Module IV: Discussion Forum Important Information
The discussion forum in Module IV requires one to reflect upon technology trends and its impact on healthcare, including nursing practice. Below are the main points required to be addressed in your initial discussion post. You can use the below information to include headings in your post and ensure you have addressed all required elements in your initial response.
· To Prepare:
· Reflect on the Resources (see below) related to digital information tools and technologies.
· Consider your healthcare organization’s use of healthcare technologies to manage and distribute information.
· Reflect on current and potential future trends, such as use of social media and mobile applications/telehealth, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled asset tracking, or expert systems/artificial intelligence, and how they may impact nursing practice and healthcare delivery.
· Resources: (Module IV: Discussion Forum Important Information)
· Suma Rao-Gupta, David Kruger, Lonna D. Leak, Lisa A. Tieman, Renee C.B. Manworren, Leveraging Interactive Patient Care Technology to Improve Pain Management Engagement, Pain Management Nursing, Volume 19, Issue 3,
· 2018, Pages 212-221,ISSN 1524-9042, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2017.11.002.
· Skiba D. Evaluation Tools to Appraise Social Media and Mobile Applications. Informatics. 2017; 4(3):32. https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics4030032
· Post a brief description of general healthcare technology trends, particularly related to data/information you have observed in use in your healthcare organization or nursing practice. This can be an innovative form of technology experienced in your professional or persona life. For example, telehealth, smart watch, fitness tracker, intravenous infusion pumps, electronic beds, clinical decision support system, physiologic monitors (heart rate, blood pressure), sleep monitor, Bluetooth technology, virtual reality, etc).
· Identify the challenge/ risk inherent to the technology trend you have identified (i.e. access to data, alert fatigue, lack of interoperability, security concerns, cost, infrastructure, etc).
· Describe at least one potential benefit and one potential risk associated with data safety, legislation, and patient care for the technologies you described.
· Explain which healthcare technology trends you believe are most promising for impacting healthcare technology in nursing practice and explain why. Describe whether this promise will contribute to improvements in patient care outcomes, efficiencies, or data management. Be specific and provide examples.
** AT LEAST 5 REFERENCES** INCLUDE AT LEAST 1 FROM THE RESOURCES PROVIDED BY SCHOOL**
The discussion forum in Module IV requires one to reflect upon
technology trends and its impact on healthcare, including
Below are the main points required to be addressed in your
initial discussion post.
You can use the below information to include
elements in your initial response.