NSG 325 Informatics for Healthcare Professionals, 3 credits

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of healthcare informatics. This course will examine computer technology and selected computer applications, including emerging technology for safe and effective patient care. Information systems that provide data about quality improvement and required regulatory reporting through information systems are discussed. An overview of the variety of technologies that facilitate clinical care, including patient monitoring systems, medication administration systems, and other technologies to support patient care is provided. Emphasis is placed on maintaining an attitude of openness to innovation and continual learning, as information systems and patient care technologies are constantly changing. The use of informatics in professional practice, education, research, and administration will be explored, along with the impact of informatics on healthcare delivery systems.