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A major application of big data is in the medical field. It has been useful in this area for enhancing services, making medical predictions, decreasing the likelihood of medical errors, boosting medical surveillance, bolstering public health education and making better policy decisions. It’s what made this industry what it is today: stable and reliable (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022). Consistent quality care at reasonable prices is provided to all patients. There is now a system in place that uses big data as an integral part of clinical operations to make healthcare more like a value-based service.

In the medical field, “big data” refers to the massive amounts of data generated by the widespread adoption of digital methods across the board. Because of technological advancements, more and more big data can be easily generated (Wang et al., 2018). The resulting “big data” is used to enhance the patient experience and includes data from electronic health records, research records, and medical device information.

Healthy patients are the result of big data. It improves monitoring of those with high-risk issues, guaranteeing efficient and individualized treatment plans. Programs centered on the individual patient are made possible by the availability of sufficient data (Dash et al., 2019). It helps medical professionals foresee potential threats to patients’ health and prepare contingency plans to mitigate or eliminate those risks. Through more efficient financial management, big data also helps lower healthcare costs. As a result, hospitals can increase their service capacity while reducing costs (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022). When it comes to reducing the likelihood of mistakes, big data is useful as well. It allows for the development of informational systems that aid medical professionals in avoiding the kind of errors that result in the administration of the incorrect medication. Automatic patient data transfers and transparent individual records aid in the prevention of mistakes.

Strategic planning is aided by big data, which allows for the analysis of records and checkup results to better understand major diseases and the reasons why people would or would not take treatments. Big data can also help institutions strengthen security and reduce fraud. Big data’s data analytics are useful for lowering this evil because they make it possible to foresee potential cyber-attacks (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022).

The healthcare industry is also vulnerable due to the risks presented by big data. Issues with data governance are a potential stumbling block, as this could lead to sensitive data falling into the wrong hands. If information is sent to the wrong place, it could be used against patients and the institution. Information about an organization’s finances, for instance, could be used against it if it fell into the wrong hands (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2022). However, by using data science experts to guarantee expert data transfer and handling, this problem can be fixed or avoided altogether.

 

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Respond to at least two of your colleagues* on two different days, asking questions to help clarify the scenario and application of data, or offering additional/alternative ideas for the application of nursing informatics principles.

 

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The study and use of techniques to improve clinical knowledge, patient data management, demographic data, and other information vital to patient care and public health is known as informatics. Nursing informatics combines nursing science with other information and analytical sciences to discover, define, manage, and share data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice (Kleib & Nagle, 2018). When providing patient care or developing nursing practice, a nurse creates organizational frameworks, programs, tools, and policies that help manage data.

            In addition to facilitating the advancement of new nursing knowledge, the field of nursing informatics enables nurses to analyze information and information system requirements, design, choose, implement, and evaluate information systems, data structures, and decision support mechanisms used by patients, nurses, and their human-computer interactions in healthcare settings. In acute care settings like where I work, nurse practitioners use informatics to broaden their knowledge and proficiency when treating patients with complex medical issues. Diagnoses and treatment plans from electronic health records are available to nurse practitioners.

            They mix numerous disciplines with nursing science to identify, define, manage, and convey data, information, knowledge, and wisdom to give better care. Informatics enhances the standard of care and patient safety by supporting acute care nurse practitioners in managing complex acute, critical, and unstable chronically ill patients who are susceptible to urgent and emergent circumstances. The most effective therapeutic and diagnostic methods are evaluated using informatics, and their effectiveness in specific patients can be monitored (Shin et al., 2018). Acute care nurse practitioners consequently acquire the skills necessary to prioritize diagnostic and treatment delivery in the face of unexpected physiologic deterioration or life-threatening instability.

            Informatics plays a significant role in managing various patient cases and decision-making in the healthcare setting. For instance, chronic bouts of diabetic ketoacidosis were observed in the acute care environment (DKA). Information technology was essential in accumulating key data regarding diabetes types one and two in addition to DKA. With informatics, the prevalence of DKA among diabetic patients was described globally and locally (Shin et al., 2018). The nurse practitioners promoted wellness self-management techniques for DKA patients at the facility and in the neighborhood by offering education on wellness to acute, critical, and complex chronically ill patients, such as those with diabetes.

            Additionally, informatics provided a platform for nurses to learn various care strategies and acquire up-to-date knowledge on DKA management. Along with other acute care facilities and collaborating partners, the nurses also compared data from several research and works of literature (Shin et al., 2018). The goal of the detailed information was to help DKA patients receive the best care possible while also improving their health outcomes.

            A nurse leader can benefit from the experience and gain an understanding of this situation. Due to the occasion, the nurse leader will acquire the knowledge and skills to manage delivery teams in like or related future scenarios. The nurse leader will also develop and practice critical management and leadership skills to guide decision-making in critical care and deal with difficult situations. The coordinator will also be aware of the critical role that electronic health records play in nurse informatics (Backonja et al., 2022). Nurse informatics significantly relies on data and statistical analysis to deliver high-quality patient care and enhance health outcomes.

