By providing access to data-driven insights, supporting evidence-based practice, and streamlining healthcare workflows, health informatics plays a critical role in advancing nurse expertise and promoting patient care. It gives nurses the ability to make educated decisions, interact with patients, and contribute to the continual development of healthcare service.
Health informatics systems enable nurses to collect, store, and manage patient data efficiently. Electronic health records (EHRs) provide a centralized repository for patient information, making it easily accessible and reducing the risk of errors associated with paper records. Informatics is used by CDSSs to deliver evidence-based recommendations at the point of care. These technologies enable nurses to make more educated decisions regarding drugs, treatments, and interventions, ultimately increasing patient safety and results. Being honest i can say im good in general informatics, but when applying that knowledge to nursing i think i need to improve my skills. I’m positive i can start improving with the knowledge i will get from this course.
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