Reading assignment from the book – Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals 6th Edition – by TONI HEBDA I KATHLEEN HUNTER I PARTICIA CZAR


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Hebda, T. L., Czar, P., & Hunter, K. (2018). Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals (6th Edition). Pearson Education (US).


Additional Supporting Theories and Sciences

These additional theories and sciences include communication theory, information sciences, computer science, group dynamics, change theories, organizational behavior, learning theories, management science, and systems theory.




Key Ideas


Information Communication Model


“The fundamental problem of communication is that of reproducing at one point, either exactly or approximately, a message selected at another point” (Shannon, 1948, p. 379).


Sender→Medium (Noise and Distortion)→Receiver


Encoder and Decoder


Focus—Analyze information transfer and communication effectiveness and efficiency


Information Sciences


Exploitation of scientific and technical information of all kinds and by all means.


Application of science and technology to general information handling.




Information retrieval


Human-computer interaction


Information handling within a system


Computer Science


Engineering and technology of hardware, software, and communications.


Includes aspects of information and cognitive science.


Group Dynamics


Focuses on the nature of groups.


Influence of a group may rapidly become strong, influencing or overwhelming individual proclivities and actions.


Within every organization, there are formal and informal group pressures.


Change Theories


Change in people or social systems, such as healthcare organizations.


Informatics specialists are change agents.


Seek to manage impact of IS to yield positive results.


Two perspectives:


Planned Change—Kurt Lewin



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