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NUT Task 2
Nursing Informatics
Western Governors University

Increase in Quality of Care
Using computerized management systems in this facility would increase quality of care by allowing us to access patient data from any location, view that data in real time, receive auto alerts for new and abnormal results, protect the security of our patients by having user defined access. As far as the patient care part of it, there would be less risk of medication and transcription errors because of the bar code scanning, care plans would be established and on the system so they could be enforced and patient care would be within the patient’s chart. These things would all result in saving time and being more efficient, which would increase quality of care. (Meditech, 2010) Active Nursing Involvement

As a direct operator of the system that is chosen it is important for the nurse’s opinion to be taken into consideration. It would be ideal if there were a demonstration of the system and how it would work so that the nurses can have some input as each user has different needs. It is also a good idea to involve the nurses so that they can feel like they are a part of bringing in the new system and making adjustments; it may make the transition smoother. Handheld Devices

Handheld devices would benefit the quality of care in the facility by preventing medication errors, rapid response would increase in that the results from tests run or changes in status would be sent directly to the doctor rather than waiting for them to get to a computer. Data management and accessibility would also be more streamlined since everything would be at your fingertips at any time. This all helps in quality of care in a facility. (Geogiou, Westbrook & Prgomet, 2009) Security Standards

Each user having personal log in names and passwords that are unique to them will maintain security. There will also be different user privileges...
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