Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality.

Write 4 pages in which you describe a nursing informatics best practices policy for effective and safe data use in a nursing practice setting or organization.

Today’s health care professionals need to be accountable for the use of information systems that are repositories for copious amounts of protected health information (PHI).

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 2: Identify strategies and best practices for using informatics in nursing and health care.
Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security.
Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality.
Describe regulatory requirements that promote and support positive patient outcomes related to a specific population.
Describe the types of behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of information technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional.
Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

Imagine an organization asks you to contribute to the development of an information system best-practices policy to help maintain patient safety and patient confidentiality in their practice setting. The organization wants you to create a document to help the group better understand why an informatics policy is needed and the practices that should be included in the policy.

A nursing informatics best-practices document can serve multiple purposes, such as a handout for new-hire orientation or as a background report given to a committee tasked with creating or updating a nursing informatics best-practices policy.