Your Discussion postings should be written in standard edited English and follow APA guidelines as closely as possible given the constraints of the online platform. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct. Initial postings must be 250–350 words (not including references). Introduction to Health Information Technology Systems and Nursing Informatics What brought you to the nursing profession and what are your strengths as a nurse? Many times, nurses are called upon to use skills that do not relate to the reasons that made them enter their profession. What is your attitude toward change, especially the increased reliance on technology in health care? Organizations such as TIGER are developing computer competency resources to improve nursing professionals’ understanding of health care informatics. How might nursing informatics and competencies increase quality, patient safety, and job satisfaction? To prepare: • Review this week’s media presentation, focusing on the benefits and challenges of health informatics. • • Reflect on your professional nursing experiences and how informatics has impacted or changed your practice. • • Examine the TIGER and ANA informatics competencies presented in the Learning Resources. What insights do these give you with regard to: o How these competencies influence nursing informatics, improve quality of care and patient safety, and promote excellence in nursing practice o o Ways in which nursing practices have changed and/or will change as a result of informatics o o Your personal skills, strengths, and preferences related to informatics o o Potential challenges or areas in which you need to strengthen your capabilities, and at least one strategy for accomplishing professional growth in this area
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