NURS 6051 Walden University Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Essay

Hi, so this assignment has to be based off of the discussion post secenario below:

The scenario of applying informatics within nursing relates to patient care management. The details of the scenario entail a visit to a healthcare facility by a patient seeking the services of cervical cancer screening. In the interaction between the patient and doctor, the latter conducting the cervical cancer diagnosis notices that the patient had previously undergone similar screening processes in a different facility. Considering the situation, the doctor must seek the patient’s records from the hospital where the diagnosis process was taken and thus guide the current process that the patient will undergo. The previously tested conditions of the patients could complicate the ongoing screening process if they do not take into account. Undertaking a cervical screening could lead to adverse effects if the history of the patient is not assessed clearly.  Consequently, the doctor is bound to analyze the patient’s data retrieved from Electronic Health Records (EHR). The data comes along with screens results, clinical notes, and other relevant data associated with the patient.

From the transfer of the data, knowledge of somewhat can be retrieved from the process. Alternatively, the doctor could have opted to use other approaches, such as text messaging. Additionally, the application of fax could be useful in showing the history of the patient regarding the patient’s health condition. The statement revealed by the fax could be critical in guiding the screening and formulation of the treatment schedule (Murphy et al., 2017). Through the engagement facilitated by data exchange between the health facilities. The doctor could gain some insights into the procedures applied by the other hospital concerning processes involved in cancer screening and treatment plans. The system also plays a significant role in demonstrating the reasons why the doctor intends to access the data.

From the data exchange encounter experience, a nursing leader can apply the concept of forming knowledge, reasoning, and judgment. At the management level, the leaders can undertake various reforms of modifying processes capturing and interpretation of data. The same aspect can be applied in streamlining decisions made within the information system (Knight & Kimberly, 2014). Monitored data sharing among health care centers have become a trend in the modern world. Drawing from the case scenario, treatment generated from effective diagnosing is vital in upholding the delivery of quality healthcare services (Safdari & Azadmanjir, 2014).


Knight, E., & Kimberly, S. (2014). A Patient?Focused Framework Integrating Self?Management and Informatics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Retrieved from 10.1111/jnu.12059

Murphy, J., Goossen, W., & Weber, P. (2017). Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health. 210-224.

Safdari, R., & Azadmanjir, Z. (2014). Solutions and strategies for nursing informatics development. International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 1(1), 4-12.

Assignment: The Nurse Leader as Knowledge Worker

The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?

Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.

In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.

To Prepare:

Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.

Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.

Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.

The Assignment:

Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.

Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.

  • Develop a simple infographic to help explain these concepts.
  • NOTE: For guidance on infographics, including how to create one in PowerPoint, see “How to Make an Infographic in PowerPoint” presented in the Resources.
  • Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected, and what knowledge might be derived from that data. Be sure to incorporate feedback received from your colleagues’ response

This is the feedback I received below:

Thank you, for your post. The sharing of the electronic health record is a vital contribution to the continuity of care, especially when patients see multiple physicians. This is why while texting is an excellent mode of communication from physician to physician, the ability to share the entire electronic health record is more important, making fax a preferred choice. The health records help to create more fluid care because it provides a timeline for the associated patient history. Preserving any aspects of continuity of care for our patients assists in patient safety by supplying relevant information such as advanced directives, allergies, and observational results over a time frame (Nagle, Sermeus, & Junger, 2017).

           Furthermore, the sharing of electronic health records saves time by preventing redundant care and presenting an opportunity for enhancement of care (Sweeney, 2017). When a patient is ill, they are exhausted and want answers more than anything. We share the data accumulated so that the new health professionals do not need to start over, they can formulate and ask new questions, and so that other strategies can be explored. Saving time can also save patients.

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