describe issues and trends that affect health informatics.

describe issues and trends that affect health informatics.

Week 4 discussion

There are many possible sources of literature available, including the West Coast University library electronic databases (Medline, Cinahl, ProQuest, LexisNexis Academic, and PubMed) and online journals provided by informatics organizations. Which specific scholarly articles did you use for your literature review and why did you choose them for your topic?

Question 2

Week 3 discussion

When you delve into research, you may find an exhaustive amount of information on your topic. How will you organize your research? What strategies or tools will you use to keep track of everything you are reading, referencing, and synthesizing? In your post, list the keywords you will use to search your topic. Provide suggestions to your peers for focusing the search or for searching subtopics.

Question 3

Week 2 discussion

The role of the informaticist is to facilitate innovative project solutions, encourage team collaboration, help staff learn new systems, etc. What part does research and investigation into specific issues, problems, and trends play in the role of the informaticist? What competencies and skill sets are required for managing change that is based on research?

Question 4

Week 1 discussion

In 1–2 paragraphs, describe issues and trends that affect health informatics. What is the current state of affairs in in general? For example, most facilities have implemented an electronic health record system, but interoperability with their other systems may be an issue. As a nursing informaticist change agent, how can you address these types of concerns in your field?

Question 5

Week 2 assignment

Evidence-Based Practice Proposal – Section A: Organizational Culture and Readiness Assessment

Before making a case for an evidence-based project, it is essential to understand the culture of the organization in order to begin assessing its readiness for EBP implementation. Select an appropriate organizational culture survey tool and use this instrument to assess the organization’s readiness.

Develop an analysis of 250 words from the results, addressing your organization’s readiness level, possible project barriers and facilitators, as well as how to integrate clinical inquiry.

Make sure to include the rationale for the survey categories scores that were significantly high and low, incorporating details and/or examples. Also explain how to integrate clinical inquiry into the organization, providing strategies that strengthen the organizations weaker areas.

Submit a summary of your results. The actual survey results do not need to be included.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Upon receiving feedback from the instructor, revise “Section A: Organizational Culture and Readiness Assessment” for your final paper submission. This will be a continuous process throughout the course for each section.

Week 2 assignment

Evidence-Based Practice Proposal – Section B: Problem Description

Write a paper of 500-750 words (not including the title page and reference page) on your proposed problem description for your EBP project. The paper should address the following:

Describe the background of the problem. Tell the story of the issue and why it deserves attention.

Identify the stakeholders/change agents. Who, or what organizations, are concerned, may benefit from, or are affected by this proposal. List the interested parties, patients, students, agencies, Joint Commission, etc.

Use the feedback from the Topic 2 main forum post and refine your PICOT question. Make sure that the question fits with your graduate degree specialization.

State the purpose and project objectives in specific, realistic, and measurable terms. The objective should address what is to be gained. This is a restatement of the question, providing focus. Measurements need to be taken before and after the evidence-based practice is introduced to identify the expected changes.

5) Provide supportive rationale that the problem or issue is an important one for nursing to resolve using relevant professional literature sources.

Develop an initial reference list to assure that there is adequate literature to support your evidence-based practice project. Follow the “Steps to an Efficient Search to Answer a Clinical Question” box in chapter 3 of the textbook. Use “NUR-699 Search Method Example” to assist you.

7) The majority of references should be research articles. However, national sources such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and others may be used when you are gathering statistics to provide the rationale for the problem.

Once you get into the literature, you may find there is very little research to support your topic and you will have to start all over again. Remember, in order for this to be an evidence-based project, you must have enough evidence to introduce this as a practice change. If you find that you do not have enough supporting evidence to change a practice, then further research would need to be conducted.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Upon receiving feedback from the instructor, refine “Section B: Problem Description” for your final submission. This will be a continuous process throughout the course for each section.

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