Informatics is of primary importance in administrative systems. Nurses need to understand how it fits into organizational decision making, information systems, improving information systems and information copyright, fair use, and network security.
You are a community health nurse with extensive experience. You were just appointed as the Wellness Program Coordinator and your directive is to establish clinical sites within three months. You have been assigned an information technology (IT) analyst to work with you and your team in the development of a system that will meet your current needs. Where do you begin working with the IT person and what problems may be encountered?
Describe the needs in terms of function for the IT person.
Explain potential models and feasibility for the project.
Discuss what type of clinical/laboratory/pharmacy systems for the clinic may be needed.
Describe the database you may need.
Discuss the design process which would allow for evaluation & correction of problems.