Discussion: Healthcare Information Technology Trends
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. To Prepare: • 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. By Day 3 of Week 6 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. Rubric Detail Select Grid View or List View to change the rubric's layout. Name: NURS_5051_Module04_Week06_Discussion_Rubric • Grid View • List View Excellent Good Fair Poor Main Posting 45 (45%) - 50 (50%) Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources. Supported by at least three current, credible sources. 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Contains some APA formatting errors. 0 (0%) - 34 (34%) Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately. Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria. Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis. Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. Contains only one or no credible sources. Not written clearly or concisely. Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors. Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style. Main Post: Timeliness 10 (10%) - 10 (10%) Posts main post by day 3. 0 (0%) - 0 (0%) 0 (0%) - 0 (0%) 0 (0%) - 0 (0%) Does not post by day 3. First Response 17 (17%) - 18 (18%) Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings. Responds fully to questions posed by faculty. Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources. Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives. Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed. Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 15 (15%) - 16 (16%) Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings. Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed. Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources. Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 13 (13%) - 14 (14%) Response is on topic and may have some depth. Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication. Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed. Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited. 0 (0%) - 12 (12%) Response may not be on topic and lacks depth. Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication. Responses to faculty questions are missing. No credible sources are cited. Second Response 16 (16%) - 17 (17%) Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings. Responds fully to questions posed by faculty. Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources. Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives. Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed. Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 14 (14%) - 15 (15%) Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings. Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed. Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources. Response is effectively written in standard, edited English. 12 (12%) - 13 (13%) Response is on topic and may have some depth. Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication. Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed. Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited. 0 (0%) - 11 (11%) Response may not be on topic and lacks depth. Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication. Responses to faculty questions are missing. No credible sources are cited. Participation 5 (5%) - 5 (5%) Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days. 0 (0%) - 0 (0%) 0 (0%) - 0 (0%) 0 (0%) - 0 (0%) Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days. Total Points: 100 Name: NURS_5051_Module04_Week06_Discussion_Rubric === - Sample free essay paper Healthcare Information Technology Trends Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Course Professor’s Name Date Healthcare Information Technology Trends Telehealth is broadly defined as the use digital communication technologies to access health services remotely(Burch, Gray & Sharp, 2017). Due to the existing conditions, this technology has become most preferred compared to others in the field. The use of technologies allows patients to set medication and reminders, track health care measurements and share information with clinicians at their comfort. During my practice, this technology was used to monitor the health of diabetic and elderly patients remotely. For the elderly patients, analytical software and smart surveillance cameras were used for detecting changes in their everyday activities such as falls and notify their caregivers. Most health care providers do not have the IT resources or infrastructure to host and maintain their telehealth platform. I observed this; the use of third parties creates additional data safety risk. Healthcare facilities are also vulnerable to cyber-attacks because they process and store an enormous amount of sensitive information relating to patients. Providing service remotely may have its complications during a pandemic, as the healthcare providers have a legal and ethical obligation to protect private health information (Dart, Whipple, Pasqua & Furlow, 2016). Telehealth has the capacity to bring quality health services closer to more people. With the world amid a pandemic, healthcare providers can use this technology to shift service delivery out of hospital or clinic into homes. Research that have been done show that both telemonitoring and telephone-based support of vital signs of heart failure minimized the risk of hospitalization and even deaths for heart failure and improved quality of life (Tuckson, Edmunds & Hodgkins, 2017). For remotely located patients or those who can’t travel, telehealth technologies can be of significant help as it reduces the gap of specialist to patient care, that is, eliminating the need of the patient to travel in order to have access to qualified medical care. Through this, many patients that can be treated within a given time. References Burch, S., Gray, D., & Sharp, J. (2017). The power and potential of telehealth what health systems should know: proposed legislation in Congress offers the promise that the nation's healthcare policy will support the expansion of telehealth, allowing hospitals and health systems to fully realize the benefits of this important emerging approach to care. Healthcare Financial Management, 71(2), 46-50. Dart, E. H., Whipple, H. M., Pasqua, J. L., & Furlow, C. M. (2016). Legal, regulatory, and ethical issues in telehealth technology. In Computer-assisted and web-based innovations in psychology, special education, and health (pp. 339-363). Academic Press. Tuckson, R. V., Edmunds, M., & Hodgkins, M. L. (2017). Telehealth. New England Journal of Medicine, 377(16), 1585-1592.