Nursing informatics series examines digital health

Delaney, Pruinelli serve as editors

October 25, 2022
Brett Stursa


From left, Connie White  Delaney, Joyce Sensmeier and Lisiane Pruinelli, along with Charlotte Weaver and Patrick Weber, edited a new book series that examines digital health.

A new book series examines digital health and its opportunities for nursing and patient health. Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century – Embracing a Digital World, 3rd Edition is a four part series, published by Routledge/Productivity Press and HIMSS publishing. It is edited by School of Nursing Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP, and Associate Professor Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN, FAMIA. Additional editors include Charlotte Weaver, PhD, MSPH, RN, FHIMSS, FAAN; Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN; and Patrick Weber, MA, RN, FIAHSI, FGBHI.

“Nursing is urgently being called to lead an unparalleled transformation of health care that is unwaveringly person-center, connected and accessible,” says Delaney. “This series abandoned the centrality of the electronic health record and calls for embracing a digital world that addresses social determinants of health, welcoming the empowerment of global vision and the ethic of equity. This series celebrates all who are co-creating with intentionality an informatics-anchored future that integrates and radiates the heart of intellect and wisdom, the brain of heart and compassion, and the action and impact of voice, caring, and awakening.”

Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century — Embracing a Digital World, 3rd Edition is comprised of four books, including:
• Book 1: Realizing Digital Health – Bold Challenges and Opportunities for Nursing  
• Book 2: Nursing Education and Digital Health Strategies 
• Book 3: Innovation, Technology, and Applied Informatics for Nurses 
• Book 4: Nursing in an Integrated Digital World that Supports People, Systems, and the Planet

“This 3rd edition of Nursing Informatics for the 21st Century reflects the current state of technologies and systems influencing people’s health. The books challenge the readers to think not just about all the informatics advancements over the recent years, but to be open to the paradigm shift that patient-centered care delivery is taking,” says Pruinelli. “The fast implementation of digital technologies, AI-driven tools, sensors, wearables and even social media, for example, are already influencing us every day. These books discuss how nurses and multidisciplinary teams have a key role in facilitating this process, at the same time educating and engaging patients for better shared-decision making.”

School of Nursing authors include Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP; Thomas Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN; Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA; Martin Michalowski, PhD, FAMIA; Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN; Nellie Munn Swanson, DNP, MPH, APRN, CPNP-PC; Carolyn Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, SANE-A, FAAN, FNAP; Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Sripriya Rajamani, PhD, MBBS, MPH, FAMIA; and Cynthia Sherraden Bradley, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE.

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