Manuscript for Publication

·         OverviewManuscript for Publication

Write a 7 page manuscript for publication, with at least five scholarly references, that describes your EHR initiative and its outcomes and provides recommendation for further improvements.

After an EHR project is completed, consider sharing your process and results with other professionals. This is an important step in contributing to ongoing evidence-based practice efforts.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate how various electronic health record systems are used by nurses across different health care settings.
    • Evaluate the use of an electronic health record (EHR) for an inter-professional care team/stakeholders.

Competency 2: Propose health information designs appropriate to health care settings.

  • Analyze how enhanced information system workflows will promote safe practice and quality outcomes.
  • Competency 3: Integrate health information system components into strategic planning for health informatics nurses.
    • Evaluate how this situation supports the strategic plan of the organization or practice setting.
  • Competency 4: Recommend appropriate workflows to maximize efficiencies for the practice setting.
    • Produce recommendations that improve the current EHR use to support stakeholder needs, improve outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Competency 5: Recommend strategies to maximize efficiency, safety, and patient satisfaction using electronic health records while providing nursing care to patients.
    • Synthesize information into a clear summary of how to strategize for maximum efficient, and safe care supporting patient satisfaction using the EHR.
  • Competency 6: Communicate as a practitioner-scholar, consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
    • Written communication is error free, employs APA standards and is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.

Resources

Suggested Resources

The resources provided here are optional. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you must ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid.

 

The resources below are provided to give you exposure to a variety of perspectives and examples related to the key competencies of the course and the grading criteria of the assessments. You make draw on these perspectives and examples to augment your understanding of your own project.

Evidence-Based Knowledge Development

The following readings provide evidence-based examples of the ways technology tools are being used to support the strategic goals of today’s health care settings.

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. (2018). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

 

Chapter 10, “Administrative Information Systems,” on pages 189–203.

  • This chapter examines how administrators of agency-based health information systems use technology outputs to support their core business. Discusses communication, core business, order entry and patient care support systems.
  • Chapter 15, “Informatics Tools to Support Patient Safety and Quality,” on pages 293–315.
    • This chapter examines patient safety from the strategic perspective of creating a safety culture. It discusses how error analysis can point to workflow changes that mitigate safety risks. It looks at the role of the nurse informaticist in collaborating with other stakeholders.
  • Chapter 18, “Telenursing and Remote Access Telehealth,” on pages 359–387.
    • This chapter applies the Foundation of Knowledge Model to telenursing and telehealth. In addition to describing current use, it examines related legal, ethical and regulatory issues.

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

Nursing Informatics and Decision Making

New technologies are in many ways disruptive to established processes and procedures. These readings analyze some of the key benefits of new health care information technologies (workflow efficiencies, availability and access, knowledge generations) and the related accountabilities that these new technologies require.

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. (2018). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.

  • Chapter 12, “Electronic Security,” on pages 279–241.
    • A key decision point in implementing technology related business solutions is maintaining system security. This chapter looks at ways to think about encouraging accessibility and availability while maintaining security and privacy.
  • Chapter 13, “Workflow and Beyond Meaningful Use,” on pages 245–260.
    • This chapter deals with workflow analysis and design.
  • Chapter 14, “The Electronic Health Record and Clinical Informatics,” on pages 267–287.
    • This chapter explores electronic health records and the contribution of the nursing profession to the success of the technology as well as the accountability such systems require of nursing staff.
  • Chapter 21, “Nursing Research: Data Collection, Processing and Analysis,” on pages 43–473.
    • This chapter examines the importance of information literacy as a research tool and the relationship of informatics generated data to knowledge generation.

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

Stakeholders and Information System Use

For any health technology project to be successful, the design, development and implementation of the technology must be done in tandem with input from all of the stakeholders who will be affected by the technology. These readings encourage you to be open to the wide variety of stakeholders that form the universe of stakeholders that you may need to draw on for a project.

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. (2018). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.

  • Chapter 9, “Systems Development Life Cycle: Nursing Informatics and Organizational Decision Making,” on pages 175–186.
    • The system development life cycle (SDLC) is iterative. Something new is always evolving from what currently is. This chapter illuminates how new projects depend upon the decision making and collaboration of all stakeholders to address identified issues and opportunities.
  • Chapter 11, “The Human-Technology Interface,” on pages 207–223.
    • Examines the importance of understanding how people experience technology is to the success of a technology. Stresses the critical need for clinician input into the design process.
  • Chapter 16, “Patient Engagement and Connected Health,” on pages 323–337.
    • Health technology has the ability to connect consumers to their own health care in a way that has never happened before. This chapter examines the importance of developing inclusive and engaging educational materials to enable consumers to make the most of the access technology offers to them.
  • Chapter 17, “Using Informatics to Promote Community/Population Health,” on pages 341–352.
    • The chapter takes a look at how federal, state and local public health agencies are involved developing public health informatics.

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

  • Asssessment Instructions

For this assessment, you will develop a manuscript for publication that describes your EHR initiative and its outcomes and provides recommendation for further improvements. Examine several informatics journals and determine where your ideas fit best. Develop a scholarly conversation in the form of an APA paper for submission to a specific informatics journal of your choosing.

Your manuscript should include the following sections:

  • Title page.
  • Brief introduction as to the purpose of the discussion.
  • Body of paper addressing:
    • In the context of a practice setting, evaluate the use of an electronic health record (EHR) for an inter-professional care team/stakeholders.
    • Focus your analysis on how the use of the information system enhances workflows to promote safe practice and quality outcomes.
    • Evaluate how this initiative supports the strategic plan of the organization or practice setting while considering the inter-professional care team/ end user stakeholders.
    • Produce recommendations to improve current EHR use to support stakeholder needs, improve outcomes and patient satisfaction for the future.
  • Conclusion – a synthesis of your paper.

Review the Manuscript for Publication scoring guide prior to submission to ensure you address all required grading criteria.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

Additional Requirements

  • Title page:Include your running head, name, course, date, and instructor.
  • References:Five scholarly sources that support the policy and guidelines. Additional references may be used.
  • Written communication:Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting:Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (sixth edition) style and formatting. Use a running head, title on the first line of the first page of text, a brief introduction, a minimum of Level 1 headings used for each section of the paper, and conclusion.  Abstract not required.
  • Length of paper:7 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size:Times New Roman, 12 point.

 

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