Information, Integration and Communication

As the use of informatics continues to increase in nursing practice, it is important for nurses to understand how to use these types of technologies to input and decipher data as well as successfully and accurately share information regarding patient care. Reflect on your own experience using information technology, and then address the following:

• Would an integrated and/or interoperable computer-based information system improve the flow of critical information in your setting? Why?

• How important is information literacy to your practice in communicating information to other nurses, units, offices, or departments? Why?

Support your ideas or those of others with references from the professional nursing literature.

Cite the references used in APA style format.
Sources that you must use!!!!!!
• Course Text: Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals
o Chapter 1, “Informatics in the Healthcare Professions”
 “Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom” (pp. 2–4)
 “Computer and Information Literacy” (pp. 8–1 0)
 “Informatics Competencies for Nurses” (pp. 10–1 3)
Review these sections of Chapter 1 that define and explain key words used in nursing informatics. Data, information, knowledge, information technology, wisdom, and computer and information literacy are examined. In addition, core information competencies for nursing are discussed.
o Chapter 2, “Hardware, Software, and Roles of Support Personnel”

Chapter 2 discusses the basic hardware and software components of computers. It also provides information on the role of support personnel.
o Chapter 13, “System Integration and Interoperability” (pp. 261–271)

This section of Chapter 13 discusses the integration of information systems for the purpose of exchanging data. It also examines the ability to exchange data and reliably use the data.
• Course Text: American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
o “The Future of Nursing Informatics” through “NI Future Trends: Summary” (pp. 52-66)
Select and read one of the following articles:
• Bolla, Y. (2011). Meaningful use 101. Nursing Management, 42(8), 18–22. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Hebda, T., Patton, C. (2012). Application of the relationship-based care model to improve health outcomes via the electronic personal health record. Creative Nursing, 18(1): 30-3. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Hunter, K. M., McGonigle, D. M., &Hebda, T. L. (2013). TIGER-based measurement of nursing informatics competencies: The development and implementation of an online tool for self-assessment. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3(12), 70 Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• McGonigle, D., Hunter, K., Sipes, C., &Hebda, T. (2014). Why nurses need to understand nursing informatics. Association of Operating Room Nurses. AORN Journal, 100(3), 324-327. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Penoyer, D. A., Cortelyou-Ward, K. H., Noblin, A. M., Bullard, T., Talbert, S., Wilson, J., …& Briscoe, J. G. (2013). Use of electronic health record documentation by healthcare workers in an acute care hospital system. Journal of healthcare management/American College of Healthcare Executives, 59(2), 130-144. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Preheim, G. J., Armstrong, G. E., & Barton, A. J. (2009). The new fundamentals in nursing: Introducing beginning quality and safety education for nurses’ competencies. The Journal of Nursing Education, 48(12), 694–697. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
• Staggers, N. (2012). Improving the user experience for EHRs: How to begin? Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 16(2): 15-17. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Optional Resources
• Course Text: American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

o “Evolution of Informatics Competencies” through “TIGER Initiative Foundation” (pp. 37- 41)

o “Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice” (pp. 67-94)

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