NSG650 Foundations of Informatics
Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary McHugh
Course DescriptionThis course applies health information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) to advanced practice nursing, including how IT/IS may be utilized to impact clinical outcomes and the delivery of care through knowledge acquisition, processing, generation, dissemination and feedback.
- Analyze the evolution of informatics science and application in advanced nursing practice.
- Compare and contrast roles, employment opportunities, certifications, and career paths in nursing informatics.
- Analyze the application of health data and enabling information technologies and systems for clinical knowledge acquisition, processing, generation, dissemination and feedback.
- Explain and interpret the roles of health information system applications common in healthcare organizations and integrated delivery systems.
- Diagram and analyze the information systems lifecycle and the process and critical issues related to identifying information and systems requirements and design.
- Describe and apply legal and regulatory requirements to the ethical use of health information and technology in healthcare including clinical practice, disclosure of information, confidentiality and security.