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.
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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.

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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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NON-PERFORMANCE
BASIC
PROFICIENT
DISTINGUISHED

Describe effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting.
Does not describe effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting.
Describes effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting, but the description is unclear or incomplete.
Describes effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting.
Describes effective use of technology across the care continuum in a health care setting, and identifies areas of uncertainty or knowledge gaps (or both).

Describe how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes.
Does not describe how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes.
Describes how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes, but the description is unclear or incomplete.
Describes how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes.
Describes how to manage change and technology to improve positive outcomes and describes consequences of failure to manage changes effectively.

Support description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
Does not support description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
Supports description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas, but support is weak or inappropriate.
Supports description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas.
Supports description of effective patient care with current nursing and informatics theoretical ideas, and provides real-world examples of appropriate application of the theories.

Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Does not write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Writes to support a central idea in appropriate format but with errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics.
Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Citations are free from all errors.

 

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