describing the effective use of patient-care technologies, communication systems, and information systems across the care continuum of a health care system of your choice.

Overview

Write 3–4 pages describing the effective use of patient-care technologies, communication systems, and information systems across the care continuum of a health care system of your choice. Add a one-page executive summary your organization could use to disseminate these ideas.

Because a lack of knowledge when using technology can lead to errors in patient care, effective use of technology in health care is paramount to providing a safe health care delivery environment.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

· Competency 3: Explain the use of information management tools and technologies to monitor and improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.

. Describe effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting.

. Describe how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes.

. Support description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.

· Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.

. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Assessment Instructions

In the role of a nurse leader, describe the effective use of patient-care technologies across the care continuum in a chosen health care system.

Preparation

Choose any type of health care system, for example, acute, ambulatory, or home health or telehealth.

Directions

Submit the following for this assessment:

Technology Across the Care Continuum

Include the following in your 3–4-page description:

· A brief overview of the care continuum in your selected health care system.

· Describe the types of patient-care technologies and how they are used across the care continuum in your system. Be sure to include communication and information systems.

· Identify strengths and weaknesses in the systems and describe how to manage change and technology to improve patient outcomes.

· Support your description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.

Executive Summary

Based on the description above, add a 1-page executive summary that captures the following points:

· Current state of technology across the care continuum in your system.

· Proposed improvements.

· Risks of making or not making changes or improvements.

· Recommended next steps.

Additional Requirements

· Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

· APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.

· Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed resources.

· Length: Submit 4–5 typed, double-spaced pages.

· Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.

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