NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

As you pursue your nursing degree, it’s vital to understand how technology continues to transform nursing and healthcare in this NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Course. The assignments and objectives explained below are part of your requirements to successfully complete and attain your Nursing degree at Walden University and Nursing College.

Every assignment has well-explained learning objectives to help you assess how well you have mastered the expected learning outcomes at the end of the day. The necessary resources are provided by the institution as a guide in your research. Below is a breakdown of your assignments for this unit.

 What Is Informatics?

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week One Discussion: The Application of Data to Problem-Solving

Most professions rely heavily on data in our modern era and so does nursing. Data helps us solve problems as well as adds more to a practitioner and the discipline’s body of knowledge. In this field of nursing informatics, we aim to ensure nurses get access to appropriate data that will help them solve healthcare problems, and make decisions that favour their patients while adding to their knowledge.

For your discussion, you’ll consider a scenario that would benefit from access to data and how such access could facilitate both problem-solving and knowledge formation.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week One Assignment

For your assignment in the first week, you’ll need to;

  • Reflect on the concepts of informatics and knowledge work as presented in the Resources.
  • Consider a hypothetical scenario based on your own healthcare practice or organization that would require or benefit from the access/collection and application of data. Your scenario may involve a patient, staff, or management problem or gap.

On the third day in your first week;

Post a description of your focus scenario. Describe the data that could be used and possible ways the data might be collected and accessed. What knowledge might be derived from that data? How would a nurse leader use clinical reasoning and judgment in the formation of knowledge from this experience?

By the sixth day ensure you Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, asking questions to help clarify the scenario and application of data, or offering additional/alternative ideas for the application of nursing informatics principles.

*Note: Throughout this program, you’ll refer to your fellow students as colleagues.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Two Discussion: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker

Drucker defines knowledge workers as high-level workers that apply analytical and theoretical knowledge which they acquire through formal training, to develop necessary products and services. The ways of acquiring knowledge have changed significantly allowing assess to large volumes of data. These changes have greatly helped and improved how health workers assume their roles as knowledge workers in powerful ways.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Two Assignment

For your second-week assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of a knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (a graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of the nurse as a knowledge worker. 

Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

To Prepare:

  • Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.
  • Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
  • Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.

The Assignment:

  • Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.
  • Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge Include one slide that visually represents the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.
  • Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ responses.

You should submit your completed Presentation by the seventh day of week two.

The Role of the Informatics Specialist in Healthcare

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Three Discussion: Interaction Between Nurse Informaticists and Other Specialists

Like bee hives and ant colonies that offer perfect examples of nature sophisticated organizations, healthcare is another great example. Nurse informaticists who are specialists in the collection, application and access of data, do collaborate with specialists on a regular basis thus helping to ensure that the appropriate data is readily available when needed to make decisions and take action for the general well-being of patients. 

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Three Assignment

For your assignment, 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.

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 the third day of week three

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 into the thoughts shared about the future of these interactions.

* Remember to refer to your fellow students as colleagues.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Four Discussion: The Impact of Nursing Informatics on Patient Outcomes and Patient Care Efficiencies

Having considered the interaction of nurse informaticists with other specialists to ensure successful care in the previous week. In your fourth week, you’ll explore how that success is determined. Healthcare success is majorly measured by patient outcomes and the fulfilment of care goals. 

Measuring patient outcomes results in the generation of data that can be used to improve results. Nursing informatics can have a significant part in this process and can help to improve outcomes by improving processes, identifying at-risk patients, and enhancing efficiency.

To Prepare:

  • Review the concepts of technology application as presented in the Resources.
  • Reflect on how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence may help fortify nursing informatics as a specialty by leading to increased impact on patient outcomes or patient care efficiencies. 

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Four Assignment: 4-5 pages excluding the title and reference page

In a 4- to 5-page project proposal written to the leadership of your healthcare organization, propose a nursing informatics project for your organization that you advocate to improve patient outcomes or patient-care efficiency. Your project proposal should include the following:

  • Describe the project you propose.
  • Identify the stakeholders impacted by this project.
  • Explain the patient outcome(s) or patient-care efficiencies this project is aimed at improving and explain how this improvement would occur. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Identify the technologies required to implement this project and explain why.
  • Identify the project team (by roles) and explain how you would incorporate the nurse informaticist into the project team.
  • Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.
  • Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

Submit your completed Project Proposal by the 7th day of week 4. 

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Five: Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom (DIKW)

On module three in your fifth week your Learning Objectives will be to;

  • Analyze benefits, challenges, and risks of using big data in clinical systems
  • Recommend strategies to mitigate challenges and risks of using big data in clinical systems

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Discussion: Big Data Risks and Rewards

Every individual is a data generation machine. Through daily transactions like debit and credit cards plus phone usage etc. data is continually being created. But how much data do you generate daily? Though numerous studies have been conducted to address the question the numbers are staggering.

Estimates suggest that nearly 1 million bytes of data are generated every second for every person on Earth. Big data has the potential for significant rewards—and significant risks—to healthcare. In this Discussion, you will consider these risks and rewards.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Five Assignment

In preparation reflect on the web article  Big Data Means Big Potential, Challenges for Nurse Execs and review your resources. Reflect on experiences you may have encountered or observed.

By day three, Post a description of at least one potential benefit of using big data as part of a clinical system and explain why. Then, describe at least one potential challenge or risk of using big data as part of a clinical system and explain why. Propose at least one strategy you have experienced, observed, or researched that may effectively mitigate the challenges or risks of using the big data you described. Be specific and provide examples. 

By the sixth day Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, by offering one or more additional mitigation strategies or further insight into your colleagues’ assessment of big data opportunities and risks.

