Advanced Practice Informatics and Telehealth | Spalding University Catalog

NURS-626: Advanced Practice Informatics and Telehealth

3 credit hours

This course helps the student integrate nursing science, computer science and information sciences to manage and communicate data, information knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice. In this course, information literacy, the use of computers in health care, and the utilization of the electronic health record are explored. Students will learn the process for selection and evaluation of information systems and patient care technology. Use of technology to analyze outcomes and examine patterns is emphasized. Information based systems; decision support systems and web-based learning are discussed as a mechanism to improve patient care.

Telehealth is the use of information and communication technologies to deliver healthcare services, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. This course provides an overview of telehealth and its clinical application in health care. Content focus includes telehealth terminology, technologies, standards and guidelines, practice considerations, and clinical applications. Students will discuss pertinent telehealth outcome research. Hours of telehealth will be completed by students.

Prerequisites: NURS-641, NURS-649, and at the discretion of faculty.