Key Legislation Shaping HIT
What was your biggest surprise about HIT legislation this week and why?
Health information technology (HIT) legislations shape the way healthcare is delivered
and the overall care provided to the patient. This weeks lesson expa
Standardized nursing terminology is the acceptance of a universal language that can be
used across healthcare settings to adequately depict and communicate care provided (Topaz,
Radhakrishnan, Masterson, & Bowles, 2012). Like lang
What was the HealthIT Hot Topic you selected related to your specialty? Why did you select it?
How will this impact your practice?
HealthIT Hot Topic: Digital Health Technology
FierceHealthcare is a newsletter publication that illustrates the latest trend
Impact of Standardized Terminology
A standardized nursing terminology ensures a universal language communication
between healthcare personal which can improve healthcare outcomes for care recipients (FosterHunt, Parush, Ellis, Thomas, & Rashotte, 2015). T
Reflection of Second Life Experience
How do the informatics skills you are now developing/expanding upon and validating help
you meet current informatics skills levels?
I recognize an improvement in myself as I complete another week of nursing informatics
Explain to a colleague or patient/client, with evidence, a benefit and a risk of using EHRs.
The integration of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the healthcare system has
numerous advantages for the practicing nurse. Although the push to incorporate EHR
Through Nursing Informatics
What are informatics-related possibilities to accelerate the generation and uptake of new nursing
The nursing discipline has improved substantially with the integration of informatics in
the areas of communication, d
Transformation of DIKW
Nursing practice is based on the association and use of data, information, and knowledge.
According to McGonagall, Hunter, Sipes, and Hebda (2014), nursing informatics is the
linking of the art and science of nursing
Safeguarding Health Information and Systems (graded)
What wording would you include in a document that each staff member must sign before being
allowed access to the information systems in your workplace (a.k.a., an ethical computing
Impression of Nursing Informatics
My initial impression of nursing informatics was that it was a simple topic that describes
how nursing has change from an era where everything was documented on paper to
documentation on computer systems. My current impre