INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

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Nature offers many examples of specialization and collaboration. Ant colonies and bee hives are but two examples of nature’s sophisticated organizations. Each thrives because their members specialize by tasks, divide labor, and collaborate to ensure food, safety, and general well-being of the colony or hive. 

Of course, humans don’t fare too badly in this regard either. And healthcare is a great example. As specialists in the collection, access, and application of data, nurse informaticists collaborate with specialists on a regular basis to ensure that appropriate data is available to make decisions and take actions to ensure the general well-being of patients. 

In this Discussion, you will reflect on your own observations of and/or experiences with informaticist collaboration. You will also propose strategies for how these collaborative experiences might be improved. 

INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050
INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

RESOURCES 

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.  

WEEKLY RESOURCES 

To Prepare: 

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the evolution of nursing informatics from a science to a nursing specialty. 
  • Consider your experiences with nurse Informaticists or technology specialists within your healthcare organization. 

BY DAY 3 OF WEEK 3 

Post a description of experiences or observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional interactions. 

BY DAY 6 OF WEEK 3 

Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, offering one or more additional interaction strategies in support of the examples/observations shared or by offering further insight to the thoughts shared about the future of these interactions. 

*Note: Throughout this program, your fellow students are referred to as colleagues. 

 

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A Sample Answer For the Assignment: INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

Title: INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

Although most nursing informatics work is done behind the scenes, it has a profound effect on many facets of our industry and daily lives. Healthcare data and information is collected and analyzed by nursing informaticists (NI) to monitor the effects of healthcare treatments. According to research (Threw, 2016). At work, I make regular use of NI for incident report tracking. The system keeps tabs on incidents like these, as well as those involving patient-to-staff and patient-to-patient violence. They monitor the frequency with which these events occur in order to determine which preventative measures are effective and which are not.  

Incorrect medicine delivery is only one example of the kinds of medical mistakes that may be reduced because to NI’s efforts to enhance the healthcare system. It was NI who spearheaded the effort to improve our hospital’s medicine delivery procedures from the ground up (McGonigle & Mastrian et al., 2017). A patient’s wristband, patient record, and medicine label must all match before we may give them a dose of medication.  

Our relationships with NI might be enhanced if we had a more direct channel for reporting problems with the EHR (EHR). While Point Click Care is a fantastic EHR, it does have a lot of nitpicky flaws that we’ve had to work around. Both myself and many of my coworkers find this very irritating. If we could more easily get in touch with the people in charge of our EHR, we could share our discoveries (and our disappointments) and work together to develop solutions.  

In my opinion, the significance of NI expertise will increase in the next years. The field of NI has a lot of space to expand thanks to the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and remote monitoring tools like fall detection gadgets and remote blood sugar monitors. This emphasizes the significance of having clear lines of communication between the frontline healthcare staff and the team responsible for the EHR’s development and the NI division. 

 

References 

 Kassam, I., Nagle, L., & Strudwick, G. (2017). Informatics competencies for nurse leaders:  

protocol for a scoping review. BMJ open, 7(12), e018855.  

https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018855Links to an external site. 

 McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning 

 Threw, J. (2016, April 19). Big Data Means Big Potential, Challenges for Nurse Execs. Health Leaders.Retrieved from https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/big-data-means-big-potential-challenges-nurse-execs 

A Sample Answer 2 For the Assignment: INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

Title: INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

How Nurse Informaticists or Data/ Technology Specialists Interact with Other Professionals in the Healthcare Organization 

For the purposes of this paper, the technology or data specialist in this case will be referred to as the nurse informaticist. Any interaction between the nurse informaticist and the other professionals in the healthcare organization cannot be talked about if the role of the former has not been defined. The nurse informaticist is a relatively recent role for the advanced practice nurse and involves responsibility for all technological applications used in healthcare. 

The informaticist professional is responsible for the seamless capturing of patient data, adherence to and enforcement of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), access to the technological systems and installation or upgrading of any of the systems such as the electronic health record or EHR system (Alotaibi & Federico, 2017; McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017). Since the use of technology to capture patient data is already mandated by law, this means that the nurse informaticist must literally communicate with all the other healthcare professionals in the organization. 

