Health informatics and oncology nursing.

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OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the essential role of health and nursing informatics in meeting the 21st century call to provide state-of-the-art oncology care. DATA SOURCES: Published articles, research studies, and documents relating to informatics. CONCLUSIONS: Health and nursing informatics encompass the pivotal roles of data and information; identifying and documenting essential data using nursing vocabularies; ensuring adequate computer-based patient record systems; accessing and building knowledge; using telecommunications to support care delivery; empowering the consumer through health informatics; transforming education; and enhancing decision making in oncology nursing through national research agendas. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: The information age calls us to explore digital and information technologies as extensions of human capacity. Oncology nursing practice is especially positioned to contribute to the health of our population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-6
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2001


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