Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

portrait of Mari Tietze

In 2010 the US government funded a project for the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). Their goal was not only to save funds, but also to allow medical providers to have a view of all the medical treatments that their patients may need.

Soon after, Health Informatics was born. Health Informatics is the collection, storage and use of health care information to facilitate collaboration among health-related providers throughout the world. In doing so, they address health inequality and improve care delivery, globally.

Once electronic health records became standard practice, warehouses of data became available to health informatics scientists, like Dr. Mari Tietze, the Myrna R. Pickard endowed professor in CONHI. Recently, Tietze co-authored Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, and Interprofessionalism, Third Edition. In it, Tietze and co-author Susan McBride worked with many expert contributors to comprehensively expand their coverage of health informatics in a post-COVID-19 world. 

Cover of Nursing Informatics magazine, ISBN-13: 978-0826185259; ISBN-10: 0826185258“This third edition reflects the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. healthcare system and the world,” said Tietze. “It includes COVID-19 pandemic-related lessons learned from data availability, data quality, and data use when trying to predict its impact on the health of communities.”

Other related COVID-19 pandemic impacts that are reflected in this new edition are analytics on health inequity and how to address it. From a broader perspective, the text addresses emerging challenges proposed by health care organizations to incorporate the social determinants of health in care delivery. Regarding research strategies, the text presents the use of data science, citizen science, and new information on artificial intelligence. Finally, in support of the advanced nurse practitioner role, the third edition includes expanded and more advanced coverage of interprofessional practice and education (IPE) approach to care delivery and outcomes improvement.

The text, already the winner of 2 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards, is available for purchase through Amazon and other textbook resources.


– Written by Amanda Wenzel, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications