Your idea of using an electronic portal for communicating with victims of sexual trauma and offering additional resources is wonderful! Resources such as telehealth work in a similar manner, but may not collect all the useful data points that you have suggested. “Use of health information technology might be well applied to rendering group therapy to women who have experienced military sexual trauma” (Lutwak, 2014). By utilizing group telehealth services, those in need could receive care immediately while creating a supportive social network. All this could potentially be available at a convenient time for the consumer thanks to technology. By utilizing technology systems such as this, “delays for beginning therapy should be obviated, and a greater number of women who are victims of MST would receive needed care” (Lutwak, 2014).
One of the things I love about patient portals is that it allows the patient to be positioned in the driver’s seat of their care. “Patients with the motivation, knowledge, skills, and confidence to become actively involved their own health and healthcare have been demonstrated to have better health-related outcomes” (Ancker, 2015). Being informed, and informed timely, as a patient is very beneficial. Patient portals are also useful communication tools with healthcare providers. “In addition to offering access to personal medical data, electronic portals also frequently offer secure messaging with the office or the provider, access to electronic libraries of patient education resources, appointment scheduling, or other patient-oriented functions” (Ancker, 2014).
In our long-term care facility we encourage patients and families to signup for these portals. It helps us to facilitate accurate care planning and provides transperancy into a resident’s health. I only wish that we could collect more data from the systems to use in our facility, such as how often communciations with providers occur between residents, or their family members.
NURS 6051 Discussion Big Data Risks and Rewards Sample References
Ancker, J. S., Osorio, S. N., Cheriff, A., Cole, C. L., Silver, M., & Kaushal, R. (2015). Patient activation and use of an electronic patient portal. Informatics for Health & Social Care, 40(3), 254-266. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.3109/17538157.2014.908200
Lutwak, N. (2014). Using health information technology to delivery mental health interventions to victims of military sexual trauma. General Hospital Psychiatry, 36(1), e1. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.07.013
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I appreciated your outlook on the discussion this week. You highlighted some meaningful use for EMRs on quality and safety. An opportunity for nurses to add to the topic of adverse drug events could be in their partnership with the vendors of EMR systems to incorporate narrative-style documentation in addition to flow sheet data from adverse events (Glassman, 2018). The general theme of big data benefits seems centered around involvement and having the data work for a greater purpose. I can relate to the incident you describe at your workplace facility, and I empathize as I have had a similar experience in the healthcare organization I use. Within our local community, there is a monopoly and lack of healthcare access and competition. With only one healthcare facility within a 50-mile radius for a higher level of care opinion, it recently fell victim to a mass cyber-attack. With a recent hack in security, I have witnessed the fallout in trust in the patient relationship with the organization, employees, and providers. A heightened level of disruption has intimately affected numerous community members and me. Getting a letter for free identity theft monitoring was quite unsettling as the solution proposed by the organization. As a patient within a healthcare system and an employee, I felt angry and unsettled; I can only imagine those members who lack an understanding of cyber security. Building a culture around the responsibility of cybersecurity has to stem from education and collaboration efforts like the ones you describe and then some. According to Niki et al. (2022), “cybersecurity in healthcare is not a duty or an obligation but an act of responsibility. When patients and families entrust their lives to the health system and its professionals, their complete commitment to excellence in delivery is a basic expectation” (para 1). With this tremendous fallout effect, the lack of competition in rural hospitals and department infrastructure is desperate for innovative leadership (Austin B. Frakt, 2019). I think cybersecurity and better meaningful use would enhance patient safety and the patient and staff’s confidence in assuring their information is secure and used for its intended value.
Big data is an important part of our daily lives. As nurses, big data plays a key role in our job of providing quality care to patients. The data is then sorted out to get the appropriate information to provide personalized care to each patient. (Glassman, 2017) Big data however, comes with its risks and benefits.
One major benefit of big data is to manage and track mass diseases. Diseases such as Covid-19 caused of lot of damages to human lives and big data helped spread the word, slow down its spread, and eventually led to a place where it could be managed. Information was shared from health professionals to healthcare facilities, and across the world on how to prevent the disease, as well as how to stop it’s spread. Experts were able to track in real time how the disease was spreading. As a result the appropriate measures were taken to prevent this dangerous disease from going even further and taking many more human lives. (Calzon, 2022)
A disadvantage of big data is security breach caused by failure of how data can interact. (Thew, 2016) Big data is a large body of information that can be hacked. At any point in time, someone can hack into a system and shut everything down that will lead to chaos to those needing and using the data.
A hospital next to where I work had a major security breach. What happened during that time is that everything was shut down in addition to patient information being stolen. While the facility worked to restore order and get their systems back running, nursing had to document in paper charts. This was not only time consuming, but was also leaving the nurses very exhausted. Once the nurses are the exhausted, there is room for multiple errors in a hospital unit. Errors could include medication errors or delayed response time to patients and more.
To mitigate risk of security breach, using more than one storage form is recommended. (Wang et al., 2018, p. 10) Healthcare facilities would have to work together to come up with multiple storage spaces for data as they strengthen the firewall on private information.
Calzon, B. (2022, September 2). 21 Examples of Big Data In Healthcare With Powerful Analytics. BI Blog | Data Visualization & Analytics Blog | Datapine. https://www.datapine.com/blog/big-data-examples-in-healthcare/Links to an external site.
Glassman, K. S. (2017). Using data in nursing practice Links to an external site.. American Nurse Today, 12(11), 45–47. Retrieved from https://www.americannursetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ant11-Data-1030.pdfLinks to an external site.
Thew, J. (2016, April 19). Big data means big potential, challenges for nurse execs Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/big-data-means-big-potential-challenges-nurse-execs
Wang, Y., Kung, L., & Byrd, T. A. (2018). Big data analytics: Understanding its capabilities and potential benefits for healthcare organizations Links to an external site.. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 126(1), 3–13.