The Advantages of Nursing Informatics and Quality Improvement

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Nursing Informatics as we have learned over the course of this class is defined as computer science mixed with nursing and information science. This paper will present my view of the advantages of nursing informatics and how it has enhanced the quality environment in which we work as nurse's work and has changed how we care for our patients. The most basic advantage is that it improves communication between all disciplinarians of the health care industry and I will make my statement of how I believe this communication can be of advantage to all of the healthcare industry.

The Advantages of Nursing Informatics and Quality Improvement The world of nursing is changing on a daily basis and we, as nurses need to adapt and change in order to provide our patients with the ultimate care they deserve. The hospital environment as a whole has changed over the years and is now a business and the patients are our customers. The advances and advantages of nursing informatics in my opinion will deliver safe and superior quality care for our customers in the health care industry. In 2008 a landmark report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Nursing Time and Motion Study" it was revealed through a 36 hospital study, how important the workflow optimization is in the nursing field. I found this to be a very eye opening report as it revealed that less than 20% of a nurses' time is spent on patient care activities and only 7 % of the nurse's time was spent on the patient assessment and observation (Stevens, 2010). I am of the believe that if we as nurses spend more time with our patients and less time on paperwork, the patient benefits greatly and we as nurses are more satisfied with our workplace environment and will increase and define our nursing skills. The conclusion of this study was that changes in technology, work…...

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