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Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is explore the assigned topic related to information systems in healthcare, research and analyze the topic, and describe how you will apply your new found knowledge to your nursing practice.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet one or more of the following Course Outcomes depending on the topic selected.

CO1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO1)

CO2: Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care. (PO2)

CO3: Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing’s unique contribution to patient outcomes. (PO3)

CO4: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO4)

CO5: Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (PO5)

CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO6)

CO7: Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse sensitive outcomes. (PO7)

CO8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO8)

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.

Due Date

Your completed paper is due by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday by the end of Week 4.

Be sure to submit your assignment. Post your questions to the Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments and academic integrity. Failure to submit your paper on time will result in a deduction of points.

Topic

Topic for the focus of your paper.

Purpose

This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

  • CO6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
  • CO7: Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse-sensitive outcomes. (PO 7)

Discussion

This is the week to really see where technology and healthcare are connecting. Select ONE of the following trends and discuss your understanding of this trend in healthcare and its potential impact on your practice as a nurse. What are the legal, privacy, and ethical considerations of this trend? (Everyone attempt to choose a different topic so that we will learn about the many advancements in technology).

  • Nanotechnology
  • Consumer health informatics (CHI)
  • Social media healthcare applications
  • Health-focused wearable technology
  • eHealth
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Simulation
  • Computerized provider order entry (CPOE)
  • Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA)
  • Creative measures in healthcare for use with 3D printers
  • Smart Pumps
  • Smart Rooms
  • Robotics in healthcare
  • Mobile technology in outpatient care
  • Web-based tools and software technology
  • Risk Management tools
  • Chatbots or Bots in healthcare
  • Telenursing
  • Telemedicine
  • Telepharmacy
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Teleconsultation
  • Telehospice
  • Technology advancement from your clinical practice
  • CO6 Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
  • CO7 Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse sensitive outcomes. (PO 7)

Select one of the following trends and discuss your understanding of this trend in healthcare and its potential impact on your practice as a nurse. What are the legal, privacy, and ethical considerations of this trend?

  • Nanotechnology
  • Consumer health informatics (CHI)
  • Telehealth (or telenursing)/virtual healthcare
  • Social media healthcare applications
  • Health-focused wearable technology
  • eHealth

we are going to discuss trends seen in informatics, including consumer eHealth. Select one of the following trends and discuss your understanding of this trend in healthcare and its potential impact on your practice as a nurse. What are the legal, privacy, and ethical considerations of this trend?

  • Nanotechnology
  • Consumer health informatics (CHI)
  • Telehealth (or telenursing)/virtual healthcare
  • Social media healthcare applications
  • Health-focused wearable technology
  • eHealth

We will cover the following Course Outcomes.

  • CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO 6)
  • CO 7: Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse sensitive outcomes. (PO 7)