Imagine an organization asks you to contribute to the development of  an information system best-practices policy to help maintain patient  safety and patient confidentiality in their practice setting.

Imagine an organization asks you to contribute to the development of  an information system best-practices policy to help maintain patient  safety and patient confidentiality in their practice setting. The  organization wants you to create a document to help the group better  understand why an informatics policy is needed and the practices that  should be included in the policy.

A nursing informatics best-practices document can serve multiple  purposes, such as a handout for new-hire orientation or as a background  report given to a committee tasked with creating or updating a nursing  informatics best-practices policy.

Preparation

To expand your understanding of nursing informatics best practices  within the industry, research the most current information about the  topics of nursing best-practices documents and nursing informatics best  practices.

Using the Capella library, the suggested resources, and other  methods (Web search, for example), locate 4–6 scholarly articles related  to best practices designed to support positive patient outcomes related  to the following areas:

  • The meaning of secure data practices.
  • Ethical standards needed to promote and support data security.
  • Patient confidentiality.
  • Regulatory requirements.
  • Behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of  information technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes.

Directions

Create a description of a nursing informatics best-practices policy  document designed to define and encourage effective and safe data use  in a practice setting or organization.

  • Purpose Statement: Statement of why an  organization would create the policy. Include any reasons and intent  that supports the creation of an informatics best-practices policy.
  • Best Practices Definitions and Descriptions:
    • Definitions of secure practices, data security, and patient confidentiality.
    • Ethical standards.
    • Regulatory requirements.
  • Implementation:
    • Behaviors – describe the behaviors nurse leaders will need to demonstrate that will guide implementation of the policy.
    • Skills required – describe the skills needed to ensure policy adherence.

Format your document using the professional format and style  (corporate identity) used in your organization or practice setting. Note: If you are not currently working in an organizational setting, follow the formatting instructions below.

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
  • Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed resources.
  • Length: Submit 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.

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