Question: Walden NURS6051 Week 1 Discussion.
NURS6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare through Technology
Week 1 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.