1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will not pay any
costs a healthcare facility incurs for certain hospital-acquired patient
conditions or events. These patient outcomes are very sensitive to nursing care
(a.k.a., nurse-sensitive outcomes). As a result, nursing has gained a lot of
visibility. Locate an article or website that refers to these nurse-sensitive
outcomes. Discuss one way that information technology and standardized
nursing languages might assist nurses in reducing or eliminating these poor
outcomes.
2…..Discuss the roles of federal, state, and local public health agencies in the
development of standards for informatics in healthcare. For this discussion, I
would like for you to research and then discuss how the standards for
informatics in healthcare have evolved, and been developed, particularly
the roles of public health agencies, at the local, federal and state levels.
Why is this necessary? What might some of these standards be? Do you
feel that these standards are carried out in your local healthcare facility?
Why or why not?