Nursing Informatics Best Practices .

Write 3–5 pages in which you describe a nursing informatics best practices policy for effective and safe data use in a nursing practice setting or organization.

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.
    • Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.
    • Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality.
    • Describe regulatory requirements that promote and support positive patient outcomes related to a specific population.
    • Describe the types of behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of information technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

  • How do nurses develop best practice?
  • How does research support best practice?
  • What are best practices in your organization that you think are exemplars for improving patient care?
  • What nursing roles should be in place to support the use of evidenced-based practice?
  • How would you describe the concept of meaningful use and technology adoption stages: electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs, and how does this fit within the context of best practice?
  • What are the main points to consider as you review The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and why is this best practice?
  • How does the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) support patient safety and improved patient outcomes?

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