How do you use health information technology in your daily work activities? Does the CNO in your organization use the same HIT as the nurses at the bedside? What about those individuals who work in admissions? In order to develop an information system that can facilitate the ability to track, share, and analyze patient data, an organization has to take into account the differing needs or views of various departments.
In this Discussion, you consider the differing viewpoints of the professionals within your organization. Imagine what your colleagues’ needs might be and how they might use a HIT system to access and share information to promote evidence-based care. What are the similarities and differences in how this technology would be used by physicians, lab techs, administrators, nurses, informaticians, and others?
NURS8210 Week 2 Discussion: Information Architecture
To prepare: Information Architecture
Review this week’s media presentation, focusing on how the VA’s VistA system demonstrates data flow across an organization.
Reflect on your organization’s information architecture and the various information needs of different groups within your work setting. What constraints has your organization faced with implementing health information technology systems that meet everyone’s needs? Consider speaking with your colleagues from different areas about this topic.
Ask yourself: How does the flow of data across my organization support, or inhibit, evidence-based practice?
By Day 3 (Wednesday) post a cohesive response that addresses the following:
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
By Day 6 respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days in one or more of the following ways:
- Differentiate the information needs within your organization. For example, how might the needs of an administrator differ from the needs of a physician or lab tech?
- Explain the impact of these different needs on the implementation of HIT in your present organization.
- Evaluate how the flow of information across HIT systems within your organization supports or inhibits evidence-based practice.
Posting requirements per Syllabus “Grading Criteria and Total Components of a Grade”
*Each Discussion requires that you make one initial posting and at least two response postings on two different peer original posts on two different days
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and/or any insights you gained as a result of the comments made by your colleagues.
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and any additional sources.
In order to ensure full possible points, please carefully review the Discussion Question rubric and use the required template provided below to help guide the formatting of your DQ and minimize risk of missing criteria or subcriteria. Earning full possible points toward “Excellent” means clear demonstration of critical thinking through analyzing the literature, synthesizing the information, and applying to the criteria for the DQ.
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- Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence, or research.
- Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
- Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
- Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
- Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
- Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.