Health Informatics An Interprofessional Approach 1st Edition By Nelson Staggers

Health Informatics An Interprofessional Approach 1st Edition By Nelson Staggers

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Health Informatics An Interprofessional Approach 1st Edition By Nelson Staggers

ISBN-13: 978-0323100953, ISBN-10: 0323100953

Chapter 1: Introduction: The Evolution of Health Informatics

Test Bank

MULTIPLE CHOICE

 

  1. The historical roots of computer science can be traced to:
a. language development, especially English.
b. mathematics and engineering.
c. library science.
d. medicine and nursing.

ANS:  B

The historical roots of computer science can be traced back to mathematics and engineering. The historical roots of information science began in library science. Language development and medicine and nursing are not the roots of computer science.

DIF:    Cognitive Level: Understand          REF:   p. 3

 

  1. The historical roots of information science can be traced to:
a. language development, especially English.
b. mathematics and engineering.
c. library science.
d. medicine and nursing.

ANS:  C

The historical roots of information science began in library science. The historical roots of computer science can be traced back to mathematics and engineering. Language development and medicine and nursing are not the roots of information science.

DIF:    Cognitive Level: Understand          REF:   pp. 3-4

 

  1. The first book to include the term nursing informatics in the title was written in the:
a. 1960s.
b. 1970s.
c. 1980s.
d. 1990s.

ANS:  C

The first book to include the term nursing informatics in the title was published in 1988.

DIF:    Cognitive Level: Remember           REF:   p. 6

 

  1. As knowledge develops and expands within a discipline, which information source will include the oldest but best organized representation of that knowledge?
a. Conference presentations
b. Conference proceedings
c. Journal articles
d. Books

ANS:  D

The information source that includes the oldest but best organized representation of knowledge is books.

DIF:    Cognitive Level: Apply                  REF:   p. 5

 

  1. Which technical development created a tension between centralized and decentralized computer management in healthcare?
a. The development of punch cards
b. The elimination of punch cards
c. The development of the mainframe computer
d. The development of the personal computer

ANS:  D

The development of the personal computer created tension between centralized and decentralized computer management in healthcare. The other responses highlight aspects of decentralized computer management.

DIF:    Cognitive Level: Apply                  REF:   p. 3

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