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AnswersCategory: Health InformaticsHealth Informatics
Sense Academics Staff asked 1 year ago

Here is my question.
Define Informatics. Discuss the importance of informatics in healthcare and nursing. Why is documentation important? Explain how the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) can increase quality of care and decrease errors. Discuss the benefits and challenges of healthcare technology the master’s prepared nurse may face in the healthcare delivery system. Discuss the role healthcare informatics plays in population health.

academics Staff replied 1 year ago

The discussion addresses the overall strategies that exists and guides the decisions of healthcare organizations when they are faced with the questions of
whether to adopt Health informatics Technology. The author quotes how Informatics offers several advantages, such as flexibility and cost efficiency, relative to traditional centralized computing schemes. However, the benefits come with compliance risks such as security, privacy and export control risks that might affect providers’ access to such. moreso, the challenges of adoption may complicate the selection decisions and subsequent adoption process. The discussion is mainly based on the four factors that influence the adoption of Health informatics technology, listed as; classification, organizational sustainability, modelling and service portability and linkage.The information that seems to be lacking is that pertaining to compliance with laws on the movement of data. It is therefore important to note that the the US does have laws on the movement of IT data.

academics Staff replied 1 year ago

Here is another example on how you still can respond to the discussion:
The manuscript does an excellent job in demonstrating the suitability of health informatics technology. The author notes that there is an obligation that exists
regarding why health informatics technology should be adopted broadly and that the adoption success is dependent on the needs of the organization and employees implementing the adoption. Therefore, the strategic effect of health informatics technology has been fully addressed and studied since such adoption and will have a profound impact on the transformation of any organization. Within these needs well outlined in the paper, there are a wide range of strategies that can take place. One is to adapt the function of the organization to be compatible with health informatics technology. Further, in a bid to shed more light on the matter, the author explains that although the adoption strategies can be categorized based on their interests, environmental forces, and type of change they accept, there does not appear to be a single approach, set of guidelines, or specific circumstances that are used to guide adoption.

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Sense Academics Staff answered 1 year ago

In the book, Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition, Denisco and Barker (2016) defines informatics as the practice and study and of creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information, and to its use in organizations and society at large. This discussion is more focused on part three of the book, which is composed of chapters 15, 16 & 17. Chapter 15 seeks to explore the aspect of Health Information Technology with more emphasis on how the adoption of this new trend brings with itself significant benefits to the healthcare sector. However, the challenges of adoption may complicate the selection decisions and subsequent adoption process. Up to this point, the studies that exist in the informatics space are mostly about the technological challenges, opportunities and the resistance to adoption of new ways of doing things.
Denisco & Barker (2016) explains that the adoption of Health Informatics Technology offers several advantages, such as, flexibility and cost efficiency, relative
to traditional centralized computing schemes; the benefits come with compliance risks such as security, privacy and export control risks that might affect providers’ access to
such information. Chapter 16 discusses the benefits of documentation and outlines the most significant reasons why our healthcare system could benefit from the widespread
transition from paper to Electronic Health Records (EHR). Electronic Heath Records is a transformational tool in the health care sector. Denisco & Barker (2016) notes that
in order to modernize healthcare infrastructure in the United States, it is therefore necessary to have widespread adoption of EHR’s. EHR’s provides improved Productivity and efficiency in nursing operations. The ultimate goal here is to make available patient information to all practitioners, despite their location and time of
access.
The adoptions of EHR’s are known to increase the quality of care and patient safety. Mainly, successful adoption of EHR’s could bring financial savings to the
healthcare sector. The Centre for Information Technology Leadership (CITL) has suggested that ambulatory EMRs would save $44 billion yearly and eliminate more
than $10 in rejected claims per patient per outpatient visit (Hoyt, 2015).
In order to answer the question of utilization, Chapter 17 discusses the benefits and challenges of healthcare technology the masters prepared nurse may face in the
healthcare delivery system. Some of the recommendations for informatics preadoption perception may assess how the healthcare sector can successfully prepare
employees to address technology adoption challenges in compliance and security, and these pre-adoption attitudes in a healthcare setting are affected by the limited
experience of the health care practitioners. Two fundamental questions answered in this chapter are: what individual level factors affect pre-adoption attitudes, and how
do pre-adoption attitudes affect use.
Lastly, Health Informatics Technology plays a big role when it comes to the health of the larger population. This aspect is referred to as Public Health Informatics
(PHI). The main applications of informatics technology to the population health include 1) Promoting the health of the whole population, and, 2) Preventing diseases
that are known to increase risks to people through population-level monitoring and disease surveillance
References
Denisco, S. M & Barker, A. M. (2016) Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition. Mumbai: Jones & Bartlett India
Private Limited
Hoyt, R. (2015). Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals Sixth edition. New York: Sage publishers