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Running head: THE IMPACT OF NURSING INFORMATICS ON PATIENT 1 NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology The Impact of Nursing Informatics on Patient Outcomes and Patient Care Efficiencies Nina Robinson Walden University September 14, 2019
THE IMPACT OF NURSING INFORMATICS ON PATIENT 2 Introduction The Impact of Nursing Informatics on Patient Outcomes and Patient Care Efficiencies Planning and implementing change in nursing practice has evolved into a very important piece of the puzzle of navigating through the healthcare system. At this writer’s healthcare organization, nurses use so many programs to obtain all the required information that is required, that two computer monitors are required to perform their duties efficiently. The ANA states that Healthcare Informatics, “is an exciting new branch of health care by using technology to improve patient care and create a better healthcare system. It works to find innovative intersections among technology, communication and healthcare in order to move the entire industry forward” (Glassman, K. S. (2017). Due to the ever changing world of health care and informatics, developing and implementing new solutions is essential. This writer has developed an informatics project that will improve the process of nursing and informatics to ensure patient safety and patient outcomes are at the center of this organization’s priorities. Proposed Project This writer proposes that the system utilized for our organizations HEDIS tracking be updated in a timely manner or to implement a new program that is designed specifically for HEDIS projects. “The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is one of health care’s most widely used performance improvement tools. Health IT systems that earn NCQA Population Health Management Pre-validation demonstrate product functionality that supports or meets NCQA population health management related standards. Pre-validation attracts accredited organizations and assures current/potential customers that health IT solutions support their goals” (NCQA, 2019). During the screening process of a member, HEDIS data and alerts are noted and documented from a program called CCP, the Care Coordination Portal, and then a

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