NR 361 Discussions Week 1 to 8 Information Systems in Healthcare
Systems In Healthcare
NR 361 Discussions Week 1
NR 361 Week 1 DQ 1 Moving Data to Wisdom
Reflect on the content from your readings and this week’s lesson. Then, think of a recent experience and describe how you mentally moved data through the stages of information and knowledge to wisdom. What information system(s) helped you move from data to wisdom?
Keep this short like assessing a patient for congestive heart failure. How did you evaluate and combine the various pieces of data? What was the outcome of this process?
NR 361 Week 1 DQ 2 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment Results
Complete your Self-Assessment of the AACN Essentials located in Doc Sharing (Week 1). Note your total score. If you are willing, please share your total score with your classmates. Identify areas where your knowledge is lacking. Keep in mind that we are all “knowledge workers.” What areas of inquiry do you have as they relate to the essentials?
NR 361 Discussions Week 2
NR 361 Week 2 DQ 1 Experiences with Healthcare Information Systems
Share your experiences with healthcare information systems in your clinical setting. What are the pros and cons of patient care? If you are not currently working, think about your experiences as a consumer of healthcare services, keeping in mind that they are all around us regardless of where we obtain our own healthcare.
NR 361 Week 2 DQ 2 Helping Aunt Mary
Your Aunt Mary is elderly and lives alone. She just returned from a visit with her primary care physician. She noticed today that Dr. Alice did not bring a chart into the exam room. Instead, she had a little computer. Aunt Mary is upset. She does not understand this new technology as it relates to her healthcare. What key concepts about EHRs would you include in an informal teaching plan for Aunt Mary?
NR 361 Discussions Week 3
NR 361 Week 3 DQ 1 Opportunities for Improvement with Usability and Interoperability
Usability and interoperability are major issues to consider in the development of healthcare information systems (HIS). How does your organization address these issues? Does the transfer of information occur smoothly, or do you need to re-enter data from one application to the next—such as patient information from the emergency room that does not transfer—along with the patient who is admitted to the critical care unit? Or what happens when the patient is discharged and the home care nurses have to start from scratch as they prepare the patient’s plan of care?
NR 361 Week 3 DQ 2 Library Search for Telenursing Resources
This week’s lesson points out key concepts in searching the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed/MEDLINE database, the Chamberlain Library’s EBSCO/CINAHL database, and Google Scholar. This week’s lesson directs you to links and resources on the basics of searching these three information sources. The tutorials are very helpful. You are strongly urged to view them prior to posting.
Locate one article in each of the data sources to prepare your scholarly paper due during Week 4’s Telenursing: The Future Is Now. Briefly summarize each article in your post.
NR 361 Discussions Week 4
NR 361 Week 4 DQ 1 Meaningful Use in Your Workplace
Meaningful Use is part of the EHR requirements targeted for completion in 2014. Meaningful Use was created in order to capture the right data to improve patient outcomes.
With this in mind, how can you as a nurse ensure that Meaningful Use is being implemented into the EHR? If you were the nurse manager, how would you implement this documentation and ensure buy-in by your staff?
NR 361 Week 4 DQ 2 Your Patient Has a Personal Health Record (PHR)…Now What
You are the nurse in a busy family practice clinic. A new patient presents with a personal health record (PHR). This is the first time that you have encountered a PHR. What are the advantages to PHRs? What are ways that you may access the patient’s PHR? What may be some obstacles that you encounter?