Health Care Informatics



Syllabus N537 – Health Care Informatics Health informatics is the intersection of information science, computer science, and health care. It deals with the resources, devices, and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health care settings. Health informatics tools include not only computers but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems.

This course focuses on the application of health care informatics from a nursing perspective. Based on the Foundation of Knowledge model, this course demonstrates how nursing and healthcare informatics relate to knowledge acquisition, knowledge processing, knowledge generation, knowledge dissemination, and feedback, all of which build the science of nursing. Course Goals: By the conclusion of this course, student will be able to:

• Understand knowledge and how it is acquired, processed, generated, and disseminated

• Implement informatics applications from the perspective the current healthcare delivery system and specific individual organizational needs

• Proactively anticipate and create future informatics applications in both health care systems and the nursing profession • Identify, develop, evaluate, modify, and enhance informatics applications to improve patient care

• Discover opportunities to use informatics • Participate in the design of informatics solutions within the health care setting Course Materials: Required Textbook: • McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2017) Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN 978-1284121247

• American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author. ISBN: 9781433805615 Course Structure: Module 1: The Building Blocks of Nursing Informatics Module 2: Perspectives on Nursing Informatics Module 3: Nursing Informatics Applications: Ethics, Privacy, and Security Module 4: Nursing Informatics Administrative Applications: Precare and Care Support Module 5: Nursing Informatics Practice Applications: Care Delivery Module 6: Nursing Informatics Applications: Nursing Research Module 7: Nursing Informatics Applications: Nursing Education Module 8: Imagining the Future of Nursing Informatics Please consider how you have developed the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable your achievement of the Course Goals listed in the syllabus. Then write a minimum of a 1000 word APA-style essay reflecting on how this course has helped you achieve these go

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