The American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of NursingInformatics Practice requires the Nurse Informaticist to propose implement and evaluate.
technological advances for quality patient care. The Quality and Safety Education for Nursings
(QSEN) pre-licensure Informatics competencies relate to how informatics supports safe quality
patient care through the following:
Value nurses involvement in design selection implementation and evaluation of
information technologies to support patient care
Describe examples of how technology and information management are related to the
quality and safety of patient care
Apply technology and information management tools to support safe processes of care
For this assignment you will develop a proposal for a new technology that is currently not being
used in your area of nursing practice. Keep in mind that technology has some form of electronic
component to it for this paper.
Starting with the need identify why the need exists for the new technology. What data is collected
that tells you a problem exists? How will this technology answer the problem? Provide an analysis
of the current situation and potential opportunity for improving patient care. With any new
technology project there must be stakeholder identification an identification of quality indicators
projected benefits consideration for training and evaluation of outcomes Write formal APA paper that describes the new technology following the directions
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage a depth and breadth of understanding about new
technology and the impact on patient care. This assignment allows insight into the many facets of
bringing about change from inception to evaluation.. The Technology Proposal Project is a formal paper so plan accordingly. Use section headers
(Background of Problem Technology Quality Stakeholders Evaluation and Conclusion).
Please keep in mind that the following is to be used as a guide. You still need to demonstrate original and critical thinking on the topics.
2. Provide a background on the new technology. This should include one to two pages that
provides a general understanding of the problem in a global sense that the proposed
technology could address. Include:
a. Context for the problem. Consider the following questions when writing this
section: What is the problem for health care? How do you know it is a problem?
What data is currently collected that demonstrates a problem exists? For
example you might discuss how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will no
longer reimburse for specific processes of care or patient outcomes (falls
pressure ulcers etc.). The data should relate back to the problem you identified
with the technological solution. In a later section you will provide specific rates for your area of practice. Here you will provide national rates or incidence if available.
b. You should have a minimum of two peer-reviewed articles that show that the
problem exists in health care. ntroduce the proposed technology. This should include 1-2 pages that proposes the
technology using the following to guide your writing:
a. Provide a brief background on the technology to include what it is and what it does. This section should answer the question why is this technology important
to fix the identified problem?
b. Provide a context for the technology. For example perform a literature search on error rates and glucometers or check the manufacturers fact sheet for research
that supports the need for the new glucometer. This allows an understanding of
the broader need for changes to support the new technology.
c. Include a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed references (different than the ones used
for the background section) that relate to the technology or the need for the
technology. For example look for evidence that shows the technology has fixed
the problem in other facilities.Identify the quality impacts of the new technology. This section is the selling point for your
project and should include 1-2 pages on how the technology can improve the quality and
safety of patient care that is specific to your area of practice. Use the following to help guide your writing:
a. What specific process of care or quality patient care outcomes are affected by the proposed technology? For example your technology may be a new type of
compression stocking that uses biofeedback. The quality indicator would be your specific hospitals pressure ulcer or venous thromboembolism rates.
b. How does the technology promote patient safety? Provide a clear and insightful
paragraph regarding patient safety
5. Identify the stakeholders who must be included in any decisions regarding the proposed technology. This section should be 1 page or about 2 paragraphs. Provide a critical analysis of who should be included the role in the organization and a rationale for their inclusion.
When writing this section consider who is affected by your project? Who needs to be
involved in the buy-in use purchase upkeep management training and evaluation of the
technology? This may include technical support nurses from specific areas managers information technology biomed central supply pharmacists physicians nursing assistantsunit secretaries etc. Consider the following questions while writing this section:
a. How does the stakeholders support influence the success of the project? Who
are the primary stakeholders? Why would you include them? How could you
secure their buy-in for the project? How will they be included in implementing the
6. Describe an evaluation plan for the technology. This section should be 1-3 pages. Include a data collection plan that details who will collect data that reflects the success or failure of the
a. Who should be responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of the technology?
How will the data be collected? Will there be a pre- and post-survey or data
collection? Would you include a pilot program or test the change first? What
information would be collected? Where should the evaluation be disseminated?
The plan should be something that is feasible to put into practice.
7. Conclusion that summarizes the main points of the paper
8. Provide at least 5 references no older than 6 years.
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