communication and informatic in healthcare

communication and informatic in healthcare

2021 Instructions for  Assigned Topic Paper for Nur4226 Summer 2021

This paper must be 5 pages in length.  The APA format and style for citations and recommendations must be followed. There must be 2 peer-reviewed articles for referencing support of current knowledge and nursing practice in addition to the textbook. Spelling, grammar, and sentence structure must contain few errors. The paper should have an introduction or overview of major points and also a conclusion with a summary of the writer’s viewpoint and excellent command of terminology of the related topic.  The course outcomes met in this topic that are found on the course syllabus must be addressed. The role of the nurse in relation to the topic must be defined.  The paper must address nursing leadership issues, and quality and safety provisions related to this topic. In conclusion, the paper must make a recommendation from the writer’s viewpoint on the topic. The end of the paper needs an inspired comment to impress the reader to continue thinking about this paper’s subject matter.


Course Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be afforded the opportunity to:

  1. Analyze the various types of healthcare organizational structures. II
  2. Discuss healthcare economics and financial management of healthcare services. V
  3. Discuss current issues affecting the American healthcare systems. III
  4. Evaluate leadership theories and concepts to improve staff satisfaction and to promote the

delivery of quality and safe patient care. II, III, IX

  1. Analyze ethical decisions faced by nurse leaders and the healthcare team. V, VI, VIII
  2. Critically evaluate policies and issues for maintaining safe nursing practice and operating a

safe healthcare environment. II, V

  1. Examine the impact of healthcare errors from the perspective of nurses, consumers and

legislators. I, II

  1. Describe methods of quality improvement for healthcare systems and outline a quality

improvement plan within a healthcare environment. II

  1. Evaluate a budget proposal in relation to quality improvement initiative. II, V


*The 9 Baccalaureate Essentials are mapped to the learning outcomes in Roman numerals

The Nine Essentials Baccalaureate Essentials are:


  1. Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

A solid base in liberal education provides the cornerstone for the practice and

education of nurses.

  1. Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety

Knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety are

necessary to provide high quality health care.

III.  Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Professional nursing practice is grounded in the translation of current evidence into practice.

  1. Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology

Knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology are critical in the delivery of quality patient care.

  1. Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments

Healthcare policies, including financial and regulatory, directly, and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and thereby are important considerations in professional nursing practice.

  1. Interprofessional Communications and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health


Communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals are critical to delivering high quality and safe patient care.

VII.  Clinical Prevention and Population Health





consideration of bioethical principles such as beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice can therefore help both nurse leaders and healthcare teams effectively navigate the numerous ethical issues they encounter in healthcare settings.

Safe Nursing Practice and Health Environment

From the course, my main takeaway was that the ideal way of maintaining safe nursing practice and a safe healthcare environment is to consistently adopt quality measures in a healthcare facility. With proper tracking, a healthcare facility can gain awareness of the areas that need improvement and specific successes. Having adequate and relevant results-related quality measures in a healthcare facility can therefore help to enhance the safety of a healthy environment and improve the standards of nursing practice (Allen-Duck et al., 2017).

Healthcare Errors

Errors in the healthcare environment affect different stakeholders in different ways. For nurses, errors in healthcare facilities can result in stress and loss of jobs. For healthcare facilities, medical errors can result in financial losses as a result of lawsuits and settlements for damages. On the other hand, consumers pay for healthcare errors with their life or long-term negative effect on the quality of life and therefore are the most affected by such errors. The main role of legislators is to enact policies that reduce the incidence of healthcare errors (Allen-Duck et al., 2017).

Quality Improvement

My main takeaway from the course related to quality improvement was that nurse leaders and nurses should consistently adopt quality improvement measures in healthcare facilities. The use of proven quality improvement models can enhance the implementation of quality improvement plans in healthcare facilities. For instance, the use of the road to evidence-based practice model can help in the effective implementation of quality improvement plans in healthcare systems (Allen-Duck et al., 2017).


In summary, nurse leaders need to streamline organizational structures such as the use of the integrated practice units and then adopt the right leadership styles to effectively deal with the main challenges in the American healthcare system. To address the current issues facing the American healthcare system, such as the skyrocketing costs and nursing shortages, different approaches such as the adoption of a value-based care delivery model can be utilized. The efficient care delivery model consistently promotes quality improvement initiatives, reduces healthcare errors, and enhances nursing practice and healthcare environments. Ethical decision-making in healthcare delivery is also central to the value-based care delivery model.





Alkabba, A., Hussein, G. A., Albar, A., Bahnassy, A., & Qadi, M. (2017). The major medical ethical challenges facing the public and healthcare providers in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Family and Community Medicine, 19(1), 1.

Allen-Duck, A., Robinson, J. C., & Stewart, M. W. (2017). Healthcare Quality: A Concept Analysis. Nursing Forum, 52(4), 377–386.

Arnold, E. & Boggs, K. (2016). Interpersonal relationships: Professional communication skills

for nurses. 7th ed. Washington, DC.

Crowley, R., Daniel, H., Cooney, T. G., & Engel, L. S. (2020). Envisioning a Better US. Health Care System for All: Coverage and Cost of Care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(2_Supplement), S7.

Ferguson, J. R. (2018). Health Economics and Financial Management: What a Medical Manager Needs to Know. Textbook of Medical Administration and Leadership, 233–248.

Sfantou, D., Laliotis, A., Patelarou, A., Sifaki- Pistolla, D., Matalliotakis, M., & Patelarou, E. (2017). Importance of Leadership Style towards Quality of Care Measures in Healthcare Settings: A Systematic Review. Healthcare, 5(4), 73.