Nursing Informatics in Health Care

Assume you are a nurse attending a meeting of your state’s nurses’ association. A nurse informaticist conducted a presentation on her role and its impact on positive patient and organizational outcomes in her workplace. You realize that your organization is undergoing many technological changes. You believe this type of role could provide many benefits to your organization.

You decide to pursue proposing a nurse informaticist role in your organization. You speak to your chief nursing officer (CNO) and human resources (HR) manager. These individuals ask you to prepare a 4–5 page evidence-based proposal to support the new role. In this way, they can make an informed decision as to whether the addition of such a role could justify the return on investment (ROI). They need your proposal before an upcoming fiscal meeting

 

Proposal Format

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Human Resources (HR) manager have asked you to include the following headings in your proposal and to be sure to address the bullets underneath each heading:

1.Nursing Informatics and The NurseInformaticist  Define nursing informatics and the role of the nurse informaticist. References current data, evidence, or standards to support and refine the definition

2.Nurse Informaticists and Other Health Care Organization Explain how the nurse collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including technologists, to improve the quality of patient care. Makes explicit reference to scholarly or professional resources to support the explanation. What is the experience of other health care organizations with nurse informaticists? How do these nurse informaticists interact with the rest of the nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team?

3.Impact of Full Nurse Engagement in Health Care Technology Justify the need for a nurse informaticist in a health care organization and references relevant and timely scholarly or professional resources to support the justification. How does fully engaging nurses in health care technology impact: Patient care? Protected health information (security, privacy, and confidentiality)?Workflow? Costs and return on investment?

4.Opportunities and Challenge Explain evidence-based strategies that the nurse and interdisciplinary team can use to effectively manage patients’ protected health information (privacy, security, and confidentiality), with reference to specific data, evidence, or standards to support the explanation. What are the opportunities and challenges for nurses and the interdisciplinary team with the addition of a nurse informaticist role?How can the interdisciplinary team collaborate to improve quality care outcomes through technology?

5.Summary of Recommendation What are 3–4 key takeaways from your proposal about the recommended nurse informaticist role that you want the CNO and the HR manager to remember?

  • Submission length: 4–5 double-spaced pages, in addition to a title page and references page.
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Citations and References: Cite a minimum of 3 current scholarly and/or authoritative sources to support your ideas. In addition, cite a minimum of 1 current professional blog or website to support your central ideas. Current means no more than five years old.

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