NURSING

This week you are being introduced to Healthcare Informatics and the different areas and topics within healthcare that relate to Healthcare Informatics.

For this assignment, you will locate an article, report, or credible webpage that provides information or statistics on one of the topics listed below. You will then address the corresponding questions thoughtfully and completely in regard to your article/report/webpage.(LINK ATTACHMENT)

 

You may retrieve your resource using the Library Databases, or you may find something on the web. However, your source must be credible. As far as healthcare informatics goes, here are some sites that may provide a good starting point:

  • National Library of Medicine: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrinfo/informatics.html (Links to an external site.)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS): http://www.himss.org/ (Links to an external site.)

Topics for exploration (choose one)

  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) (like scanner technology)
  • Smart card technology with personal medical history embedded
  • Emerging informatics roles in the clinical environment
  • Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records
  • Personal Health Records
  • Interoperability/National Health Information Network
  • The HITECH Act
  • Telemedicine/Telehealth/Telenursing
  • Other related topic with approval from Faculty

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