Discussion: The Application of Data to Problem-Solving
In the modern era, there are few professions that do not to some extent rely on data. Stockbrokers rely 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.
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.
Post a 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?
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McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 1, “Nursing Science and the Foundation of Knowledge” (pp. 7–19)
Chapter 2, “Introduction to Information, Information Science, and Information Systems” (pp. 21–33)
Chapter 3, “Computer Science and the Foundation of Knowledge Model” (pp. 35–62)
24Slides. (2018). How to make an infographic in PowerPoint. Retrieved September 27, 2018, from https://24slides.com/presentbetter/how-make-infographic-powerpoint/
Nagle, L., Sermeus, W., & Junger, A. (2017). Evolving role of the nursing informatics specialist. In J. Murphy, W. Goossen, & P. Weber (Eds.), Forecasting Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health (212–221). Clifton, VA: IMIA and IOS Press. Retrieved from https://serval.unil.ch/resource/serval:BIB_4A0FEA56B8CB.P001/REF
Sweeney, J. (2017). Healthcare informatics. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 21(1).
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
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Volume 21 Winter 2017
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) Winter 2017
ISSN # 1089-9758 Indexed in CINAHL © 1996 – 2017
Kuroda, Y., Fukuda, K., Yamase, H., Seto, R., Ito, M., Shimomai , K., Furukawa, H., Tatsuno, J., Tado, A., McCormick, K., Gugerty, B., Sensmeier, J., Sweeney, J., Terry, A., Noal, C., Thomas, L., Francis, I., Lipford, K., Jones, S., Johnson, K, Storck, L., Kaminski, J., Staggers, N., Makar, E., Keenan, G., Kennedy, M.
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Using a quantitative descriptive study design, the present operational status of Japanese electronic medical record (EMR) systems and the extent of computerized nursing record adoption in nursing departments are identified. [Yuko Kuroda, Mitsumi Masuda, Kazuaki Fukuda, Hiroaki Yamase, Ryoma Seto, Misae Ito, Kimiyo Shimomai, Hidetoshi Furukawa, Junko Tatsuno, Asami Tado].
This paper describes various types of professional informatics competencies that are measured by certification standards. [Kathleen A. McCormick, Brian Gugerty, Joyce Sensmeier].
This paper explores the implications that are most notable in today’s healthcare world within healthcare and nursing informatics fields [Julianne Sweeney].
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidance on short message service (SMS) text messaging by members of the health care workforce, and address security risks presented by SMS text messaging [Lisa Storck].
This workflow redesign project identified ways to improve and optimize patient care and reduce inefficiencies by developing a standardized EHR documentation template for observation patients using social, technical, and regulatory requirements [Christina Noah, Laura Thomas].
Studies have examined different healthcare organizations’ quest to adopt a meaningful use electronic health record (EHR), but there is a significant lack of studies conducted for inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. The purpose of this mixed design descriptive study was to explore one particular inpatient psychiatric hospital’s EHR and identify facilitators and barriers to the current EHR’s use [Stacey Jones, Kelly Johnson, Karen Lipford].
The nursing metaparadigm is a conceptual framework that demonstrates the interconnected nature of nursing, person (patient), environment and health. This paper will present three different viewpoints of technology and nursing practice; nurse perceptions and utilization of technology within an inpatient acute care setting, an over-arching examination of the ethicality of the use of technology in the science of caring, and nurse and patient perceptions of utilizing health-enabling technology in an outpatient community setting [Isabel Francis].
Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems are tools that utilize either electronic medical records (EMR) or paper methods to guide the evidence-basis- for specific treatment during patient encounters as nurse practitioners are increasingly utilizing CDS systems as part of the care team. This integrative review of the literature demonstrates that, when implemented correctly, CDS’s can help reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by nurse practitioners for acute bronchitis [Angela Terry].
Since the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) began 21 years ago, nurses have been encouraged to submit manuscripts for double blind peer review. June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c), Editor in Chief, OJNI, provides helpful tips and tricks for writers who are interested in submitting a manuscript for the OJNI.
With the widespread deployment of electronic health records (EHRs) and other electronic devices, poor health IT usability has become a critical issue across disciplines and health organizations. Read the insights from Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, Summit Health Informatics and Adjunct Professor, University of Utah and Ellen Makar, MSN, RN-BC, CCM, CPHIMS, CENP, Senior Research Scientist, Battelle and their discussion on the importance of nurses in informatics to harmonize efforts to build traction in providing solutions for nursing pain points with health IT.
Read how Margie Kennedy, PhD, RN, CPHIMS-CA, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Managing Partner, Clinical Informatics, Gevity Consulting Inc. discusses the challenges of change management and the implications to understand where new solutions fits into the overall strategy of the organization, the kinds of comparable applications and functionality used, as well as the scope of policies governing practice use within a new application environment.
In the absence of preference identification for end-of-life care, many unnecessary and costly procedures may be performed that severely compromise the dignity of the dying patient. Senior Editor, Gail M. Keenan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and the Annabel Davis Jenks Endowed Chair of the College of Nursing, University of Florida, discusses the new CMS (2016) reimbursement policy of advanced care planning visits for Medicare patients as an important step toward implementing care that honors the dignity of all dying patients.