Highlight the effect that increased use of this technology would have on nursing practice and discuss the barriers that are slowing or hindering its adoption.

Week 4 discussion
Current Information
and Communication Technologies
With so much attention focused on health care reform, it is
important that nurses be given the opportunity to use high-quality technology
tools. These tools can increase access to vital medical information, promote
effective communication among health care professionals, and improve the
patient experience. By actively seeking out and adopting these tools, nurses
can greatly enhance the quality and safety of care that they provide.
This Discussion focuses on identifying quality technology
tools that increase the ability of nurses to provide safe, effective care.
To prepare:
Review the various technology tools described in this weeks
Learning Resources.
Identify a recently adopted information, education, or
communication technology tool in your specialty area. Reflect on how it is used
and how its use impacts the quality of care.
Consider how your identified technology tool might impact
nursing practice if it were more widely used. What are some barriers preventing
increased usage? How could wider implementation be facilitated?
By Day 3
Post a description of a current or new information,
education, or communication technology tool that is being used in your
specialty area and assess its impact on the quality of care. Highlight the
effect that increased use of this technology would have on nursing practice and
discuss the barriers that are slowing or hindering its adoption. Summarize how
adoption of the technology tool could be facilitated.
Read a selection of your colleagues responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
research.
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleagues postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
Week 4 discussion Current Information
and Communication TechnologiesWith so much attention focused on health care reform, it is
important that nurses be given the opportunity to use high-quality technology
tools. These tools can increase access to vital medical information, promote
effective communication among health care professionals, and improve the
patient experience. By actively seeking out and adopting these tools, nurses
can greatly enhance the quality and safety of care that they provide.This Discussion focuses on identifying quality technology
tools that increase the ability of nurses to provide safe, effective care.To prepare:Review the various technology tools described in this weeks
Learning Resources.Identify a recently adopted information, education, or
communication technology tool in your specialty area. Reflect on how it is used
and how its use impacts the quality of care.Consider how your identified technology tool might impact
nursing practice if it were more widely used. What are some barriers preventing
increased usage? How could wider implementation be facilitated?By Day 3Post a description of a current or new information,
education, or communication technology tool that is being used in your
specialty area and assess its impact on the quality of care. Highlight the
effect that increased use of this technology would have on nursing practice and
discuss the barriers that are slowing or hindering its adoption. Summarize how
adoption of the technology tool could be facilitated.Read a selection of your colleagues responses.By Day 6Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.Share an insight from having read your colleagues postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
research.Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.Expand on your colleagues postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.

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