Benefits Of Nursing Informatics

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1. a) Nursing informatics is used to inform about what nurses do and how nurses use information to make decisions for patients. Nurses use EHRs to manage patient information (Pritchard, 2015). Nursing informatics allows nurses to remain interconnected with health care professionals from other disciplines, so that information is seamlessly exchanged between nurses and the rest of the health care team (Pritchard, 2015). Nursing informatics is also used to personalize patient care and to inform patients about their care as consumers and keep them involved in their care. Nursing informatics is also used to improve public health by promoting better data collection and bio-surveillance. Nursing informatics promote quality measurement in research …show more content…
This renders information easily attainable by health care providers. Health care providers may no longer have to waste their time searching paper records for information (Pritchard, 2015). Therefore, information may easily flow between health care professionals. Nursing informatics allows health care professionals to obtain information quickly and easily locate patterns. Another benefit of nursing informatics is easy storage and retrieval of health records (Pritchard, 2015). Therefore, huge amount of data can be saved in databases, which may be retrieved by simply typing a keyword into a computer. This will also lead to time saving time by eliminating the search for information in piles of charts. It may also help healthcare organizations save money and time on paper and ink (Pritchard, …show more content…
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