Editorial: Functional Nursing Information Systems

By

Dee McGonigle, Editor-in-Chief

Citation:
McGonigle, D. (February, 2003). Editorial: Functional Nursing Information Systems. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI). Vol. 7, No. 1. [Online] Available at http://ojni.org/7_1/dee.htm

Welcome to our latest edition!

Nursing informatics is evolving continuously. The delivery of nursing care is becoming more and more dependent on the availability of functional information systems. Nursing care of the future will rely on the ability of the nursing information system to facilitate diagnosis, care management, research, education, information exchange, and collaboration. The infrastructures that will enable this progress are still being defined, created, and refined. We must catalyze and foster creativity and visionary thought to create systems that will advance and support our practice and our patients.

Nursing information systems must be considered from an ecological viewpoint stressing a human-centered technological base. This interrelationship between the system and its environment is paramount. We must have operating systems, interfaces, and equipment that foster usage and facilitate our journey into the future.

The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is striving to maintain current state-of-the-art information while looking ahead to the future developments that will impact nursing as we know it! Please participate in the journal and share your expertise with the nursing informatics community!

Keep challenging our current functionality and vision….

Dee