A decade ago if you were told about the job title "Nursing Informatics" you would probably be surprised such a career existed. Meanwhile the career path has been around for a long time and has continued to grow just as technology in the medical sphere.
What then is Nursing Informatics?
Nursing Informatics is a science of managing the information and communication of nursing to boost the health of people. The Informatics nurse engages in providing information to nurses with the use of information technology. The technology involved include but not limited to computer, scientific devises or gadgets and health care resources to secure, store, retrieve and use for medical information. This is to ensure effective data management in patients health care.
The Jobs in Nursing Informatics Nursing informatics deals with varying aspect of jobs; project management, health information management, software design for nurses and educating them on the uses of the information.You can get a great deal of information from HMSS and American Nurses Informatics websites regarding informatics role, coping in the career, their associations, centers et cetra. Health information personnel can find informatics jobs in acute care facilities, long term care organizations, private companies or vendors, education and training programs. They can also work as self employed, getting contracts as consultant in software design, education or curriculum writing.
A nursing informatics can specialize in implementation and analyzing the clinical information gathered, managing informatics projects, even as system analyst. How much do Nursing Informatics earn as salary? It depends on terms and areas of engagement. For example, long term care facilities pay between $60,000 and $127,000 as consultancy fee. This field has a potential of making nurses entrepreneurs. The fact that the health care industry is going electronic in terms of records, nursing informatics will continue to rise in demands and even accommodate those who have backgrounds in information technology but are not nurses.
Nurses are in best positions as resource for the advanced health information technology provided they train in line of it. This is because they have a whole lot of roles to play in promoting health care system by developing the software to be used, managing and implementing it for the safety of patients. The more they get better at it the more the field improves. Cyber Crime - Locard'sExchange Principle Still Applicable? In recent times, cyber crime is gaining grounds to replace drug trafficking. Government findings recently indicated that cyber crime is fast replacing trades in illicit drugs as a major source of illegally amassing several millions of dollars all over the world. At the onset, the internet was seen as a tool that could be used to develop scientific research. Had it been noted back then what it holds in future, it could have been given more thoughts with a move to protect it.
The new media reports about massive personal information theft,depletingseveral bank accounts on daily basis. The fact that the availability of computer and internet connection to some fraudulent elements is really changing the perspective of criminal investigation.A very reliable survey posits that in 2010 over 1.8million victims of identity theft in America, millions of dollars were recorded. Locard's Exchange Principle to the rescue? Dr Edmond Locard was regarded as the father of forensic science. He was a pioneer in forensic investigation who lived between 1877 and 1966. His works were recognized among the French that he was tagged as the French "Sherlock Holmes." Locard's principle of forensic science is based on physical contact theory which states that "every contact leaves a trace." The principle entails tracing every contacts made by the perpetrator of crime in a particular scene. But in today's situation, crime scene is located in the cyberspace, not physical structure.
So come the question,isLocard's principle applicable? To some digital detectives, it may not salvage the situation because it does not apply to passing electromagnet over a spring disk. For example, hackers may get access to computer system secure or not secure. This is because not all computers are completely secure as it will take a hacker little more effort to get into a computer system even if security software is installed. Cyber crime leaves no traceable evidence Usually, the intrude would not leave any space for physical trace. Though there may be other traceable electronic evidences. For instance if the computer's access log setting is left accessible, it would record it was accessed and ultimately the ISP would reveal the intruder.
It is not only personal and cash that are reasons for the spread of the menace, but there may be other reasons depending on the interest of the infiltrator. The U.S intelligence agency had recently called for alerts by elected office holders to be wary of some countries especially China and Russia who were alleged to be engaged in cyber-surveillance, the claim which they denied. This is posing threats to the economy and internal security of the U.S.
As far as cyber crime is concerned, Cyber Exchange Principle is always considered. In most cases, computers subjected to forensic examination will unveil elements of invasion. The investigator is then faced with situation whereby the crime scene involves more than one computer.What does the term "globalization" really mean? The concept of globalization has met divergent definitions from different quarters. Instance like the IMF in 2002 defined globalization as mobility of people,
The hacker during his intrusion will not any trace of finger prints, foot prints, physical fluids or any trace whatsoever because he is very meticulous. He can only leave being electronic activities that can be far more valuable to aid the trace.
Their languages, ideas an products all round the world. Some views it as the dominance of multinationals over the cultural identities such that it serves certain interest.
Whatever may be the basis of the definitions, it must be noted that globalization is not a new phenomenon. It has for ages been part of the world as "nothing is new under their sun." The only thing that made it notable is the fact that it acceptance or effect is speedily taking place. In as much as it comes with its good and bad sides. Its effect touches virtually all aspects of human life.
However, it is not gain saying that the apparent change globalization has brought is in technology. To some people, technology has actually become a threat to our world because of the negative ways it is being used by some unscrupulous elements today. But that would not mean not to admit that it has actually advanced the world rather than retarding it.
Luxuries like cars, phones, gadgets, television, air conditioners, computers, software, tin cutter et cetra have undoubtedly added values to human life. The using of the internet has brought people into close connection. Information now travels in a beam of light around the world. In fact, technology has impacted the various fields in a transcending pace.
The world is a smaller and better place, thanks to technology. Though the ascertion might not totally be true because technology has also caused the world to be fearful and terrified as a result of nuclear catastrophes. Employees are being substituted with the use of machines, it is getting the rich more at the expense of the poor, and making people getting addicted or dependent on machines.
The concept of global urbanization is by unifying the physical topography and how things run in places of the world.Transportation, fashion, music and culture are almost getting to be the same world over in a fast pace. But as this happens, cultural values are disappearing, lifestyles are getting boring and uninteresting,
power of influence has become order of the day, western ideas are being made to be seen as universal,leaving out people's culture, tradition and way of life. Misuse of products and ideas without considering their consequences, and so many more are effects of globalization on humans' life. While one try to scrutinize the issue of globalization, the complexity therein will make it difficult to out-rightly judge it.
The fact is that globalization has caused the world to change, some are good while others are bad. Globalization has come to stay despite different opinion about it. The onus is now on us not to underestimate it but to take the right action in curbing the wrong globalization. To this end, one may not have to conclude whether globalization has been a blessing or curse to the world, but to take it as a necessity that must be embraced with care.