National University




NSG650 Clin Informatics Foundations

Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary McHugh

Course Description

Applies health information systems and information technology to advanced practice nursing. Issues addressed include scope and standards of informatics nursing practice, electronic health records, data standards, interoperability, systems safety and security.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss current issues in nursing informatics and the informatics nurse's role in supporting the information needs of nurses and other clinicians in healthcare.
  • Analyze the application of health data and enabling information technologies and systems for clinical knowledge acquisition, processing, generation, dissemination and feedback.
  • Describe the informatics support required to implement the philosophy and concepts of the Magnet Hospital certification process.
  • Plan for clinical systems that protect the safety and confidentiality of patient health information.
  • Discuss current issues in nursing informatics and the informatics nurse's role in supporting the information needs of nurses and other clinicians in healthcare.
  • Analyze the impact of clinical information technology on the consumer and the healthcare professional.

Prerequisite

Recommended: Prior completion of