Assignment: nursing practice setting
Write 3–5 pages in which you describe a nursing informatics best practices policy for effective and safe data use in a nursing practice setting or organization.
Today’s health care professionals need to be accountable for the use of information systems that are repositories for copious amounts of protected health information (PHI).
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
•Competency 2: Identify strategies and best practices for using informatics in nursing and health care. ◦Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.
◦Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality.
◦Describe regulatory requirements that promote and support positive patient outcomes related to a specific population.
◦Describe the types of behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of information technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes.
•Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional. ◦Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
•How do nurses develop best practice?
•How does research support best practice?
•What are best practices in your organization that you think are exemplars for improving patient care?
•What nursing roles should be in place to support the use of evidenced-based practice?
•How would you describe the concept of meaningful use and technology adoption stages: electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs, and how does this fit within the context of best practice?
•What are the main points to consider as you review The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and why is this best practice?
•How does the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) support patient safety and improved patient outcomes?
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context.
The following e-books or articles from the Capella University Library are linked directly in this course:
•Cashin, A., & Cook, R. (Eds.). (2010). Evidence-based practice in nursing informatics: Concepts and applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
•Berner, E. S. (Ed.). (2014). Informatics education in healthcare: Lessons learned. London, UK: Springer.
•Gerrish, K., & Lacey, A. (2013). Research process in nursing (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
•Andersson, L., Eriksson, I., & Nordgren, L. (2012). Living with heart failure without realising: A qualitative patient study. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(12), 630–637.
•Athwal, L., Marchuk, B., Laforêt-Fliesser, Y., Castanza, J., Davis, L., & LaSalle, M. (2014). Adaptation of a best practice guideline to strengthen client-centered care in public health. Public Health Nursing, 31(2), 134–143.
•Burbach, B. E., Barnason, S., & Hertzog, M. (2015). Preferred thinking style, symptom recognition, and response by nursing students during simulation. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(12), 1563–1580.
•Catania, C. (2012). Clinical trial nurse’s role in safety reporting. Nursing Forum, 47(1), 18–26.
•Darvish, A., Bahramnezhad, F., Keyhanian, S., & Navidhamidi, M. (2014). The role of nursing informatics on promoting quality of health care and the need for appropriate education. Global Journal of Health Science, 6(6), 11–18.
•Fencl, J. L. (2015). Guideline implementation: Local anesthesia. AORN Journal, 101(6), 682–692.
•Furst, C. M., Finto, D., Malouf-Todaro, N., Moore, C., Orr, D., Santos, J., . . .Tipton, P. H. (2013). Changing times: Enhancing clinical practice through evolving technology. Medsurg Nursing, 22(2), 131–134.
•Hoe, J., & Hoare, Z. (2012). Understanding quantitative research: Part 1. Nursing Standard, 27(15–17), 52–57.
•Jansen, D. A., Jadack, R. A., Ayoola, A. B., Doornbos, M. M., Dunn, S. L., Moch, S. D., . . . Wegner, G. D. (2015). Embedding research in undergraduate learning opportunities. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(10), 1340–1358.
•Lusardi, P. (2012). So you want to change practice: Recognizing practice issues and channeling those ideas. Critical Care Nurse, 32(2), 55–64.
•Neher, M., Stahl, C., Ellstro, M. P., & Nilsen, P. (2014). Knowledge sources for evidence-based practice in rheumatology nursing. Clinical Nursing Research, 24(6), 661–679.
•Schaffer, M. A., Anderson, L. J., & Rising, S. (2015). Public health interventions for school nursing practice. The Journal of School Nursing, 1–14.
•Travers, J., Smaldone, A., & Cohn, E. G. (2015). Does state legislation improve nursing workforce diversity? Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 1–8.
Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course publication.
•QSEN Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://qsen.org/
•The TIGER initiative. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.thetigerinitiative.org/
•Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). EPC evidence-based reports. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/index.html
•Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/index.html
•Lewenson, S. (2015). Overview and summary: Cornerstone documents in healthcare: Our history, our future. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 2. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-20-2015/No2-May-2015/OS-Cornerstone-Documents.html
•Finnell, D. S., Thomas, E. L., Nehring, W. M., McLoughlin, K. A., & Bickford, C. J. (2015). Best practices for developing specialty nursing scope and standards of practice. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 20(2), Manuscript 1. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-20-2015/No2-May-2015/Best-Practices-for-Developing-Specialty-Scope-and-Standards.html