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Why every nurse should embrace the potential of digital technology

Information management is fundamental to nursing, which is why computers are a powerful ally

Information management is fundamental to nursing, which is why computers are a powerful ally

Nursing requires information to be coordinated – which is what computers are for Picture: iStock

If there has been one positive from the COVID-19 crisis, it has been the rapid implementation of digital technology to support nurses in doing their jobs, believes University of Huddersfield professor of nursing and health informatics Nick Hardiker.

What’s more, the pandemic has underlined the need for nurses to make full use of information technologies, but to play their part in designing and developing them too.

‘Health informatics is my subject, but I’m a nurse, first and foremost’

In August, Professor Hardiker was elected fellow of the American Academy of

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