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The Knowledge Worker•Matney, Maddox, and Staggers (2014) considered knowledge work as applying critical thinking and analyzing information to educate others and solve problems.•Nurse leaders are knowledge workers because they use this information to ensure projects are completed on scope and within budget, keep records of on going issues within their department to improve patient care and outcomes.•Nurse leaders use this information to create programs or initiatives to educate the personnel within their department to enhance nursing knowledge on particular issues.•Nurse leaders should use these information systems in their decision making process to assist with administrative and financial factors, streamline material control and facilitate payroll functions. (Sweeney, 2017) •More attention is being paid to patient outcomes and the number of patients having the same issues with regard to payment systems within the medical field.•This has required nurse leaders to be more attentive to the needs of their departments and taking control over training and assessments to assure all personnel are providing the best care available.•All of this knowledge has effects on things such as Meaningful Use, nurse to patient ratios, Core standards within the hospital environment and patient health outcomes for the department.
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- Fall '16
- Cheryl Wagner
- Nursing, Week 2 Assignment, nurse leaders, Journal of Nursing Informatics, • Sweeney