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    Significant Future Growth Expected for Three Nursing Specialties

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Sep 20, 2012 6:07:09 PM

    Are you thinking about exploring a new nursing specialty? Or have your students been asking which specialties to choose in their future careers? According to Scrubs Magazine, three poised for future growth are informatics, telemedicine, and geriatrics. Why are these the ones to watch? Let's take a look at each.


    In today's high-tech hospitals, informatics nurses are indispensable in helping create and analyze software to help make nurses more effective and better trained. A recent article in Scrubs Magazine reported that,

    "If you’re an informatics nurse, you could find yourself on a typical day observing and interviewing other nurses to determine what their needs are and help the computer programs make their lives easier. You would also assist in deciding how computers help the patient to receive better care."

    With technology growing at an unprecedented pace, nurses and students need to understand informatics and its impact on the health care system. Combining the best-selling text, Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Second Edition, by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Mastrian with exciting online learning activities and animations that bring difficult informatics concepts to life, Navigate eFolio: Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge is the complete online solution for nursing informatics courses.

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    Topics: informatics, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Affordable Care Act, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Dee McGonigle, geriatrics, Health Information Technology for Economic and Cli, HITECH, Kathleen Mastrian, Kristen L. Mauk, navigate, nursing practice, nursing specialty, Scrubs Magazine, telemedicine, nursing practice

    New Review: Health Technology Literacy

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 24, 2012 3:22:44 PM

    Doody’s Review Service recently awarded 4-stars to Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice by Maryalice Jordan-Marsh.

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    Topics: Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Doody's Review Service, Health literacy, Review, E-Health, telecare, Telehealth

    Spotlight on AJN 2011 Book of the Year Award Winner: Health Technology Literacy

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 19, 2012 10:33:34 AM

    Recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing 2011 Book of the Year Award, Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice by Maryalice Jordan-Marsh examines the wide range of resources used by health consumers to inform and support their decisions around their own health care. Today’s health consumer is self-monitoring, building supportive social networks online or via cell phone, and engaging in treatment using interactive programs online, on CD or related media. Using evidence-based practice and relevant theories, the text analyzes the trend for health care systems to be reactive, while consumers are proactively seeking the health care information they feel they deserve.

    Read what your colleagues are saying about Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice:

    "...a 'must read' for anyone who cares about the future of health and health care, and how technology is already shaping a new consumer-oriented vision of that future.  As one of today’s leading scholars in the area of 'consumer-facing health technologies,' Dr. Jordan-Marsh has written a book that helps the rest of us understand how taking better care of ourselves is being played out in the digital age. Critical topics such as telehealth,  personal health records, serious games and the emergence of a vast array of 'self-care' devices are presented in a framework that transcends traditional disciplines and presents an exciting new perspective on what’s happening at the intersection of technology and health." - Katharyn A. May, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Topics: AJN, Award, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Health literacy, transdisciplinary, Katharyn A. May, Margaret McLaughlin, E-Health, Evidence based-practice, Jacqueline B. Mondros, Personal health records, Telehealth

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