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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182517
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Informatics: Nurses Developing an Informatics Culture and Competencies
Author(s):
Kennedy, Mary; Merrill, Katreena; Paletta, Lisa; Eves, Ann; Call, Ana
Author Details:
Mary Kennedy, RN, MS, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: mkennedy@lifespan.org; Katreena Merrill, RN, BS, Intermountain Healthcare Urban South Region; Lisa Paletta, RN, BS, MPA, Intermountain Health Care Utah Valley Regional; Ann Eves, RN, BS, MPA, Intermountain Healthcare American Fork; Ana Call, RN, BS, Intermountain Healthcare
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Learn how one organization has been a pioneer in recognizing the value of clinical informatics as it relates to improving professional practice and patient care services. This presentation will discuss the hospital's efforts to develop a culture of informatics and related core competencies. ABSTRACT: Our organization has been a pioneer in recognizing the value of clinical informatics and its importance to improving professional practice and patient care services. We have a robust information system infrastructure and have successfully implemented Computerized Provider Order Entry and Bar Code Medication Administration. These technologies have brought great value to the point of care, to patients and to staff. In Nursing, there is a Department of Clinical Informatics. As projects are initiated, project teams are convened and project management becomes their primary responsibility. This department recently evolved the application project teams into the clinical informatics council. This staff nurse council is a cornerstone of our practice model. Its purpose is to advance the nursing care of patients and promote professional nursing development by managing and processing nursing data, information, and knowledge. Recently, the council has been examining systems used by nurses across the organization, their impact on patient care and professional practice. Three council goals have been to focus on the following: 1) developing a deeper understanding of implemented systems, 2) developing a departmental website, and 3) defining core nursing informatics competencies. The ability to develop informatics competencies was seen as integral to creating an informatics culture. We discovered the work by Staggers et. al. and especially focused on their defined categories of competencies. We took this work and adapted it to our environment to develop our informatics competency survey. The survey focused on the assessment of computer skills, informatics knowledge and professional development We piloted the assessment within the Clinical Informatics Committee. We discovered that while nurses were proficient within their functional areas, there were many areas of integration and communication that needed attention. This survey will be sent to the rest of the Nursing organization within the first Quarter of 2008. Subsequent planning and education will ensue to develop core clinical informatics competencies. We as an organization, and as a profession, are challenged and excited about the innovations in technology and their impact on our patients and the patient care environment. We look forward to expanding staff competencies, transforming our care environment and working to make informatics a dynamic part of the experience. REFERENCES: Staggers, Nancy; Gassert, Carole A.; Curran, Christine A. Delphi Study to Determine Informatics Competencies for Nurses at Four Levels of Practice. Nursing Research. 51(6):383-390, November/December 2002 Staggers, Nancy, PhD, RN, FAAN; Gassert, Carole A., PhD, RN, FAAN; Christine Curran, RN, CNA. Informatics Competencies for Nurses at Four Levels of Practice. Journal of Nursing Education. 40(7):303-316, October 2001.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClinical Informatics: Nurses Developing an Informatics Culture and Competenciesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorMerrill, Katreenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaletta, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEves, Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorCall, Anaen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Kennedy, RN, MS, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, email: mkennedy@lifespan.org; Katreena Merrill, RN, BS, Intermountain Healthcare Urban South Region; Lisa Paletta, RN, BS, MPA, Intermountain Health Care Utah Valley Regional; Ann Eves, RN, BS, MPA, Intermountain Healthcare American Fork; Ana Call, RN, BS, Intermountain Healthcareen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182517-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Learn how one organization has been a pioneer in recognizing the value of clinical informatics as it relates to improving professional practice and patient care services. This presentation will discuss the hospital's efforts to develop a culture of informatics and related core competencies. ABSTRACT: Our organization has been a pioneer in recognizing the value of clinical informatics and its importance to improving professional practice and patient care services. We have a robust information system infrastructure and have successfully implemented Computerized Provider Order Entry and Bar Code Medication Administration. These technologies have brought great value to the point of care, to patients and to staff. In Nursing, there is a Department of Clinical Informatics. As projects are initiated, project teams are convened and project management becomes their primary responsibility. This department recently evolved the application project teams into the clinical informatics council. This staff nurse council is a cornerstone of our practice model. Its purpose is to advance the nursing care of patients and promote professional nursing development by managing and processing nursing data, information, and knowledge. Recently, the council has been examining systems used by nurses across the organization, their impact on patient care and professional practice. Three council goals have been to focus on the following: 1) developing a deeper understanding of implemented systems, 2) developing a departmental website, and 3) defining core nursing informatics competencies. The ability to develop informatics competencies was seen as integral to creating an informatics culture. We discovered the work by Staggers et. al. and especially focused on their defined categories of competencies. We took this work and adapted it to our environment to develop our informatics competency survey. The survey focused on the assessment of computer skills, informatics knowledge and professional development We piloted the assessment within the Clinical Informatics Committee. We discovered that while nurses were proficient within their functional areas, there were many areas of integration and communication that needed attention. This survey will be sent to the rest of the Nursing organization within the first Quarter of 2008. Subsequent planning and education will ensue to develop core clinical informatics competencies. We as an organization, and as a profession, are challenged and excited about the innovations in technology and their impact on our patients and the patient care environment. We look forward to expanding staff competencies, transforming our care environment and working to make informatics a dynamic part of the experience. REFERENCES: Staggers, Nancy; Gassert, Carole A.; Curran, Christine A. Delphi Study to Determine Informatics Competencies for Nurses at Four Levels of Practice. Nursing Research. 51(6):383-390, November/December 2002 Staggers, Nancy, PhD, RN, FAAN; Gassert, Carole A., PhD, RN, FAAN; Christine Curran, RN, CNA. Informatics Competencies for Nurses at Four Levels of Practice. Journal of Nursing Education. 40(7):303-316, October 2001.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:27:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:27:45Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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