Continuous Education (CE) 

Being the healthcare professional with both the technological and medical knowledge, the nurse informaticist is a valuable resources person who regularly gives presentations to staff on how systems are to be used. She teaches the applicability of the systems and their benefits to patients, staff, and the organization. This is one way in which she interacts with the other healthcare professionals in the organization. 

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 

As she is the custodian of all the technological systems used in the healthcare organization, she is also the person responsible for designing and disseminating the standard operating procedures or SOPs to be used by all staff when accessing the technology systems. This means that she will also have to interact with the other staff through tools such as internal emails or memos.   

Giving Individual Access or Passwords 

The nurse informaticist is the gatekeeper of all technological systems within the healthcare organization. These include principally the certified electronic health record technology or CEHRT system as well as the clinical decision support or CDS system. For any individual employee in the organization to have access to the system (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and so on), they must be given a unique password by the nurse informaticist. She will therefore also interact with them individually at this level. 

Troubleshooting 

As the other healthcare professionals utilize the system functionalities such as the CPOE (computerized provider order entry), PDMS (patient data management system), BCMA (bar code medication administration), and eMAR (electronic medication administration record); they will encounter challenges here and there. The only resource person that they will consult first for troubleshooting will be the nurse informaticist. This is therefore yet another way in which she interacts with the other healthcare professionals. 

New Technology Applications or Improvements (Project Management) 

 Last but not least, the nurse informaticist is responsible for any new project involving installation of a new system or upgrading of an existing one. This essentially makes them the project manager (Sipes, 2016). They will thus interact with the other healthcare professionals by informing them of the impending change and also educating them of the need for the same. 

Future Outlook 

One strategy for improving the above interactions is to strengthen the technology units taught in the basic courses for all healthcare professionals. This will enable them to see the nurse informaticist as a valuable resource and not as a nuisance. The continued evolution of nursing informatics will impact professional interactions in that data will play a very crucial role (Wang et al., 2018). The medium of communication will henceforth be electronic data.           

 References 

Alotaibi, Y., & Federico, F. (2017). The impact of health information technology on patient safety. Saudi Medical Journal, 38(12), 1173–1180. https://doi.org/10.15537/smj.2017.12.20631Links to an external site. 

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K.G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge, 4th ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 

Sipes, C. (2016). Project management: Essential skill of nurse informaticists. Nursing Informatics, 252-256. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-252Links to an external site. 

Wang, Y., Kung, L., & Byrd, T.A. (2018). Big data analytics: Understanding its capabilities and potential benefits for healthcare organizations. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 126(1), 3–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.12.019Links to an external site. 

A Sample Answer 3 For the Assignment: INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

Title: INTERACTION BETWEEN NURSE INFORMATICISTS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS: NURS 6050

Post a description of experiences or observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional interactions.

Nursing informatics plays an integral role in our health care system today even though they tend to work behind the scenes they impact our lives. This is one profession that cannot thrive without interdisciplinary communication for example if one of our clients was NPO we can change the diet on the computer with a click of a button and the dietitian can get the order in a different department almost immediately. Unlike previously we would have to have to write the order they have someone walk the order down think about if we had 6 clients needed that several times per day how difficult our job would be. For the smooth running of health care, nurses must work together with the interdisciplinary team for smooth outcomes (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022). The collection of data and the availability of records online is important for the continuity of patient care. Previous laboratory and medical history help providers to fast-track care and for emergencies also to prevent repetition such as a redraw of lab investigation (Garcia,2021). Another example is if a patient delivered and had a postpartum hemorrhage the next provider can pick this up in the health history and know how to approach this current labor. Another great way of communication is also QCC which is done all postpartum hemorrhage to provide a better outcome in the future. Medical history can also prevent medication errors, for example, if someone is allergic it will be shown in their record and it will prevent the provider from ordering that medication ultimately saving lives. Schoenbaum & Seckman (2019) point out that client care improves when client data is shared to deliver quick healthcare services.

Strategy

A good strategy to improve the information for nurses is the development of studies to educate on the importance of the changing world into technology so we can have a positive outcome for ourselves and our clients. One example of change in technology is a few years ago we had to do a finger stick on the client to check their glucose level but today there is an app such as the Dexcom G6 CGM which allow you to see your glucose on your smartphone and it also alerts you when it low of high (Dexcom,2023). While this app is great, I just hope it would have been able to send the glucose information to the client’s health record for the provider to review before the visit so changes could continually be made to medication, etc.

