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Staggers and Nelson state in the book “Nursing Informatics” Chapter 7 summary, “In a way, all of us are already informatics nurses.” Consider this summary statement and describe a scenario from your clinical experience as a nurse in which you used data, information, and knowledge to make a sound decision. Concentrate on the key concepts of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in particular.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of having a single shared consensus-driven model of terminology use, in your opinion? How can a single agreed-upon model of terminology use (with connections to a single terminology) aid in the integration of knowledge into routine clinical practice?

Hospital C is considering implementing a HER (Electronic Health Records). A Nurse Informatics Specialist has been suggested as a possible hire. This position does not involve direct patient care, and administration is not involved.


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