What safeguards and decision-making support tools are included in patient portals and PHRs to help patients and healthcare professionals ensure safety?

Week 1 discussion
AACN Essentials
Self-Assessment Results
Download and open the AACN Essentials Self-Assessment (Links
to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Complete the self-assessment
of your current comfort levels and total your score. If you are willing, please
share your total score with your classmates in your discussion post. Identify
areas where your knowledge could use improvement. Keep in mind that all
professional nurses are knowledge workers. What questions do you have as they
relate to nursing informatics and the AACN essentials?

Week 2 discussion
Experiences With
Healthcare Information Systems
Share your experiences with healthcare information systems,
past or present. Has it been an easy transition or difficult? Why do you
believe your experience has been positive or negative? If you are currently not
working, how has the medical record exposure in nursing school impacted your
current knowledge?

Week 3 discussion
Opportunities for
Improvement with Usability and Interoperability
Usability and interoperability are major issues to consider
in the development of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS). How do your
organizations systems address these issues in terms of transfer of information
versus re-entry at various points in the system (emergency department,
inpatient, and home care)? With the knowledge you have gained from your
readings, what evidence-based suggestions will you make to improve your
systems?

Week 4 discussion
Your Patient has a
PHR (Personal Health Record)… Now What?
Patient portals and personal health records (PHRs) are
commonplace today. What are the pros and cons of having a PHR? What safeguards
and decision-making support tools are included in patient portals and PHRs to
help patients and healthcare professionals ensure safety?

Week 5 discussion
Documentation and
Reimbursement
What is the impact of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) payment denial on the healthcare system? What are the
implications for our nursing practice related to use of standardized
terminology for documentation? How does this impact patient outcomes?

Week 6 discussion
Distractors in our
Environment
Distractions are everywhere. They may include cellphones,
the alarms sounding for multiple different reasons, overhead paging, monitors
beeping, and staff interrupting our thoughts. Give an example of an ethical or
legal issue that may arise if a patient has a poor outcome or sentinel event
because of a distraction such as alarm fatigue. What does evidence reveal about
alarm fatigue and distraction when it comes to patient safety?

Week 7 discussion
Use of Personal
Communication Devices in Patient Care Settings
How can the use of the nurse’s personal communication
device(s) impact patient care positively and/or negatively? What are the
ethical and legal implications? What does the professional literature say about
how communication devices can support safe nursing practice?

Week 8 discussion
Reflective and
Projected Practice
Prior to posting, complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials
Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Compare
your scores from Week 1 to Week 8. How far have you come? How will you use evidence
to further improve your nursing informatics knowledge during the next two years
of practice?
Week 1 discussion AACN Essentials
Self-Assessment ResultsDownload and open the AACN Essentials Self-Assessment (Links
to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Complete the self-assessment
of your current comfort levels and total your score. If you are willing, please
share your total score with your classmates in your discussion post. Identify
areas where your knowledge could use improvement. Keep in mind that all
professional nurses are knowledge workers. What questions do you have as they
relate to nursing informatics and the AACN essentials?Week 2 discussion Experiences With
Healthcare Information SystemsShare your experiences with healthcare information systems,
past or present. Has it been an easy transition or difficult? Why do you
believe your experience has been positive or negative? If you are currently not
working, how has the medical record exposure in nursing school impacted your
current knowledge?Week 3 discussion Opportunities for
Improvement with Usability and InteroperabilityUsability and interoperability are major issues to consider
in the development of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS). How do your
organizations systems address these issues in terms of transfer of information
versus re-entry at various points in the system (emergency department,
inpatient, and home care)? With the knowledge you have gained from your
readings, what evidence-based suggestions will you make to improve your
systems?Week 4 discussion Your Patient has a
PHR (Personal Health Record)… Now What?Patient portals and personal health records (PHRs) are
commonplace today. What are the pros and cons of having a PHR? What safeguards
and decision-making support tools are included in patient portals and PHRs to
help patients and healthcare professionals ensure safety?Week 5 discussion Documentation and
ReimbursementWhat is the impact of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) payment denial on the healthcare system? What are the
implications for our nursing practice related to use of standardized
terminology for documentation? How does this impact patient outcomes?Week 6 discussion Distractors in our
EnvironmentDistractions are everywhere. They may include cellphones,
the alarms sounding for multiple different reasons, overhead paging, monitors
beeping, and staff interrupting our thoughts. Give an example of an ethical or
legal issue that may arise if a patient has a poor outcome or sentinel event
because of a distraction such as alarm fatigue. What does evidence reveal about
alarm fatigue and distraction when it comes to patient safety?Week 7 discussion Use of Personal
Communication Devices in Patient Care SettingsHow can the use of the nurse’s personal communication
device(s) impact patient care positively and/or negatively? What are the
ethical and legal implications? What does the professional literature say about
how communication devices can support safe nursing practice?Week 8 discussion Reflective and
Projected PracticePrior to posting, complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials
Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Compare
your scores from Week 1 to Week 8. How far have you come? How will you use evidence
to further improve your nursing informatics knowledge during the next two years
of practice?

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