Susan J. Hughes

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  • S J Hughes
  • The Journal of nursing administration
  • 1980
Extensive planning and coordination are the keys to successful implementation of a hospital-wide, computer-based patient information system. With user involvement, problems can be minimized and benefits realized. Nursing administrators can avoid common pitfalls by following the example of one hospital staff in meeting the challenge of computerization.
Local authorities and transport planners need fast and straightforward tools to perform their preliminary air quality assessments. Such tools are required to provide an initial impression of the local air quality and to highlight areas requiring a more rigorous investigation. This paper presents a technique to develop such a tool, for performing an initial(More)
This paper develops a technique which can be used as a preliminary tool for assessing air quality related to urban traffic. It combines a Geographic Information System (GIS) with an interaction matrix-type methodology based on a system analysis approach. The matrix identifies and quantifies interactions between all selected variables involved in a system as(More)
  • S J Hughes
  • Healthcare informatics : the business magazine…
  • 1997
The nursing information systems challenge in 1997 is to identify and implement technology and information systems solutions that provide more breadth, depth, flexibility and standardization than ever before, and at a faster pace. To meet the challenge we need more than application checklists. We need to challenge the old approaches to defining needs,(More)
With the rapidly changing health care environment and information technology advances, organizations need to engage in strategic, planned change in order to allocate limited resources, achieve the organization's goals, and fulfill its mission [1]. One of the most important aspects of the organization's planned strategies for change concerns the information(More)
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