Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Care Professionals, Second Edition Toni Lee Hebda, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Allegheny General Hospital Patricia Czar, St. Francis Medical Center Cynthia M. Mascara, Shared Medical Systems Corp. (SMS) The perfect resource for practical information on computer literacy basics and applications. Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Care Professionals is an accessible guide to the computer technology used by healthcare professionals. Written for nursing and healthcare professionals, this reference provides the most up-to-date information available. FEATURES: Contains expanded coverage of Intranets, search tools, outsourcing, strategies, planning, security, and patient information, providing the most up-to-date coverage of trends, technology, roles, regulations, and legislation. Updated discussion of client and web-based technology describes client and health information systems as well as education offerings and research. Section on HIPAA regulations and legislation familiarizes readers with factors that impact data quality. Chapters contain examples, and case studies that illustrate informatics in practice. Discussion of electronic communication teaches how use the Internet more effectively. Strategic planning for information management encourages appreciation for the intricacies of automated healthcare systems. Introduces characteristics, benefits, and issues surrounding the development and use of Computerized Patient Records (CPR). Disaster planning and recovery provides specific measures for back-up restoration of PCs. Telehealth familiarizes readers with legal and technical issues.Hebda, Toni Lee is the author of 'Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Health Care Professionals', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130311023 and ISBN 0130311022.