NURS 6051 Week 3 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology
This project proposes the implementation of the Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) in my organization. C-CDA is a tool used in Health Information Management to represent clinical data in a standardized format accessible to the healthcare team (Matney et al., 2016). It aims to make subjective patient information, such as medical history, and objective data from investigations, human-readable and computable through the use of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) (Matney et al., 2016).
There is a critical need for a standardized documentation system that can be accessed by the patient care team regardless of the patient’s location. Many patients in my healthcare organization are displaced individuals due to regional conflicts. Having a tool that ensures the documentation and accessibility of patient medical and treatment history in emergencies or other care-seeking opportunities is crucial. Implementing the Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) would promote consistency in patient data, facilitate the detection of abnormalities in a patient’s health history, and enhance coordination of patient care (Kharkar et al., 2018). NURS 6051 Week 3 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology
Stakeholders Impacted in this Project
The stakeholders impacted by this project include the Senate Committee on Health, which will investigate the health laws favoring the implementation of this proposal and anticipate potential challenges. Additionally, health authorities and the World Health Organization will play a critical role in ensuring the successful implementation of this proposal.
Patient Outcome and Efficiency
Ensuring continuity of care is essential for effective patient care (Campbell, 2014). C-CDA can contribute to maintaining this continuity by collecting patient health information and generating discharge summaries in a standardized format. These summaries can be securely transmitted to the patient’s primary care provider, who can integrate the essential data into the patient’s electronic health record using native implementation (Campbell, 2014). By transferring details such as allergies, medications, and problem lists, C-CDA facilitates efficient exploration of the patient’s care needs and enables timely and cost-effective care delivery (Arndt, 2017).
Technology Needed for Implementation
The implementation of C-CDA requires specific technologies. A reliable computer system equipped with the necessary tools for data collection and entry is essential, as managing extensive patient data is a primary requirement. Additionally, internet services are crucial for storing patient information securely and facilitating access by healthcare professionals. The internet is also necessary for exchanging information through tools like DIRECT or Healthcare Enterprise profiles, especially when patients seek care in different locations (Meyer et al., 2018). NURS 6051 Week 3 Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology
Project Team by Roles
The project team consists of key roles responsible for different aspects of the implementation:
Health Delegate: Serves as the focal point for all internal and external interactions, sharing and discussing the proposal.
Health Field Officer: Oversees the progress of the project and liaises with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
Health Coordinator: Ensures effective communication and collaboration between the organization’s health informatics department, health authorities, and other stakeholders.
Health Informatics Team: Provides expertise in technology and interprets health information obtained from patients to ensure compatibility with other professionals (Rutherford, 2008).
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