I believe that continuing informatics will change nursing tremendously for example before the covid 19 pandemic we used to require to go to the doctor’s office, but the pandemic provide hands-free on-camera online telehealth services due to social distancing. Another example is virtual monitoring you can see and talk to multiple patients in a room that required one person which alone cut out several person jobs. The pandemic shed a great deal of light on how many things can be done without face-to-face or by hand on it makes me wonder if there will eventually be robots to replace nurses’ for example robotic surgery (Garcia-Dia,2021). The use of information systems has also greatly enhanced the research field in health care with the introduction of the information system, it is easy to collect process, and analyze data in an instant. 

 

Reference

Dexcom (2023) DexcomG6 CGM system for personal use Dexcom G6 CGM System for Personal UseLinks to an external site.

Garcia-Dia, Mary Joy DNP, RN, FAAN. Nursing informatics: An evolving specialty. Nursing Management (Springhouse) 52(5):p 56, May 2021. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000743444.08164.b4

https://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/nursing-informaticists-are-the-backbone-of-technology-drivencare#:~:text=Nurse%20informaticists%20facilitate%20communication%20 between%20clinical%20and%20IT,in%20collaboration%20with%20other%20clinic

McGonigle. & Mastrian.(2022).Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5thed)Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Ons VOICE (2021) Nursing informatics are the backbone of technology-driven care

Schoenbaum AE, Seckman C. Impact of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program on Health Information Exchange Utilization, Prescribing Behaviors, and Care Coordination in an Emergency Department. Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Dec;37(12):647-654. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000566. PMID: 31634163.

Discussion_Rubric 

NURS_5051_Module02_Week03_Discussion_Rubric 
Criteria  Ratings  Pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMain Posting 
50 to >44.0 pts 

Excellent 

Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources. … Supported by at least three current, credible sources. … Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style. 

44 to >39.0 pts 

Good 

Responds to the discussion question(s) and is reflective with critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. … At least 75% of post has exceptional depth and breadth. … Supported by at least three credible sources. … Written clearly and concisely with one or no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style. 

39 to >34.0 pts 

Fair 

Responds to some of the discussion question(s). … One or two criteria are not addressed or are superficially addressed. … Is somewhat lacking reflection and critical analysis and synthesis. … Somewhat represents knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. … Post is cited with two credible sources. … Written somewhat concisely; may contain more than two spelling or grammatical errors. … Contains some APA formatting errors. 

34 to >0 pts 

Poor 

Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately. … Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria. … Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis. … Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. … Contains only one or no credible sources. … Not written clearly or concisely. … Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors. … Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style. 

 

50 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMain Post: Timeliness 
10 to >0.0 pts 

Excellent 

Posts main post by day 3. 

0 pts 

Poor 

Does not post by day 3. 

 

10 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFirst Response 
18 to >16.0 pts 

Excellent 

Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings. … Responds fully to questions posed by faculty. … Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources. … Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives. … Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. … Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed. … Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 

16 to >14.0 pts 

Good 

Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings. … Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. … Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed. … Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources. … Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 

14 to >12.0 pts 

Fair 

Response is on topic and may have some depth. … Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication. … Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed. … Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited. 

12 to >0 pts 

Poor 

Response may not be on topic and lacks depth. … Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication. … Responses to faculty questions are missing. … No credible sources are cited. 

 

18 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSecond Response 
17 to >15.0 pts 

Excellent 

Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings. … Responds fully to questions posed by faculty. … Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources. … Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives. … Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. … Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed. … Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 

15 to >13.0 pts 

Good 

Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings. … Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. … Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed. … Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources. … Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 

13 to >11.0 pts 

Fair 

Response is on topic and may have some depth. … Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication. … Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed. … Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited. 

11 to >0 pts 

Poor 

Response may not be on topic and lacks depth. … Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication. … Responses to faculty questions are missing. … No credible sources are cited. 

 

17 pts 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParticipation 
5 to >0.0 pts 

Excellent 

Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days. 

0 pts 

Poor 

Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days. 

 

5 pts 
Total Points: 100