Discussion – Week 3 Interaction Between Nurse Informaticists and Other Specialis


Discussion – Week 3
Interaction Between
Nurse Informaticists and Other Specialists
Nature offers many
examples of specialization and collaboration. Ant colonies and bee hives are
but two examples of nature’s sophisticated organizations. Each thrives because
their members specialize by tasks, divide labor, and collaborate to ensure
food, safety, and general well-being of the colony or hive.
Of course, humans don’t
fare too badly in this regard either. And healthcare is a great example. As
specialists in the collection, access, and application of data, nurse
informaticists collaborate with specialists on a regular basis to ensure that
appropriate data is available to make decisions and take actions to ensure the
general well-being of patients.
In this Discussion, you
will reflect on your own observations of and/or experiences with informaticist
collaboration. You will also propose strategies for how these collaborative
experiences might be improved.
To Prepare:
Review the Resources
and reflect on the evolution of nursing informatics from a science to a
nursing specialty.
Consider your
experiences with nurse Informaticists or technology specialists within
your healthcare organization.
By Day 3 of Week 3
Post a description of experiences or
observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology
specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare
organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be
improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe
the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the
continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional
interactions.


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