Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.

Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.

Discussion: Nursing Informatics Best Practices

Nursing Informatics Best Practices

OVERVIEW
Write 5 pages in which you describe a nursing informatics best practices policy for
effective and safe data use in a nursing practice setting or organization.
Today's health care professionals need to be accountable for the use of information
systems that are repositories for copious amounts of protected health information
(PHI).
SHOW LESS
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in
the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
 Competency 2: Identify strategies and best practices for using informatics in
nursing and health care.
o Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.
o Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality.
o Describe regulatory requirements that promote and support positive
patient outcomes related to a specific population.
o Describe the types of behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the
use of information technology and research for improved patient-care
outcomes.

Discussion: Nursing Informatics Best Practices

Discussion: Nursing Informatics Best Practices

 Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of
a nursing professional.
o Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with
correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Internet Resources
Access the following resources by clicking the links provided. Please note that
URLs change frequently. Permissions for the following links have been either
granted or deemed appropriate for educational use at the time of course
publication.
o QSEN Institute . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://qsen.org/
o The TIGER initiative . (n.d.). Retrieved
from http://www.thetigerinitiative.org/
o Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). EPC evidence-
based reports . Retrieved
from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-bas…
o Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). (n.d.). Retrieved
from http://www.ahrq.gov/index.html
o Darvish, A., Bahramnezhad, F., Keyhanian, S., & Navidhamidi, M.
(2014). The role of nursing informatics on promoting quality of health care

and the need for appropriate education . Global Journal of Health Science,
6(6), 11–18.
o Lewenson, S. (2015). Overview and summary: Cornerstone documents in
healthcare: Our history, our future . OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in
Nursing, 2. Retrieved
from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANA…
o Finnell, D. S., Thomas, E. L., Nehring, W. M., McLoughlin, K. A., & Bickford,
C. J. (2015). Best practices for developing specialty nursing scope and
standards of practice . OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 20(2),
Manuscript 1. Retrieved
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ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Imagine an organization asks you to contribute to the development of an
information system best-practices policy to help maintain patient safety and patient
confidentiality in their practice setting. The organization wants you to create a
document to help the group better understand why an informatics policy is needed
and the practices that should be included in the policy.
A nursing informatics best-practices document can serve multiple purposes, such as
a handout for new-hire orientation or as a background report given to a committee
tasked with creating or updating a nursing informatics best-practices policy.
PREPARATION
To expand your understanding of nursing informatics best practices within the
industry, research the most current information about the topics of nursing best-
practices documents and nursing informatics best practices.
Using the Capella library, the suggested resources, and other methods (Web search,
for example), locate 4–6 scholarly articles related to best practices designed to
support positive patient outcomes related to the following areas:
 The meaning of secure data practices.
 Ethical standards needed to promote and support data security.
 Patient confidentiality.
 Regulatory requirements.
 Behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of information
technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes.
DIRECTIONS
Create a description of a nursing informatics best-practices policy document
designed to define and encourage effective and safe data use in a practice setting or
organization.

 Purpose Statement: Statement of why an organization would create the policy.
Include any reasons and intent that supports the creation of an informatics best-
practices policy.
 Best Practices Definitions and Descriptions:
o Definitions of secure practices, data security, and patient confidentiality.
o Ethical standards.
o Regulatory requirements.
 Implementation:
o Behaviors – describe the behaviors nurse leaders will need to demonstrate
that will guide implementation of the policy.
o Skills required – describe the skills needed to ensure policy adherence.
Format your document using the professional format and style (corporate identity)
used in your organization or practice setting. Note: If you are not currently working in
an organizational setting, follow the formatting instructions below.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that
detract from the overall message.
 APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style
and formatting guidelines.
 Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed resources.
 Length: Submit 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages.
 Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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