Informatics in healthcare

Title: Informatics in Healthcare 

Scenario for PROPROSAL 
For this assessment, assume you are a nurse attending a meeting of your states (Florida) nurses association. A nurse informaticist conducted a presentation on her role and its impact on positive patient and organizational outcomes in her workplace. You realize that your organization is undergoing many technological changes. You believe this type of role could provide many benefits to your organization.

You decide to pursue proposing a nurse informaticist role in your organization. You speak to your chief nursing officer (CNO) and human resources (HR) manager, who ask you to prepare a 4 page evidence-based proposal to support the new role. In this way, they can make an informed decision as to whether the addition of such a role could justify the return on investment (ROI). They need your proposal before an upcoming fiscal meeting. This is not an essay, but instead, it is a PROPROSAL create a new Nurse Informaticist position.

One important part of this assessment is the justification of the need for a nurse informaticist in a health care organization and references from relevant and timely scholarly or professional resources to support the justification for creating this nurse informaticist position. The term justify means to show or prove that the nurse informaticist position brings value to the organization. This justification must include evidence from the literature to support that this position will provide a return on investment for the organization.

Proposal Format
The chief nursing officer (CNO) and human resources (HR) manager have asked you to include the following headings in your proposal and to be sure to address the bullets following each heading:

Nursing Informatics and the Nurse Informaticist.
      What is nursing informatics?
      What is the role of the nurse informaticist?
      
Nurse Informaticists and Other Health Care Organizations.

       What is the experience of other health care organizations with nurse informaticists?
       How do these nurse informaticists interact with the rest of the nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team?
       
Impact of Full Nurse Engagement in Health Care Technology.
        How does fully engaging nurses in health care technology impact:
Patient care?
        Protected health information (security, privacy, and confidentiality)?
        
In this section, you will explain evidence-based strategies that the nurse informaticist and interdisciplinary team can use to effectively manage patients’ protected health information, particularly privacy, security, and confidentiality. Evidence-based means that they are supported by evidence from scholarly sources.
Workflow?
Costs and return on investment?

OPPORTUNITIES and CHALLENGES 
What are the opportunities and challenges for nurses and the interdisciplinary team with the addition of a nurse informaticist role?
How can the interdisciplinary team collaborate to improve quality care outcomes through technology?

Summary of Recommendations
What are 4 key takeaways from your proposal about the recommended nurse informaticist role that you want the CNO and the HR manager to remember?

This is the section where the justification for the implementation of the nursing informaticist role is addressed. Remember to include evidence from the literature to support your recommendation.
Additional Requirements
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Submission length: 45 double-spaced pages, in addition to title and references pages.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Citations and References: Cite a minimum of three (3) current scholarly and/or authoritative sources to support your ideas. In addition, cite a minimum of one current professional blog or website to support your central ideas. Current means no more than five (5) years old.
APA formatting: Be sure to follow APA formatting and style guidelines for citations and references. 

Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

Competency 1: Describe nurses’ and the interdisciplinary team’s role in informatics with a focus on electronic health information (EHR) and patient care technology to support decision making.
Define nursing informatics and the role of the nurse informaticist.
Explain how the nurse collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including technologists, to improve the quality of patient care.

Justify the need for a nurse informaticist in a health care organization.
Competency 2: Implement evidence-based strategies to effectively manage protected health information.
Explain evidence-based strategies that the nurse and interdisciplinary team can use to effectively manage patients protected health information (privacy, security, and confidentiality).
Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication to facilitate use of health information and patient care technologies.
Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references.
Create a clear, well-organized, and professional proposal that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

GRADING RUBRIC 
CRITERIA 1
Defines nursing informatics and the role of the nurse informaticist. References current data, evidence, or standards to support and refine definition.

CRITERIA 2
Explains how the nurse collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including technologists, to improve the quality of patient care. Makes explicit reference to scholarly or professional resources to support explanation.

CRITERIA 3
Justifies the need for a nurse informaticist in a health care organization and references relevant and timely scholarly or professional resources to support the justification.

CRITERIA 4
Explains evidence-based strategies that the nurse and interdisciplinary team can use to effectively manage patients protected health information (privacy, security, and confidentiality), with reference to specific data, evidence, or standards to support the explanation.

CRITERIA 5
Follows APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references with flawless precision and accuracy.

CRITERIA 6
Creates a clear, comprehensive, well-organized, and professional proposal that is error-free in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.