Assessment 01 – Nursing Informatics in Health Care
For this assessment, you will write a 4–5 page evidence-based proposal to support the need for a nurse informaticist in an organization who would focus on improving health care outcomes.
Before you complete the detailed instructions in the courseroom, first review the focus of the new nurse informaticist position you will propose by examining the description below. You will write your evidence-based proposal to support the need for a new nurse informaticist who would focus on improving medication safety and reducing adverse drug events.
• Improving Medication Safety and Reducing Adverse Drug Events:
o Background: Adverse drug events (ADEs) are injuries resulting from medical interventions related to a drug.
o Evidence: ADEs are a significant cause of hospitalizations and deaths. Many of these are preventable with proper medication reconciliation, patient education, and technology that helps with tracking and alerting healthcare providers about potential drug interactions.