NURS 6051 Week 2 - Key Functional Areas of Nursing Informatics Cheeseman(2011 defines nursing informatics as a specialty that integrates nursing science

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Key Functional Areas of Nursing Informatics Cheeseman (2011) defines nursing informatics as a “specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice” (p.264). In 2015, the American Nursing Association (ANA) developed Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice as an outline to explain the specialty practice and accountability of informatics nurses (IN) and informatics nurse specialists. Each standard developed by the ANA provides an evaluation of nursing practice and outcomes. The specific competencies for each standard serve as evidence of compliance of that specific standard. The areas of nursing informatics (NI) that are most relevant to my current position as a Quality Improvement Nurse are educational and professional development, as well as process and workflow design. Quality Improvement is a very important area of the hospital as health care professional are able to review charts and abstract to ensure proper policy and care has been provided. Much of my job is reviewing high level of care transfers (to either Progressive Care or the Intensive Care Unit), mortality reviews, Medicare Abstraction of core measures, as well as reviewing charts given by other healthcare professionals when they felt the proper treatment may not have been given. This gives me the opportunity to find numerous areas of improvement. I bring these areas of improvement to the education department where together we create power points, computer based learning modules, and other in-services. Because of informatics and my job, I am able to make a difference in our hospital by finding areas of improvement and creating solutions to help with knowledge deficient with education.
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  • Summer '16
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  • Nursing, information management competencies, Technology Informatics

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