Encouraging nurses to take the lead on the information agenda
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Encouraging nurses to take the lead on the information agenda

Paula Procter Reader in informatics and telematics in nursing, Department of nursing and midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University, British Computer Society
Richard Hayward Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, British Computer Society
Barbara Heyes Business development consultant for PIMIS (primary care information services), University of Nottingham
Anne Owen Clinical informaticist (nursing), NHS Wales Informatics Service

Paula Procter and colleagues explain why it is important that nursing leaders embrace informatics and implement unitary care records that all services can share

This is the final in a series of four articles that discuss issues relating to the UK’s growing reliance on health information technology. It is becoming increasingly clear that information and communication technologies are increasing the availability of health care, and improving the management, sharing and understanding of health care at a local and national level. This article explores the role of senior nurses in the management, delivery and support of care.

Nursing Management. 19, 9, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/nm2013.



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 02 November 2012

Accepted: 12 December 2012

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