Discuss the roles of federal, state, and local public health agencies in the development of standards for informatics in healthcare.

Let’s begin a discussion on the various local, state, and federal agencies and their influence in standardizing nursing informatics.

What roles do each of these agencies play and how to they affect the standardization of informatics? What specific ideas or tools have they created and why do these ideas and tools assist in preventing poor patient outcomes? Do you see any potential issues with these where human error can play a factor? If so, please provide examples.

  • Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population.
  • Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.
  • Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers.

Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support nursing practice.

  • Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care.