This course focuses on the use of health care informatics and technology in advanced nursing practice. The development of the science of informatics and information systems is reviewed. The use of information systems to communicate, document and bill for patient care is explored. Information systems are used to analyze practice outcomes at the individual and practice group levels compared to national standards and critique the systems. Challenges and opportunities to improve health through the use of information systems and technology are explored. Competence Statement: Knows information systems and technology well enough to be utilized to improve patient care outcomes and health care systems.Prerequisites: Prior to taking this course, you must have successfully admitted to the DNP Program or have instructor permission to enroll.
2 Graduate credits
Effective May 12, 2019 to present
- Apply ethical billing standards and practice for APRN care;
- Evaluate ethical and legal issues within healthcare systems relating to the use of information, information technology, communication networks, and patient care technology.
- Describe the scientific and theoretical foundational concepts of health care informatics;
- Analyze health care information systems from multiple perspectives including structural racism;