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After you reflect on this week’s readings and videos, let’s discuss what we have learned as a class. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2018) provided guidance on the educational requirements for nurses prepared at the graduate level. The AACN provided foundational informatics competencies in The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, “Essential V: Informatics and Healthcare Technologies” (2011, p. 17). Certification in nursing informatics may be obtained through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Links to an external site.) (ANCC) for those who meet the qualifications.
Interoperability has been discussed for many years, however, there continues to be much work that needs to be done. HIMSS provides assistance for healthcare information technology companies to build interoperable systems and continually advocates for interoperable systems including their sponsorship of an Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS each year. It is the highest-trafficked area on the exhibit floor! (Has anyone ever been able to attend a HIMSS Interoperability Showcase?) Despite the many opportunities to learn to apply best practices and techniques, many challenges remain. Join me on the discussion board to address some of these challenges in your initial post.
A. What has made interoperability so difficult?
B. Are the policies and regulations being enforced around interoperability helping?
C. How will your knowledge of databases contribute to your understanding of the importance of standardized terminologies in the context of interoperability?
D. Next, as we conclude this course, let’s think about your future in nursing informatics. Review the ANCC page (Links to an external site.) containing information on the Informatics Nursing Certification to review the initial certification eligibility. Review the Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice (2nd ed.) and then discuss with your peers your plan to sit for the certification examination and how you will meet the eligibility requirements to do so. How do you believe obtaining the certification will advance your career?
Special Instructions for D. I am not going for a nursing certification due to me going for my MBA so this does not apply but can speak to the fact I took class to meet requirements for my MBA