CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing covers the application of computer technology to contemporary nursing practice, explaining the "how-to" and "why" at each step of the way. From the computer novice to experienced user, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing offers a complete package that delivers realistic solutions in high-quality, peer-reviewed articles. Readers discover how to use technology to save time and money, increase productivity, and improve communication. Departments and columns reexamine assumptions and analyze new trends.
Attention CIN readers: Beginning in February, CIN will publish new, original content ONLINE each month. This represents a near doubling in the number of peer-reviewed, research-based articles delivered to subscribers. In addition, the ANI Connection will provide monthly reports on the latest developments and projects in nursing informatics and activities of the member organizations of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI), while monthly CIN Plus articles will continue the tradition of quick-access and “how to” pieces that give readers practical and useful information for their day-to-day work.
CIN will also continue to publish bimonthly print collections of articles grouped on relevant themes that should intrigue and enlighten readers, and provide a valuable information resource for future research. Collections scdeuled to print (and post online) in 2011 are:
- Web Based Patient Education and Support (March)
- Informatics, Safety, and Efficiency: A Perfect Storm (May)
- Nursing Education Enhanced by Informatics (July)
- Research Methodology and Informatics: Barriers and Opportunities (September)
- Enhancing Oncology Care and Survivorship through Informatics (November)
The inaugural issue features a topical collection of five articles that explores various aspects of how informatics can benefit patients through education and support. Preventing falls, managing chronic illnesses, and increasing awareness for smoking cessation combined multimedia approaches, web-based education, and the used of mobile devices provide information that is both fascinating in its application as well as practical.