Nursing Informatics

| January 19, 2015

Objectives: 724.4.3-01: Explain how the use of computerized management systems to record administrative data can increase quality of care in a given situation. 724.4.3-02: Explain why nurse involvement in the planning, design, selection, and implementation of information systems in a given nursing practice environment is important. 724.4.3-03: Identify key strategies or safeguards for securing patient records in a given health care setting. 724.4.3-04: Describe how specified new technology applied to a given organization’s clinical decision-support system can change the way nursing is practiced in that organization. 724.4.3-05: Describe the role of a specified handheld device in improving a nurse’s ability to deliver quality patient care in a given clinical or hospital setting. 724.4.3-06: Identify common standards that govern specified aspects of health care-related data storage. 724.4.3-07: Discuss how a specified new technology can affect health care delivery cost in a given situation. 724.4.3-08: Explain how having access to certain types of information at the point of care can impact nursing care delivery in a given situation. Introduction: As a nurse in a 100-bed community hospital, you are part of a multidisciplinary team comprised of hospital professional staff tasked with investigating a new computerized management system for the hospital. Unfortunately, most of the team consists of doctors and you are the only nurse selected to participate, making it hard for you to voice your concerns. You decide to document your findings and concerns in a report and submit it to the group. Task: Conduct a search and evaluation of two new computerized management systems. Then write a report (suggested length of 4–8 pages) for the team in which you do the following: A. Explain how using the computerized management systems could increase quality of care. B. Explain why active nursing involvement in the planning, choice, and implementation of the systems is important. C. Describe how handheld devices used by the nursing staff could be integrated into the management systems for better quality of care. D. Discuss security standards of data and patient confidentiality, including the need for data storage integrity and data backup and recovery and how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements impact the use of the systems. E. Discuss how the new systems can affect healthcare cost. F. Discuss the benefits these new systems can offer to patient care and nursing care delivery. 1. Recommend the system you think the team should purchase. a. Justify your recommendation. G. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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Explain how the use of computerized management systems to record administrative data can increase quality of care in a given situation.
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