technology across the care continuum 1

  • Write 3–4 pages describing the effective use of patient-care technologies, communication systems, and information systems across the care continuum of a health care system of your choice. Add a one-page executive summary your organization could use to disseminate these ideas. Because a lack of knowledge when using technology can lead to errors in patient care, effective use of technology in health care is paramount to providing a safe health care delivery environment. Show Less By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
    • Competency 3: Explain the use of information management tools and technologies to monitor and improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.
      • Describe effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting.
      • Describe how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes.
      • Support description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
    • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
      • Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
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    Questions to Consider

    To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

    • How might standardized nursing language (SNL), interprofessional communication, information system support, staff and patient education, organizational culture, and state and national regulations influence technology use?
      • What are the complexities in using technology across a continuum of care?
      • What are the opportunities?
      • What are the barriers?
    • How can we manage change and technology use to develop improved patient outcomes?
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    Course Library Guide

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    • Grove, S. K., Gray, J. R., & Burns, N. (2015). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
  • Assessment Instructions

    In the role of a nurse leader, describe the effective use of patient-care technologies across the care continuum in a chosen health care system.

    Preparation

    Choose any type of health care system, for example, acute, ambulatory, or home health or telehealth.

    Directions

    Submit the following for this assessment:

    Technology Across the Care Continuum

    Include the following in your 3–4-page description:

    • A brief overview of the care continuum in your selected health care system.
    • Describe the types of patient-care technologies and how they are used across the care continuum in your system. Be sure to include communication and information systems.
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the systems and describe how to manage change and technology to improve patient outcomes.
    • Support your description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
    Executive Summary

    Based on the description above, add a 1-page executive summary that captures the following points:

    • Current state of technology across the care continuum in your system.
    • Proposed improvements.
    • Risks of making or not making changes or improvements.
    • Recommended next steps.

    Additional Requirements

    • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
    • Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed resources.
    • Length: Submit 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages.
    • Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.