Eastern Florida NUR3164 Unit 2 Discussion Part 1 Latest 2019 March NUR3164 Introduction to Nursing Research and Health Informatics Unit 2 Discussion 6-8
After completing the reading and viewing
the PPT for chapters 6-8, please join in the discussion. This week’s discussion is in two parts, and
will explore electronic health records, (EHRs), administrative and telehealth
methods for delivery healthcare. Please
answer one question from each section. Support your answers with 2 scholarly
resources as well as the textbook.
There are safety-related impacts of
applications such as the eMAR and BCMA. For example there has been an increased
emphasis on evidence-based care in the design and intended use of various
systems of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Though despite
the goal of improved safety, software such as the CPOE can have unintended
negative consequences that actually result in medical errors.
Is there need for improvement in the areas
of user error, lack of communication or coordination, and overuse of alerts, if
so what are they and what are possible solutions?
How does the introduction of a CPOE system
affect communication between healthcare providers, particularly the nurse and
the physician or pharmacist?
From chapter 7, Do you agree with Khatri’s
argument that an effective HRIS can give a healthcare organization a
competitive advantage. Why? On what specific aspects of an HRIS and premises
was Khatri basing this assertion?
The factors that will continue to drive the
expansion of telehealth are rising costs, increase in chronic conditions, aging
population, demands for improved access, and global shortages of healthcare
workers. There is an enormous potential for growth in telehealth in both the US
as well as other areas of the world (particularly in Asia, where cellular phone
use is increasing at a dramatic rate).
Oxford’s telemedicine definition is “the
remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications
technology.” The terms telehealth and telemedicine are often used
interchangeably, but telehealth has evolved to encapsulate a broader array of
digital healthcare activities and services~ it is not a specific service, but a
collection of means to enhance care and education delivery through virtual medical,
health, and education services.
Introduce the 4 primary modalities
associated with telehealth: Live video,
store & forward, remote patient monitoring (RPM) and mobile health
(mhealth). Discuss what one of the most
creative/most interesting ways each of these is being used. Is telehealth covered by insurance and how is
it’s effectiveness being measured?
How has the rise of telehealth broadened
the possibilities of what it means to be a nurse? Could you see yourself in a telehealth role?
If so, which one most appeals to you?
What new settings and job descriptions have
opened up and will continue to expand in the field of nursing? What about these
seem exciting, challenging, or possibly daunting about these new opportunities
In what way can nursing be recognized as
“ahead” of other healthcare provider groups in terms of addressing many of the
legal and licensure challenges posed by the adoption of telehealth? (Hint:
Think about programs or models already adopted by nursing more than a decade