Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Terminology Self Study: Systems Development Life Cycle, Needs Assessment, Analysis Phase, Gap Analysis, Risk Analysis, Risk Management

A systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a frame work for describing the phases of developing information systems.

  • nursing informatics is the nursing specialty practice that “integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice” (ANA 2008).
  • the standards of nursing informatics practice:
    • assessment
    • problem identification
    • outcomes identification
    • planning
    • implementation (coordination of activities, teaching/ promotion/ education, consultation)
    • evaluation
  • The SDLC contains:
    • initiation, analysis, design, implementation, and continuous improvement of support
    • The nurse informatician working on tasks in the design phase of the Systems Development Life Cycle uses the findings of the –Analysis phase as a blue print– the findings and plans developed in the analysis phase provide the guide for the design phase of the SDLC

The informatics specialist is in a unique position to promote the integration of consumer informatics into the mainstream of health care delivery. true statement about the nurse informatics clinical specialist? –the nurse informatics clinical specialist can be part of the life cycle process. — with the increase in health care technology, the incorporation of a nurse informatics specialist can help to provide patients and nurses the tools to understand the use of technology and promote the widespread adoption of consumer informatics.

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