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PLEASE REPLY TO FOLLOWING CLASSMATE POST I ATTACHED A COPY OF MY DISCUSSION POST FOR REFERENCE 

 

As an advanced practice registered nurse, I was inspired to focus on psychiatric mental health for various reasons. First, I had realized that mental health awareness has continued to rise and there are a lot of individuals, families as well as communities who have mental illnesses and are seeking professional help (Delaney et al., 2019). Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I realized that there are various settings in which I can practice in, including psychiatric hospitals, assisted-living facilities, mental health centers and other healthcare provision settings that are focused mainly on psychiatric care. Therefore, I realized that this field will provide me with an opportunity to provide specialized care to a group of patients who have complex health needs. Indeed, providing psychiatric care to some of the most vulnerable individuals provides significant levels of job satisfaction. Further, it also provides an opportunity to make a difference in society because of the motivating when one provides an individual with a chance to change their lives in a positive way through access to personalized care services to meet the patient’s needs. I have realized that the tasks of being a healthcare practitioner in this field requires building positive relationships with the patients hence the healthcare practitioner has to develop a wide range of skills to leverage on for the provision of high-quality care that is also patient-centered.

One of the professional organizations that I have joined which is related to my selected specialization as a Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner is the American Psychiatric Nurses Association which is an important resource for psychiatric-mental health nursing which connects psychiatric nursing practitioners with the tools that they require to keep their practice current and provides them with access to evidence-based resources and dynamic collaboration in care provision (Phoenix, 2019) . I also expect to connect with my fellow practitioners in this career through this organization so that we can share insights about effective healthcare delivery in psychiatric nursing practice.

References

Phoenix, B. J. (2019). The current psychiatric mental health registered nurse workforce. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association25(1), 38-48.

Delaney, K. R., Drew, B. L., & Rushton, A. (2019). Report on the APNA national psychiatric mental health advanced practice registered nurse survey. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association25(2), 146-155.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association. (2022). “APNA”. Retrieved from https://www.apna.org/

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The versatility of nursing is astounding. There are countless opportunities for professional development and continued education. One strategy to highlightacademic accomplishments and professional development goals is to simply strive for continued greatness. I have a goal to never stop learning. I can do this by joining professional organizations or hospital-based committees. By staying informed on evidence practice and applying it to my daily practice,I will have the tools necessary to pursue and achieve academic and professional accomplishments. 

 

The second strategy to highlight my academic accomplishments and professional goals is to develop a professional portfolio.A professional portfolio should be maintained to display the noteworthy achievements, skills, and experience one has attained throughout one’s career span (Burns, 2010). Specifically, e-portfolios can be accessed as an efficient, effective tool used by employers to prescreen candidates for employment (McMillan, Parker, & Sport, 2014). These employersassess the candidates’ professional experience as it relates to the presenting occupational role. A concise and cohesive professional e-portfolio could potentially be the necessary tool to secure the ideal post graduate position. 

 

According to the university handbook, Walden University emphasizes the importance of social change as they encourage students and alumni to improve the human and social conditions of their communities (Walden University, n.d.). This concept aligns with my academic and professional development goals as I strive to be a change agent in my community by promoting the benefits of mental health resources. I can first achieve this goal by developing a strong academic foundation during my studies in the PMHNP program. I will then take the knowledge that I have learned and apply it to my practice, ensuring that I am considering the “greater good” of the community into my practice, as stated in Walden University’s handbook.

References

Burns, M. K. (2018). Creating a nursing portfolio. Ohio Nurses Review, 93(3), 16-17.

McMillan, L. R. , Parker, F. & Sport, A. (2014). Decisions, decisions! E-portfolio as an effective hiring assessment tool. Nursing Management (Springhouse), 45 (4), 52-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000444882.93063.a7.

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalog. Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://catalog.waldenu.edu

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The versatility of nursing is astounding. There are countless opportunities for professional development and continued education. One strategy to highlightacademic accomplishments and professional development goals is to simply strive for continued greatness. I have a goal to never stop learning. I can do this by joining professional organizations or hospital-based committees. By staying informed on evidence practice and applying it to my daily practice,I will have the tools necessary to pursue and achieve academic and professional accomplishments. 

 

The second strategy to highlight my academic accomplishments and professional goals is to develop a professional portfolio.A professional portfolio should be maintained to display the noteworthy achievements, skills, and experience one has attained throughout one’s career span (Burns, 2010). Specifically, e-portfolios can be accessed as an efficient, effective tool used by employers to prescreen candidates for employment (McMillan, Parker, & Sport, 2014). These employersassess the candidates’ professional experience as it relates to the presenting occupational role. A concise and cohesive professional e-portfolio could potentially be the necessary tool to secure the ideal post graduate position. 

 

According to the university handbook, Walden University emphasizes the importance of social change as they encourage students and alumni to improve the human and social conditions of their communities (Walden University, n.d.). This concept aligns with my academic and professional development goals as I strive to be a change agent in my community by promoting the benefits of mental health resources. I can first achieve this goal by developing a strong academic foundation during my studies in the PMHNP program. I will then take the knowledge that I have learned and apply it to my practice, ensuring that I am considering the “greater good” of the community into my practice, as stated in Walden University’s handbook.

References

Burns, M. K. (2018). Creating a nursing portfolio. Ohio Nurses Review, 93(3), 16-17.

McMillan, L. R. , Parker, F. & Sport, A. (2014). Decisions, decisions! E-portfolio as an effective hiring assessment tool. Nursing Management (Springhouse), 45 (4), 52-54. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000444882.93063.a7.

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalog. Retrieved October 19, 2022, from https://catalog.waldenu.edu

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