Nursing Informatics Best Practices
Write 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
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.
o Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.
o Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality.
o Describe regulatory requirements that promote and support positive
patient outcomes related to a specific population.
o Describe the types of behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the
use of information technology and research for improved patient-care
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of
a nursing professional.
o Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with
correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
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
o QSEN Institute . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://qsen.org/
o The TIGER initiative . (n.d.). Retrieved
o Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). EPC evidence-
based reports . Retrieved
o Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). Retrieved
o 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,
o Lewenson, S. (2015). Overview and summary: Cornerstone documents in
healthcare: Our history, our future . OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in
Nursing, 2. Retrieved
o 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
Imagine an organization asks you to contribute to the development of an
information system best-practices policy to help maintain patient safety and patient
confidentiality in their practice setting. The organization wants you to create a
document to help the group better understand why an informatics policy is needed
and the practices that should be included in the policy.
A nursing informatics best-practices document can serve multiple purposes, such as
a handout for new-hire orientation or as a background report given to a committee
tasked with creating or updating a nursing informatics best-practices policy.
To expand your understanding of nursing informatics best practices within the
industry, research the most current information about the topics of nursing best-
practices documents and nursing informatics best practices.
Using the Capella library, the suggested resources, and other methods (Web search,
for example), locate 4–6 scholarly articles related to best practices designed to
support positive patient outcomes related to the following areas:
The meaning of secure data practices.
Ethical standards needed to promote and support data security.
Behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of information
technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes.
Create a description of a nursing informatics best-practices policy document
designed to define and encourage effective and safe data use in a practice setting or
Purpose Statement: Statement of why an organization would create the policy.
Include any reasons and intent that supports the creation of an informatics best-
Best Practices Definitions and Descriptions:
o Definitions of secure practices, data security, and patient confidentiality.
o Ethical standards.
o Regulatory requirements.
o Behaviors – describe the behaviors nurse leaders will need to demonstrate
that will guide implementation of the policy.
o Skills required – describe the skills needed to ensure policy adherence.
Format your document using the professional format and style (corporate identity)
used in your organization or practice setting. Note: If you are not currently working in
an organizational setting, follow the formatting instructions below.
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that
detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style
and formatting guidelines.
Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed resources.
Length: Submit 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.
Nursing as a practice is in a continuous process of change. This, therefore, calls for the need of effective competencies required to deal with specific areas of nursing which are important in ensuring safe and quality care (Raisch, 2015). Nursing as practice is basically based on collection, retrieval, use of data and knowledge. It is important that nurses specialized in these areas should be competent in order to provide safe and effective care to patients. Many times, technologies are employed in healthcare to help in managing information and in clinical decision making. The emergence and application of technology is an integral part of nursing. The use of technology,however, creates new educational needs for healthcare nurses in relation to possessing knowledge and skills required for practice. It is significant, therefore, that nurses should be well educated and competent enough to effectively employ technology in healthcare service delivery. To be competent means to acquire specific skills, behaviors and knowledge and capacities in certain areas (Raisch, 2015)……………….
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