Heath Informatics and Technology: Professional Responsibilities

Submitter Information

Author: Annette Peacock-Johnson, RN, MSN
Title: Associate Professor of Nursing
Institution: Saint Mary’s College
Email: ajohnson@saintmarys.edu

Competency Category(s)

Learner Level(s)
Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN

Learner Setting(s)
Skills or Simulation Laboratories

Strategy Type
Online or Web-based Modules

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the role and benefits of health informatics in the delivery of quality patient-centered care.
2. Discuss professional health care provider responsibilities for safeguarding confidential client
information, including HIPAA regulations.
3. Explain possible consequences for breaches in privacy and confidentiality.
4. Discuss professional responsibilities in the use of social health care technology or media as it relates to
relationships with patients, colleagues and employers.

Strategy Overview

This learning program is a an online self-paced module created for pre-licensure ADN/Diploma/BSN nursing students. The program provides a general introduction to health informatics including the benefits of health informatics as well as the professional responsibilities related to privacy and confidentiality. In addition, the program explores the use of social health care technology/media and its potential impact on professional relationships with patients, colleagues, and employers. The program is interactive and includes links to a short video clip and professional resources.

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Evaluation Description

An 11 item objective post-test is included along with answers and rationale.

A modified version of this test was used previously with first year nursing baccalaureate nursing students and found to be valid and reliable.