NURSING INFORMATICS

Module 8—Clinical Information Systems – Week 9
OVERVIEW
In this module, selected clinical information systems will be discussed and the use of different systems in
various settings.
TOPICS
Below are the topics covered within this module.
● Clinical Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
● Electronic Medication Administration Record (EMAR)
● Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
● Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
● Public
● Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement (QAPI)
● Medicare (CMS) and Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
OBJECTIVES
After successfully completing this module, the student will be able to:
● describe the types of applications/tools that nurse clinicians can use to manage and deliver
patient care in various settings; (MO8.1)
● discuss the benefits of CPOE; (MO8.2)
● identify the benefits of using the EHR, DSS, and EMAR applications in Nursing Practice; (MO8.3)
● analyze patient care technologies appropriate to meet the needs of a diverse patient population;
and (MO8.4)
● identify current government initiatives for implementing EHRs. (MO8.5)
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STUDY MATERIALS
Readings
● American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author—Chapter 7, Reference Examples
● Saba and McCormick (2015), Chapters 27, 28, 32, 34, 37, 39, 40, and 41
Online Resources
● OASIS:
○ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
○ Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
ACTIVITIES
Module 8 has two activities. Please consult the Course Calendar for the due dates.
Discussion Forum 12
In Discussion Forum 12, post your response to the following. Please identify the forum in which you are
participating in the subject line of your thread (e.g., “Discussion Forum 12/[Your Name]”), post your
response to the selected discussion topic by the date indicated in the Course Calendar, and comment on
at least two classmates’ responses.
Computerized Medical Records
Respond to one of the topics below for your posting. Support your response with a rationale.
● Discuss Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and the use of the electronic
health system (EMR) for delivering healthcare in one healthcare setting.
○ Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to using CPOE, Barcoding, and
the EMR.
○ Search the Internet and post web links to resources found on one of these
technologies.
● Go to the following practice Electronic Medical Records (EMR) site and set up a free
account:
○ Explore the features of the EMR and comment on your experience in using
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the system for the first time.
○ Did you find the site easy to use? Why or why not?
○ What features did you find useful?
○ What features would you like to see in the EMR? Explain your answers.
For posting and grading guidelines and additional help with discussion board assignments, please refer to
the Discussion Forum Rubric located in the Evaluation Rubrics folder of the course website and to the
Online Student Handbook located within the General Information area of the course website.
Written Assignment: Nursing Informatics– Due Week 9
Students Please Note: This assignment must be submitted to turnitin.com.
The Turnitin originality report MUST be submitted in PDF format. At the link below is a screenshot
with instructions: Screenshot with PDF Instructions
Assignments submitted with turnitin reports in any other format will not be graded.
Reference the “Turnitin Requirement” section of the course Syllabus (or Using Turnitin for
Assignments on the Topic List Page) for general instructions. Upload both your assignment and the
originality report within the assignment link.
Overview
You have now completed the annotated bibliography for your chosen topic. For this assignment, you will
write a critique, including strengths and weaknesses of your chosen topic, using information from the
Internet, literature databases, and your annotated bibliography research. Review the rubric for this
assignment in the Evaluation Rubrics folder. A sample template paper that includes the level heading
layouts (APA style) can be accessed using the following link: NI Paper Template (also accessible in the
Course Documents folder).
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to:
● demonstrate knowledge of a current topic in Nursing Informatics; and
● demonstrate competency in the use of the APA Style Guide writing format.
Directions
● You are to use your annotated bibliography and other related research done thus far
to develop a 7- to 8-page MS Word paper, in APA format, on your Nursing Informatics
topic.
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○ Note that the paper developed here will be used to prepare a PowerPoint
Presentation in Module 10.
● Follow the guidelines below. Refer to the “NI Paper Sample Outline” that can be found
in the “Course Documents” folder at the top section of your course website.
○ The paper must be in APA format. Please refer to your APA Manual and the
Writing Style Guides link under Student Resources from within General
Information tab.
○ The paper should include two levels of headings (Level 1 and Level 2).
○ The title page should have a “running head.”
○ The body of the paper should be 7 to 8 pages in length. The title page,
abstract page and reference page(s) are NOT INCLUDED in the 7 to 8 pages.
○ Every page should have a page heading, including a page number.
● Save your presentation on your personal computer with an identifying filename (NI
Topic A3 with your initials).
● Submit your paper to SmartThinking [ located under the Student Resources tab. Click
Educational Resources, then Online Tutoring Services or go to: SmartThinking ]
IMPORTANT NOTE: SmartThinking requires a minimum of 24 hours (may be
extended due to their workload) to review the paper and provide feedback. Please
submit your paper early enough to accommodate this time frame for review. The intent
of SmartThinking is to provide you academic writing feedback related to grammar and
writing style and you are to review their guidance and consider revisions to your paper
accordingly. Please be aware that SmartThinking may not always provide correct
guidance regarding APA style and you must use the APA Publication Manual as your
resource.
● This resource will check your grammar and writing style. Revise as necessary.
● Include the SmartThinking comments in your paper as part of your submitted
assignment.
● As the final step before submitting the assignment, spellcheck the paper.
● Submit your file using the directions in Submit Assignments.
Note: These directions and the grading rubric for this assignment (see the Evaluation Rubrics folder) will
be used to evaluate and grade your assignment. Please refer to the details of each when preparing your
assignment.