Technology developments applied to healthcare/nursing

Karl Øyri, Susan Newbold, Hyeoun Ae Park, Michelle Honey, Amy Coenen, Anneli Ensio, Élvio Jesus

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Abstract

Future technology developments as applied to healthcare and particularly nursing were discussed. Emerging technologies such as genetics, small unobtrusive monitoring devices, use of information and communication technologies are as tools to not only facilitate but also promote communication among all parties of the healthcare process. These emerging technologies can be used for ubiquitous healthcare (uhealth). The role of nursing in the u-health is fundamental and required for success and growth. Nursing's role will evolve as nurses become 'information- mediators' in a broader-sense than current role. All technologies will ultimately focus on the consumer through 'behind-the-scenes' data collection, which in turn will also allow nurses to analyze these data to improve care. We need to acknowledge an increased presence and or pervasiveness of information technologies as key components of quality healthcare. This sort of acknowledgment will help propel nursing, and healthcare, to increase use of these tools. To develop nurses with these types of skills the nursing education process will require a fundamental change to integrate these technology-sorts of tools as necessary elements for success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing informatics 2020
Subtitle of host publicationtowards defining our own future - Proceedings of NI 2006 Post Congress Conference
Editors Peter J. Murray, Hyeoun-Ae Park, W. Scott Erdley, Jeongeun Kim
PublisherIOS Press
Pages21-37
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781607502647
ISBN (Print)9781586037727
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 Jun 200621 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume128
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, NI 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period9/06/0621/06/06

Keywords

  • Emerging technology
  • Future
  • Nurse role
  • Nursing informatics
  • U-health

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