NSG655 Nursing Informatics Leadership
Lead Faculty: Dr. Mary McHugh
This course presents strategies for leading nursing staff in the use of Information Technology in nursing practice. Processes for initial and ongoing IT utilization will be examined from needs assessment through continuous quality evaluation.
- Conduct an analysis to justify the cost of new health information technology systems, including a needs assessment, calculation of return on investment and cost-benefit analysis for health information technology projects.
- Create a vision and strategic plan for adoption and deployment of information technologies and systems in nursing practice.
- Analyze clinical workflow and culture to predict and identify barriers to implementation of clinical information system projects.
- Propose techniques for the management of a health information technology implementation change project, including planning, scheduling, auditing and evaluating project activities.
- Evaluate informatics competencies required for specific role functions for the practicing nurse, nurse administrator and others.
- Design an educational program for adopting new information technologies and systems into nursing practice including budgets, resources, schedules, instructional design, simulations, competency development and evaluation.
- Demonstrate effective communication with for presenting optimal use of information technology for nursing practice to key stakeholders regarding policy design and the impact.