TN002 The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Healthcare
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TN002 The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Healthcare

TN002 The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Healthcare

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NURS 6051 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

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The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Healthcare

Executive Summary

Patient outcomes, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness are pivotal aspects in healthcare delivery. With technology’s pervasive influence, nursing informatics emerges as a crucial discipline for managing data and knowledge transfer in nursing practice (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2017). Nurse informaticists play a vital role in integrating data, thereby facilitating improved healthcare delivery (Ali et al., 2018). This proposal advocates for the implementation of an electronic nurse handoff report at the patient’s bedside, leveraging health information technology (HIT) to enhance communication and patient-centered care.

Proposal: Establishing an Electronic Nurse Handoff Report at the Patient’s Bedside

Bedside reports aim to enhance patient engagement and satisfaction by facilitating communication between healthcare providers and patients (Dorvil, 2018). Introducing an electronic nurse bedside handoff report can improve communication, collaboration, and ultimately patient safety and satisfaction. Education and training for nurses and patients are essential for successful implementation (De Veer et al., 2011). Real-time data integration into the electronic health record (EHR) provides a comprehensive overview of patient status and care plans, fostering transparency and continuity of care.

Stakeholders Impacted

Implementing an electronic nurse bedside handoff report impacts patients, families, nurses, and nursing leaders. Studies indicate that bedside handoff reports increase patient engagement and reduce anxiety among patients (Manges & Groves, 2019). Nurse leaders play a crucial role in providing resources and support for project implementation (Skiba, 2016). Nurse informaticists are instrumental in guiding the integration of technology and ensuring optimal outcomes.

Efficiency

Electronic bedside handoff reports streamline care transitions, minimize medical errors, and improve patient outcomes (Manges & Groves, 2019). Real-time access to patient data facilitates informed decision-making and enhances nursing efficiency (Alotaibi & Federico, 2017). Strong nurse-patient communication fosters trust and satisfaction, contributing to improved patient experiences.

Technologies Required For Implementation

Implementation of electronic nurse bedside handoff reports necessitates an EHR system and various devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops for data input and access (Dorvil, 2018). Nurse informaticists play a crucial role in designing and implementing EHR systems to meet the needs of healthcare organizations (Ali et al., 2018).

Incorporate the Informatics Nurse Specialist in the Project Team

The project team should include nurse managers, trainers, RNs, and nurse informaticists. Nurse informaticists contribute to project success by ensuring effective use of technology and providing ongoing support and training (Ali et al., 2018).

Conclusion

Nursing informatics plays a vital role in enhancing patient outcomes and improving healthcare delivery. Transitioning to electronic nurse bedside handoff reports enhances communication, patient safety, and satisfaction. Nurse informaticists are essential for integrating technology into nursing practice and ensuring successful project implementation.

References

Ali, R. A., Benjamin, K., Munir, S., & Ahmed, N. (2018). A review of informatics competencies tools for nurses and nurse managers. Can J Nurs Inf, 13(1), 1. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000092.

Alotaibi, Y. K., & Federico, F. (2017). The impact of health information technology on patient safety. Saudi medical journal, 38(12), 1173.

De Veer, A. J., Fleuren, M. A., Bekkema, N., & Francke, A. L. (2011). Successful implementation of new technologies in nursing care: a questionnaire survey of nurse users. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 11(1), 1-12.

Dorvil, B. (2018). The secrets to successful nurse bedside shift report implementation and sustainability. Nursing management, 49(6), 20.

NURS 6051 Assessment 2 TN002 The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Healthcare

Manges, K. A., & Groves, P. S. (2019). Exploring the hidden functions of nursing bedside shift report: A performance, ritual, and sensemaking opportunity. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34(3), 256-262.

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Skiba, D. J. (2016). Informatics competencies for nurses revisited. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(6), 365-367.

Small, D. C., & Fitzpatrick, J. J. (2017). Nurse perceptions of traditional and bedside shift report. Nursing management, 48(2), 44-49.

NURS 6051 Assessment 2 TN002 The Role of the Nurse Informaticist in Healthcare