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Case Assignment
Prepare and submit a paper responding to the following items:
The study performed by McKnight, Stetson, Bakken, Curran, & Cimino (2002) examined the perceived information needs and communication difficulties among inpatient physicians and nurses at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Read through this study carefully then write a scholarly essay that answers and addresses the following:
In what ways are the information needs of physicians and nurses at Presbyterian Hospital similar? In what ways are they different?
From the study, select three to four specific information needs and identify key data inputs, processes and outputs necessary for the information to be accurate and useful.
For each of the information needs selected above, describe what systems and methods of communication you believe would be best for sharing and communicating the information and knowledge. Explain why.
3-4 pages

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Prepare and submit a paper responding to the following items:
The study performed by McKnight, Stetson, Bakken, Curran, & Cimino (2002) examined the perceived information needs and communication difficulties among inpatient physicians and nurses at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Read through this study carefully then write a scholarly essay that answers and addresses the following:

In what ways are the information needs of physicians and nurses at Presbyterian Hospital similar? In what ways are they different?

In reference to the similar information needs that existed between physicians and nurses, the information needs that were outlined by both groups hinged upon the inability to obtain the correct information, which was predicated upon how difficult it was for both groups to find the information that they needed, the heightened propensity to receive inaccurate and/or information that was outdated and non-usable, and limitations on the time given to obtain the correct information to accurately assist the patient. This was compounded with ineffective instructions and training on how to properly enter the system to obtain the necessary information.

Therefore, nurses and physicians were both flummoxed in regard to ...

Solution Summary

Healthcare Informatics of specific information to identify key data inputs.

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