Module 4: Technologies Supporting Applied Practice and Optimal Patient Outcomes 

Week Six Discussion: Healthcare Information Technology Trends

Informaticists are often in tune with new technological trends for the next big idea with more beneficial outcomes. For your sixth-week discussion, you’ll reflect on your healthcare organization’s use of technology and offer a technology trend you observe in your environment.

In preparation, you’ll reflect on the Resources related to digital information tools and technologies, consider your healthcare organization as well as reflect on current and future trends like the use of mobile applications and social media. 

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Six Assignment

Post a brief description of general healthcare technology trends, particularly related to data/information you have observed in use in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Describe any potential challenges or risks that may be inherent in the technologies associated with these trends you described. Then, describe at least one potential benefit and one potential risk associated with data safety, legislation, and patient care for the technologies you described. Next, explain which healthcare technology trends you believe are most promising for impacting healthcare technology in nursing practice and explain why. Describe whether this promise will contribute to improvements in patient care outcomes, efficiencies, or data management. Be specific and provide examples.

By day six Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, offering additional/alternative ideas regarding opportunities and risks related to the observations shared.

Week Seven Discussion: Literature Review: The Use of Clinical Systems to Improve Outcomes and Efficiencies

Healthcare settings only adopt existing and new technology after careful and significant research which shows the positive impact it will have on outcomes and efficiency. Nurse informaticists and healthcare leaders formulate clinical system strategies. 

Week Seven & Eight Assignment

In this Assignment, you will review existing research focused on the application of clinical systems. After reviewing, you will summarize your findings.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and reflect on the impact of clinical systems on outcomes and efficiencies within the context of nursing practice and healthcare delivery.
  • Conduct a search for recent (within the last 5 years) research focused on the application of clinical systems. The research should provide evidence to support the use of one type of clinical system to improve outcomes and/or efficiencies, such as “the use of personal health records or portals to support patients newly diagnosed with diabetes.”
  • Identify and select 4 peer-reviewed research articles from your research.
  • For information about annotated bibliographies, visit https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/annotatedbibliographies

The Assignment: (4-5 pages not including the title and reference page NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology)

In a 4- to 5-page paper, synthesize the peer-reviewed research you reviewed. Format your Assignment as an Annotated Bibliography. Be sure to address the following:

  • Identify the 4 peer-reviewed research articles you reviewed, citing each in APA format.
  • Include an introduction explaining the purpose of the paper.
  • Summarize each study, explaining the improvement to outcomes, efficiencies, and lessons learned from the application of the clinical system each peer-reviewed article described. Be specific and provide examples.
  • In your conclusion, synthesize the findings from the 4 peer-reviewed research articles.
  • Use APA format and include a title page.
  • Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

Submit your assignment by the seventh day of week eight.

The Nurse Leader and the System Development Life Cycle 

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week Nine Discussion: The Inclusion of Nurses in the Systems Development Life Cycle

The exclusion of nurse contributions when implementing systems can have dire consequences. Its therefore necessary to actively involve nurses when developing systems. In this Discussion, you will consider the role you might play in systems development and the ramifications of not being an active participant in systems development. NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

In preparation you’ll review the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) as presented in the Resources, reflect on steps taken before purchase by your healthcare and consider a nurses input at each step.

By Day 3 Post a description of what you believe to be the consequences of a healthcare organization not involving nurses in each stage of the SDLC when purchasing and implementing a new health  information technology system. Provide specific examples of potential issues at each stage of the SDLC and explain how the inclusion of nurses may help address these issues. 

Then, explain whether you had any input in the selection and planning of new health information technology systems in your nursing practice or healthcare organization and explain the potential impacts of being included or not in the decision-making process. Be specific and provide examples.

By Day 6 Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, by offering additional thoughts regarding the examples shared, SDLC-related issues, and ideas on how the inclusion of nurses might have impacted the example described by your colleagues. NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 9, keep referring to fellow students as colleagues.

Week Ten Portfolio Assignment: The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Systems Development and Implementation

Assume you are a nurse manager on a unit where a new nursing documentation system is to be implemented. You want to ensure that the system will be usable and acceptable for the nurses impacted. You realize a nurse leader must be on the implementation team.

The Assignment: (2-3 pages not including the title and reference page)

In preparation of filling this role, develop a 2- to 3-page role description for a graduate-level nurse to guide his/her participation on the implementation team. The role description should be based on the SDLC stages and tasks and should clearly define how this individual will participate in and impact each of the following steps:

  • Planning and requirements definition
  • Analysis
  • Design of the new system
  • Design of the new system
  • Implementation
  • Post-implementation support
  • Use APA format and include a title page and reference page.
  • Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your w

Submit your completed Role Description by the seventh day.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week 11 Discussion; Policy and Regulation Supporting Informatics and Technology Integration

Occasionally you’ll be expected to share your expertise as a professional nurse besides applying it to patient care.

NURS 5051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Week 11 Assignment: Policy/Regulation Fact Sheet

For your final week’s assignment, you will study a recent nursing informatics-related healthcare policy, and you will share the relevant details via a fact sheet designed to inform and educate.

To help you prepare review the Resources on healthcare policy and regulatory/legislative topics related to health and nursing informatics. Consider the role of nurses then research and select one policy or regulation for further study, it should be within the past five years.

The Assignment: (1 page not including the title and reference page)

Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization could hypothetically use to explain the health or nursing informatics policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:

  • Briefly and generally explain the policy or regulation you selected.
  • Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on system implementation.
  • Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow. 
  • Highlight organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at your healthcare organization to address the policy or regulation you selected. Be specific.
  • Use APA format and include a title page, in-text citations, and reference page.
  • Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

Submit your completed Policy/Regulation Fact Sheet by the 5th day of week 11.

Congratulations!

Your 11th assignment is the last one for this Module, you have completed the course. Please submit your Course Evaluation by Day 7.