Information Systems and Quality Improvement
Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Informatics
As outlined in the Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) nurse leaders understand the power of technology in the management of complex healthcare information, and play an integral part in defining and implementing information systems by working across healthcare disciplines to integrate knowledge, improve patient quality of care and safety and look to the future in order to advance information systems that can integrate nursing practice, evidence based practice and research. Healthcare informatics is the intersection of data management and quality (Johnson, 2009). The content in Module C will assist nurses to understand information systems and technologies as the foundation for evidence-based practice, clinical-decision support tools and the electronic health record.
1. Explore the issues of information system technology as it relates to:
a. Patient safety
c. Information security/confidentiality
d. Regulatory requirements
2. Describe current and future information system technology trends related to quality improvement, evidence based practice, genomics, and patient safety.
3. Describe the nursing leadership role in organizational committees, peer review committees, nursing organizations, and community groups to improve the quality of healthcare for patients, families, populations and communities through the use of information system management.
4. Analyze information system technology knowledge gaps and barriers to building safer systems and improving patient care.
5. Describe patient care technologies, information systems, or communication devices that support safe nursing practice
6. Describe the role of information system technology in improving patient care outcomes through care coordination.
• Chadwick, L., Fallon, E. F., Van der Putten, W. J., & Kirrane, F. (2012). Functional safety of health information technology. Health Informatics Journal, 18(36). Doi: 10.1177/1460458211432587. Retrieved from:
• Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit. (2003). Health professions education: A bridge to quality. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10681&page=45
• DuLong, D., (2008 ,March 31,). Informatics: “The tiger project” OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 13( 2). DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol13No02InfoCol01. Retrieved from: http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/vol132008/No2May08/TheTigerProject.html
• Institute of Medicine. (IOM). (2011). Health IT and patient safety: Building safer systems for better care. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. Retrieved from:
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• Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2011). Chapter 11: Caring, communicating, and managing with technology. In Leading and managing in nursing (5th ed). (pp. 197-225). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Choose one topic from a course objective utilizing information system technology. Examples include: clinical decision support systems, electronic confidentiality, genomics, and technology related to quality improvement and safety in patient care. Exclude the following topics: CPOE, and EMR/EHR.
Develop a PowerPoint Presentation on your selected topic that you can present to your peers
and nursing leaders. Please refer to PowerPoint Presentation grading rubric located in this
You may work as an individual or in groups of three or less on the PowerPoint Assignment.
One student is responsible for posting the PowerPoint on the Assignment icon. All group
member names must appear on the title slide. The group members will receive the same
The PowerPoint Presentation should include the following:
A. Title slide and Introduction-10 points
a. Name of the student(s)
b. “Creative” title of the presentation
c. Topic of interest
d. Overview of the topic
e. Why you selected this topic
B. Impact on Healthcare Professionals regarding-20 points
a. Managing Knowledge and Information
b. Improving Patient Outcomes
c. Utilizing Decision Support Systems
d. Improving Interprofessional Team Work
C. Challenges-20 points
a. Discuss one challenge that nursing leaders will face in the future related to each topic discussed in #B
D. Summary-15 points
E. Evidence: Topic is supported by student conducted research. A minimum of two professional and scholarly references required for proficient on the grading criteria and three or more professional and scholarly references required for expert on the grading criteria. -10 points
F. Scholarly Presentation/Formatting-15 points
• Use of bullets
• Creativity, visually appealing
• Minimum number of slides 10 slides.
• Maximum number of slides 20 slides
G. APA Style Citations/References-10 points