1. Reflect on the concepts of informatics and knowledge work as presented in the Resources.
2.Consider a hypothetical scenario based on your own healthcare practice or organization that would require or benefit from the access/collection and application of data. Your scenario may involve a patient, staff, or management problem or gap.
Post a description of the focus of your scenario. Describe the data that could be used and how the data might be collected and accessed. What knowledge might be derived from that data? How would a nurse leader use clinical reasoning and judgment in the formation of knowledge from this experience?
Over the last few years, my healthcare organization has integrated and implemented several changes in terms of safety measures to help ensure the overall well-being of every patient. The organization has also shifted from the conventional pen and paper documentation to the modern-age electronic medical records. In the inpatient unit, each patient is provided with a code that helps us monitor and safeguard their rights to medication and all. The code also provides the organization with the opportunity to decrease any possibilities of medication error. While the organization has made huge strides, there are other sections and areas within the hospital that need to be revised, especially for nurses. One day, while using the MUMMS software to collect data a patient diagnosed with diphtheria was discharged with the wrong medications and treatment. This was mainly due to medication reconciliation errors. The organization was notified of the same that’s when they discovered that the MUMMS software had some hitches in terms of the orders that had been earlier made. The organization eventually shifted to an EMR system to help collect data on patients and provide medication profiles. Moreover, I believe that the EPIC system could have been used instead to collect, organize and store patient’s data more safely. The continued evolution of nursing informatics around the globe has played a significant role in enhancing patient healthcare and safety…