NSG652 Informatics/EHR Meaningful Use
Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary McHugh
This course introduces electronic health record (EHR) and communication systems and the application of Meaningful Use criteria to optimize care coordination and nursing processes. Students explore care delivery innovations through nursing practice across multiple care settings and specialties using a patient-centric model.
- Analyze the costs and benefits of implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems in healthcare organizations.
- Describe the historical significance of EHR meaningful use criteria in clinical practice as defined by United States Department of Health and Human Services and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
- Compare and contrast evidenced-based research on meaningful use of EHR and communications technologies.
- Compare and contrast EHR applications to support patient care and nursing processes, such as assessment, planning, interventions, medication administration, patient education, and outcome evaluation.
- Describe and apply select components of an EHR system to meet the specialized needs of clinical nursing practice; including care coordination across inpatient, ambulatory and home care settings.
- Describe and apply standards and nomenclature to facilitate care coordination such as SNOMED-CT, LOINC, ICD, CPT, and HL7 CCD and to meet the requirements of Meaningful Use.
- Utilize effective communication strategies to demonstrate the value of electronic patient care systems to support Meaningful Use objectives.
- Create policies and procedures for the implementation of health information technology in nursing practice to comply with legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.