Authors Dee McGonigle and Kathy Mastrian sat down with us to discuss the new edition of their book, Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge. Here are the interview questions:
1. Why is the study of the Nursing Informatics important for students pursuing a degree in Nursing today?
2. This text is one of the first to include information on the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009. Can you talk more about why that is important for students to understand?
3. How do you see emerging technologies affecting the nursing profession? Can you give us your thoughts on how instructors should address this in the classroom?
4. There are a few other texts on the subject of Nursing Informatics for use in academia. Can you tell us what makes your book different from similar texts on the market?
Have more questions for the authors? Let us know!