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Instantiating informatics in nursing practice for integrated patient centred holistic models of care: a discussion paper

Hussey, Pamela orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2840-9361 and Kennedy, M.A. (2016) Instantiating informatics in nursing practice for integrated patient centred holistic models of care: a discussion paper. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 72 (5). pp. 1030-1041. ISSN 1365-2648

Aim. A discussion on how informatics knowledge and competencies can enable nursing to instantiate transition to integrated models of care. Background. Costs of traditional models of care are no longer sustainable consequent to the spiralling incidence and costs of chronic illness. The international community looks towards technology-enabled solutions to support a shift towards integrated patient-centred models of care. Design. Discussion paper. Data sources. A search of the literature was performed dating from 2000–2015 and a purposeful data sample based on relevance to building the discussion was included. Discussion. The holistic perspective of nursing knowledge can support and advance integrated healthcare models. Informatics skills are key for the profession to play a leadership role in design, implementation and operation of next generation health care. However, evidence suggests that nursing engagement with informatics strategic development for healthcare provision is currently variable.Implications for nursing. A statistically significant need exists to progress health care towards integrated models of care. Strategic and tactical plans that are robustly pragmatic with nursing insights and expertise are an essential component to achieve effective healthcare provision. To avoid exclusion in the discourse dominated by management and technology experts, nursing leaders must develop and actively promote the advancement of nursing informatics skills. For knowledge in nursing practice to flourish in contemporary health care, nurse leaders will need to incorporate informatics for optimal translation and interpretation. Conclusion. Defined nursing leadership roles informed by informatics are essential to generate concrete solutions sustaining nursing practice in integrated care models. Keywords: advanced practice , informatics , nursing , nurse leadership
Item Type:Article (Published)
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Nursing
Computer Science > Information technology
Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Publisher:Blackwell Publishing
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.12927
Copyright Information:© 2016 Blackwell
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:21223
Deposited On:22 Jun 2016 10:55 by Pamela Hussey (henry) . Last Modified 25 Oct 2018 15:26

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