Tag Archive for technology

Nurses as authors

Why all Nurses Can/Should be Authors

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Editor in Chief EDITORIAL As a nurse, editor, writer, educator and researcher I naturally support the notion of nurses as authors. This notion is one that seems logical: nurses are the most trusted profession, according to the most recent Gallup poll and have been for the past fifteen years (Gallup 2016). “ANA encourages nurses… Read more →

Nurses and eHealth

eHealth and Canadian nurses: Just getting acquainted

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) Editor in Chief eHealth is a quickly growing medium for health care practice that can be used in diverse settings, to support holistic and person-centred health care. Broadly speaking, eHealth is any use of information and communication technology (ICT) to augment health care or promote health. This includes (but is not limited to) using… Read more →

mHealth is important

mHealth is significant for Nursing Informatics!

There are literally thousands of apps currently available that relate to health, wellness, and potentially, healthcare. Many are designed to be used by individuals to boost, track, or provide guidance for better health. Nurses and other health professionals can play a key role in ensuring that people develop literacy in assessing the utility and reliability of these apps and know to seek guidance if they have questions about the integrity of health-related apps they are using on their own mobile devices. Read more →

Twitter Tips

Twitter and Nurses: Tips for Tweeting

Twitter is considered one of the most popular social media platforms and offers an unusual micro-blogging approach to sharing with friends, colleagues, and other followers. The most unique aspect of Twitter is that it allows only 140 character posts. Thus, the writer needs to learn to share a thought, idea, event, resource, and so on in a concise yet meaningful… Read more →

Informatics in Canadian Nursing Education – it’s time!

As an educator who has advocated for the inclusion of nursing informatics in education since the 1990s, I am particularly delighted to see advances in Canadian nursing education. In 2012, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway partnered to create a catalyst for this advancement. I was privileged to receive their first Nursing Faculty E-Health… Read more →