Second Edition of a HIMSS best seller and Book of the Year winner! This book is the follow-up to the highly successful, award-winning first edition, a critical resource in chronicling the huge historical shift in nursing linked to the explosion of electronic health record (EHR) national strategies and health policies around the globe. This updated edition, co-published by the American Medical Informatics Association, examines the revolution that has occurred in nursing and explores the role information technology is playing in this transformation, with a thoughtful examination of nursing practice, science and research, and education across the globe. With nearly 50 case studies written by nursing's leading innovators and recognized leaders across specific segments of the healthcare industry and the globe, this book presents a "snapshot" of nursing and information technology adoption around the world. The book provides an in-depth analysis of nursing developments in the United States and an expanded global focus, including profiles of EHR initiatives in the Middle East and Asia. In addition, new developments featured in this second edition include nursing faculty development; the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative in the United States; advancement of data terminology standards; and the results of a five-country international survey on nursing clinical documentations. (2010).