NR 512 Week 5 HealthIT Hot Topic Assignment, Clinical Decision Support
The use of clinical decision making is not a new concept, but one that is continuing to evolve. This paper will examine the clinical decision support, how it can impact practice, examining both pros and cons. It will also examine the use of informatics skills and knowledge in the development of this paper as well as a conclusion.
Clinical decision making tools also called clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have been used for some time but are continually evolving. A CDSS is a process or application that uses a variety of things. Such as data from the electronic health record (EHR), information retrieval, evidence-based practice (EBP), information on disease processes, current research, medication and diagnosis to aid decision making and empower the management of care………..Continued (7 Pages with References)
NR 512 Week 5 HealthIT Hot Topic Assignment, Electronic Health Records
The implementation of Electronic Health Record systems had brought many substantial benefits to the health system. This is not limited to better care, decreased healthcare cost, and decreases the spread of medical records and implements the safety of the patients. But at the same time if there is a poor EHR system design or improper use. It can cause mistakes that will jeopardize the integrity of the data that is in the EHR. The implementation of the EHR took some time and it was giving so many mistakes. Before the physician used to dictate the order to a clerk or secretary and these orders were translated into the EHR. But because of the lack of medical terms or experience of those personals; it was notice a huge amount of mistakes. So, physicians were ….to learn how to use the EHR; but still the EHR implementation still taking too much time, causing serious errors…………Continued (7 Pages with References)
NR 512 Week 5 HealthIT Hot Topic Assignment, Information Blocking
The Health IT topic chosen for this formal discussion is information blocking. Information blocking occurs when providers or vendors (the company providing electronic health record software and data support) knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information in ways that harm policy goals (Alder-Milstein & Pfeifer, 2017). The paper will discuss the reasons for choosing this topic from the popular content on the Feirce Healthcare website. The impact of the selected topic to nursing practice, discuss the pros and cons. How informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process of developing this assignment, concluding with key insights and recommendations for the future………..Continued (6 Pages with References)
NR 512 Week 5 HealthIT Hot Topic Assignment, Opioid Crises
Every day, more than 115 people and every year 52,404 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. Currently drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. This includes overdosing on prescription pain relievers. Like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl (NIH, 2018).
In 2015, 2 million people had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin. It is …..that 23% individuals who use heroin develop opioid addiction. In 2015, nearly 33,000 Americans died from opioid addiction, heroin, and other likewise drugs. Between 21-29% of patients prescribed to opioids for chronic illness misuse them (Small. 2017)…………Continued (7 Pages with References)