Discussion week 6
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Discussion: Healthcare Information Technology Trends
Throughout history, technological advancements have appeared for one purpose before finding applications elsewhere that lead to spikes in its usage and development. The internet, for example, was originally developed to share research before becoming a staple of work and entertainment. But technology—new and repurposed—will undoubtedly continue to be a driver of healthcare information. Informaticists often stay tuned to trends to monitor what the next new technology will be or how the next new idea for applying existing technology can benefit outcomes.
In this Discussion, you will reflect on your healthcare organization’s use of technology and offer a technology trend you observe in your environment.
- Reflect on the Resources related to digital information tools and technologies.
- Consider your healthcare organization’s use of healthcare technologies to manage and distribute information.
- Reflect on current and potential future trends, such as use of social media and mobile applications/telehealth, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled asset tracking, or expert systems/artificial intelligence, and how they may impact nursing practice and healthcare delivery.
Post a brief description of general healthcare technology trends, particularly related to data/information you have observed in use in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. Describe any potential challenges or risks that may be inherent in the technologies associated with these trends you described. Then, describe at least one potential benefit and one potential risk associated with data safety, legislation, and patient care for the technologies you described. Next, explain which healthcare technology trends you believe are most promising for impacting healthcare technology in nursing practice and explain why. Describe whether this promise will contribute to improvements in patient care outcomes, efficiencies, or data management. Be specific and provide examples.
- McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. (www.mbsdirect.vitalsource.com) User name (email@example.com Password:Maria#0724)
- Chapter 14, “The Electronic Health Record and Clinical Informatics” (pp. 267–287)
- Chapter 15, “Informatics Tools to Promote Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes” (pp. 293–317)
- Chapter 16, “Patient Engagement and Connected Health” (pp. 323–338)
- Chapter 17, “Using Informatics to Promote Community/Population Health” (pp. 341–355)
- Chapter 18, “Telenursing and Remote Access Telehealth” (pp. 359–388)
- Rao-Gupta, S., Kruger, D. Leak, L. D., Tieman, L. A., & Manworren, R. C. B. (2018). Leveraging interactive patient care technology to Improve pain management engagement. Pain Management Nursing, 19(3), 212–221. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2017.11.002
Leveraging Interactive Patient Care Technology to Improve Pain Management Engagemet.
Rao–Gupta S; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kruger D; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Leak LD; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Tieman LA; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Manworren RCB; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois.
Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Pain Management Nurses [Pain Manag Nurs] 2018 Jun; Vol. 19 (3), pp. 212-221. Date of Electronic Publication: 2017 Dec 15.
Publisher: WB Saunders Co. Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 100890606 Publication Model: Print-Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1532-8635 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 15249042 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Pain Manag Nurs Subsets: MEDLINE; Nursing
Original Publication: Philadelphia : WB Saunders Co., c2000-
Chronic Pain/*drug therapy
Child ; Child, Hospitalized ; Chronic Pain/nursing ; Hospital Units ; Humans ; Illinois ; Pain Measurement/standards ; Pilot Projects ; Quality Improvement
Background: Most children experience pain in hospitals; and their parents report dissatisfaction with how well pain was managed. Engaging patients and families in the development and evaluation of pain treatment plans may improve perceptions of pain management and hospital experiences.
Objectives: The aim of this performance improvement project was to engage patients and families to address hospitalized pediatric patients’ pain using interactive patient care technology. The goal was to stimulate conversations about pain management expectations and perceptions of treatment plan effectiveness among patients, parents, and health care teams.
Methods: Plan-Do-Study-Act was used to design, develop, test, and pilot new workflows to integrate the interactive patient care technology system with the automated medication dispensing system and document actions from both systems into the electronic health record.
Setting: The pediatric surgical unit and hematology/oncology unit of a free-standing, university-affiliated, urban children’s hospital were selected to pilot this performance improvement project because of the high prevalence of pain from surgeries and hematologic and oncologic diseases, treatments, and invasive procedures.
Results: Documentation of pain assessments, nonpharmacologic interventions, and evaluation of treatment effectiveness increased. The proportion of positive family satisfaction responses for pain management significantly increased from fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2016 (p = .006).
Conclusion: By leveraging interactive patient care technologies, patients and families were engaged to take an active role in pain treatment plans and evaluation of treatment outcomes. Improved active communication and partnership with patients and families can effectively change organizational culture to be more sensitive to patients’ pain and patients’ and families’ hospital experiences.