health Systems: Organization, Transformation and Nursing Informatics Leadership Perspectives

Sheila Ochylski, DNP, RN-BC, FAMIA, Chief Nurse Informatics Officer,  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, University of Vermont Health Network

Chapter 9: Nursing Informatics within Health Systems – Global Comparison

Fabio D'Agostino,PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Saint Camillus International University of Health and Medical Sciences

Miriam de Abreu Almeida, PhD, RN, Professor, School of Nursing, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Aline Tsuma Gaedke Nomura, PhD, RN, Radiology Service Charge Nurse, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Jude L. Tayaben, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Benguet State University

Chapter 10: South Africa’s Healthcare Systems, Technology and Nursing

Graham Wright MPhil, MBA, DN (Lon), Cert Ed, FBCS, FIAHSI, SRN, RMN, RNT, Chair, SAHIA Working Group, HELINA Education Working Group

Helen J. Betts, EdD, MEd (SEN), BA, PGCEA, SRN, SCM, ADM, MTD, HELINA Education Working Group

Chrispin Kabuya , MSc, BSc, Walter Sisulu University

Henry Adams, B.Comn, InterSystems Corporation, South Africa

Chapter 11: Teamwork and Informatics:  Capturing the work of nurses as team members

Kristen Will, PhD, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University

Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University


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Charlotte Weaver PhD, RN is Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Gentiva Health Services, Atlanta, GA. Formerly, she held executive positions with Cerner Corporation. Since 1981 she has covered the industry – software supplier, consultant and provider in the US, Canada, and Australia. She speaks and is published extensive on nursing informatics, patient safety and quality, evidence-based nursing practice, and bringing automation into our health professional curriculums. Charlotte co-edited Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Trends and the Future, 2006 and the 2010, 2nd edition. Charlotte served as AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group Chair starting in 2008 thru to 2011, a member of the IMIA NI Special Interest Group 2004-2008, and co-chairs the evidence-based working group. She is a HIMSS Fellow and served as past HIMSS NI Committee chair 2007, a member of the ANI Steering Committee and as its representative to the HIT-Standards Panel from 2006 to 2007. Charlotte earned her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology (University of California), and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Hawaii. Charlotte was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2010. Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI is Dean & Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Minnesota where she also holds an informatics appointment in the School of Medicine. Since 2001 she has held an informatics Professorship at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing. She is the first Fellow in the College of Medical Informatics to serve as a Dean of Nursing. Delaney’s serve on boards includes LifeScience Alley, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Premiere Quest National Advisory Panel, National Quality Forum (NQF) Steering Committee. She was inaugural co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics a forum for all USA informatics organizations. Delaney is co-developer of the nationally recognized Nursing Management Minimum Data Set, research related to the USA NMDS, and co-founder of the international Nursing Minimum Data Set (iNMDS), and co-developer of computational modeling and simulation for educational nursing administration.