The Contextual Project Work enables the student to view the learning concepts in the Real-life activities. As the student expresses their views and perspectives on the learned concepts it helps them to project their minds to what is new, what needs to be changed in their practice and what needs to be strengthened. It is a mind transformation method of learning that ensures the students understands all aspects of knowledge as they apply to different settings.
Concept 1: Foundation of nursing informatics
Simply stated informatics is the application of computer science and information science.
According to ANA (1994), nursing informatics is “The development and evaluation of applications, tools, processes, and structures which assist …show more content…
I do not encounter patients as a routine; and the health facilities do not have a system of electronic record keeping in place. I have only little exposure to EMR used only for HIV infected patients on ART care.
1.4 Current Research:
Not aware about what is new in electronic record research
Concepts 2: Computer Technology, computer hardware and software and computer system.
Introduction: This concept all about description of the computer itself the components and their characteristics. The hardware is the physical part of the computer the software is the operating system. The computer system relates to the programs that can be assessed through the software.
The computer technology is all that the computer is made of and can be used for… It is a tool every individual should learn to operate as long as the person is in active practice in any field of endeavor. The computer technology presents a a wide range of opportunities for communication.
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As more platforms are developed to respond to care needs of patients, this will improve better response to patients.
Viewing it from the perspectives of consumers, it will be important to survey their views on each application and the issues of preferences will be attended to.
4.3 Application in current job:
The only exposure I have with electronic data collection is glucometers, electronic BP machines and Thermometers. I have not been in touch with any of the systems mentioned on this concept.
Concept.5: Practice application
Again ANA defines nursing informatics as “ A combination of computer science, information science, and nursing science designed to assist in the management and processing of nursing data, information, and knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of nursing care.” This module describes the applications that are used to achieve nursing care. These are the clinical applications, the internet, the vendors of the informatics
The healthcare industry generates a great amount of data every day, as a form of record keeping, patient care, compliance, and regulatory requirements. Just a decade ago, all this data was stored in the form of hard copy form, now it is rapidly transforming to digital data which is called EMR (Electronic Medical Record). The digitalization of the healthcare has not just reduced cost of care, but also improved quality of care due to the abundance data that organizations receive from the EMR to identify the flaws in their system. I work in the healthcare industry where improving quality of care is our primary goal. We use software called eCW , which is an integrated system.
Since its startup in 2005 its mission to disrupt the slow moving world of health care by providing a free service of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to doctors and their facilities. This system will benefit doctors by cutting down cost, decrease medical errors, decrease mishandled or forgotten messages. It will help the overall goal of medical errors. It improves accuracy through record legibility and record
The internet has opened a lot of doors and you must know which one to go through for the right information. I have learned to start with proven data and where to find it. EBSCO database is great and for Nursing the CINAHL database. I did a lot of unusable searching and wasting of my time before learning this. Thank you very much!
The resources above expanded on knowledge concerning the definition, evolution, proposed outcomes, research and the technology of meaningful use of the electronic health record. Nursing administrators, staff nurses, and nursing informaticists all perform an essential role in achieving meaningful use of the electronic medical record to improve patient care. Certain authors referenced other authors proving that the health information technology field is indeed a tightknit community. The resources were well written from highly credentialed authors and were, for the most part, easy to comprehend. All of these articles were written for the nursing professional with the exception of resource
The HITECH Act was developed so encourage the dissemination of health information technology, which was believed to facilitate improved patient and decrease the cost of healthcare for patients. Yet, even though hospitals are receiving incentives and are adhering to requirements placed on them, nursing staff are struggling due to interruption in workflow and loss in productivity due to time spent learning to use an electronic health record. Nurses are also challenged with technical issues that arise, while providing patient care, which limits their access to patient information. Nevertheless, advantages due to exist to utilizing electronic health record, which include less medical errors, and an improvement in the overall health of populations.
Competencies gained from this course will be found in foundations of nursing informatics with benchmarking, outcome probabilities, and expert decision support. Healthcare Project Management (N527PE) Healthcare project management shows methods of managing healthcare projects, aiding the strategic goals of the institution. This course will add to competencies in each of the areas listed under systems life cycle in my previous paper. The skills necessary for performing needs assessments, gap analysis, and feasibility analysis will be acquired as well as creating clinical and data work flow diagrams.
Role of Graduate Nurse in Informatics are: 1) computer generated nursing care plan for each patient. 2) reminder and prompts that appear during documentation to ensure comprehensive charting. 3) help as a communication aid to other health care professionals taking care of the same patient. For example, Electronic Health Record. The role of Advanced Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses are same in Informatics regarding accessing, protecting and documenting patients Electronic Health Record(EHR).
The ROI of EHRs article breaks down the importance of Electronic health records. Healthcare leaders need to have an open-mind about electronic health records to gain a better organized system. Health organizations spend billions trying to find a working system instead of changing to the electronic health records system. Most organizations are making their IT department play bigger role working along with physicians to make electronic health records a key component of healthcare facilities making EHRs an effective program. Electronic Health Records are important to improving the quality of care provided, being able to find a patients history of care at a click of a button.
The health care providers are able to quickly finish the patient charting. The Electronic Medical Records allows you to have flexibility to schedule more patients
I will summarize each outcome for the Nursing Informatics specialty. For the intent of this paper I will use outcome and competency interchangeably. The first outcome means the ability to gather healthcare information across the continuum of care; combine and utilize the information gathered to develop a process. Finally execution of that process to evaluate its ability to improve the quality of the healthcare environment. Healthcare managers are constantly assessing patients and collecting information.
Social media platforms continue to change the healthcare landscape by allowing for users to see a variety of information and points of view. Social media can be used for information and education, marketing, recruiting, and news updates. Healthcare organizations and consumers can utilize social media to improve health and knowledge. Social media can also be used for research, disease tracking, and to monitor trends. This paper discusses the controversial public health topic of abortion and what people are saying regarding it on Twitter.
Healthcare professionals play a role in quality management process by taking accurate patient information using the electronic health record system. Technology with professional knowledge of nursing improves quality of patient care and general quality management process in the healthcare. The baccalaureate nurse involves an integration of nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are fundamental to improving quality and safety of patients in the healthcare
As mentioned before, an increase of technology use is a major influence on nursing, the introduction of evidence-based practice in the professional field and in the educational environment plays a role in a nurse’s everyday life. Also, there are the changes in society itself that benefit the nursing profession. For example, the breaking of stereotypical gender roles in society results in male nurses
Gardner’s effort on multiple intelligences from past two decades has been quite significant. It was identified that intelligence is basically the ability for solving issues that are actually valued with in the cultural practice. According to Meunier (2003), when adults are able to learn from their lives from multiple intelligence models, they are able to find liberation in inspecting potentials which were never developed or highlighted. Programs for self-development from hobbies, programs and courses can mainly re-integrate the native intelligences of an individual in a way that can be satisfying from personal perspective. Discussion When it comes to multiple intelligence types and factors involved in clinical practices, we often realize