Nursing Discussion Post


Required Reading

This reference can be used for your group discussions and is available (full text) through Moody Medical Library:
Ball, Marion J (2011). Nursing Informatics:Where technology and caring meet. Springer London.

McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. G. (2018). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning: Ch 14. The Electronic Health Record and Clinical Informatics p.267-287

Group Discussion Board Dialogue

“Technology is changing how patients manage their own healthcare needs and how nurses manage patient care. Nurses need new skills to use and contribute to the development of electronic health records, to find and evaluate the relevance of evidence to support clinical decisions and to use data to solve patient and system problems.” Johnson, J. (2013). QSEN Faculty Development Workshop. New Orleans.

All large facilities with Medicare patients have registries that they have to participate in; as an advanced practice nurse you will need to know what these registries are and what they mean for your patients.

Please discuss the following questions within your group and post under module 3 discussion board for your designated faculty. Each student doesn’t have to answer all questions but all questions must be addressed and discussed as a group.

  1. What are the implications for nursing education as the EHR becomes the standard for caring for patients? Be specific, provide references and examples when possible.
  2. What do you see is the role of the masters prepared nurse (educator, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader – address whichever your specialty is) with EHRs?
  3. What are some ethical considerations related to interoperability and a shared EHR?
  4. In your specialty area, are there registries that are available to your institution? If so, please describe the aim(s) of the regsitry; if not, please select a registry from the CMS website and describe its aim(s).


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