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6051 Transforming Module 1: What Is Informatics?Discussion: The Application of Data toProblem-SolvingIn the modern era, there are few professions that do not to some extent rely on data. Stockbrokersrely on market data to advise clients on financial matters. Meteorologists rely on weather data to forecast weather conditions, while realtors rely on data to advise on the purchase and sale of property. In these and other cases, data not only helps solve problems, but adds to the practitioner’s and the discipline’s body of knowledge.Of course, the nursing profession also relies heavily on data. The field of nursing informatics aims to make sure nurses have access to the appropriate date to solve healthcare problems, make decisions in the interest of patients, and add to knowledge.In this Discussion, you will consider a scenario that would benefit from access to data and how such access could facilitate both problem-solving and knowledge formation.To Prepare:Reflect on the concepts of informatics and knowledge work as presented in the Resources.Consider a hypothetical scenario based on your own healthcare practice or organization that would require or benefit from the access/collection and application of data. Your scenario may involve a patient, staff, or management problem or gap.By Day 4 of Week 1Posta description of the focus of your scenario. Describe the data that could be used and how the data might be collected and accessed. What knowledge might be derived from that data? How would a nurse leader use clinical reasoning and judgment in the formation of knowledge from this experience?One crucial area of data collection in my personal nursing practice is the collectionof patient data before their admission. I work in adolescent psychiatric and behavioral health, so it is extremely important to have a level of background information on my patients before they arrive to our facility. I must first ensure thatthe new patient will meet our admission criteria. I can then begin the knowledge acquisition process to learn as much as I can about the patient coming my way.