Essay on Healthcare Information System

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Chapter One - Exam
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1)
The nurse understands that nursing informatics is recognized as a specialty area of practice by which statement?
There is a need for nursing informatics interests to gain representation by work groups and organizations within the United States. B)
As a differentiated practice, nursing informatics is focused upon the client, the environment, health, and the nurse. C)
Research priorities for nursing informatics include the development of a standard nursing language and the development of databases for clinical information. D)
A formal educational program
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An experienced staff nurse who has been employed at the institution for three years.

In which instance is using a wireless device an advantage for healthcare provider staff?
An increase in security is needed to prevent physician orders from being intercepted on the Intranet. B)
Error reduction is needed to input data, such as vital signs from a client's isolation room. C)
A larger screen is needed to track data, such as medication administration times with vital signs. D)
More memory is needed to input data for glucose monitoring and insulin coverage.

Which of these is an advantage in the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) in the healthcare setting?
PDAs minimize the chance of interception of data transmission. B)
Current medication information may be easily stored and compared to actual client data. C)
PDAs may be synchronized with any network without the use of special equipment or software. D)
Data loss is minimized due to long battery life and ease of backups.

Many workstations house clinical information systems and provide Internet access in the acute care setting. Which type of software program is most likely to be used by the healthcare staff providing direct patient care?
A programming language such as Visual Basic to enter