Technologies Supporting Applied Practice and Optimal Patient Outcomes


In this Discussion, you will reflect on your healthcare organization’s use of technology and describe a technology trend you observe in your environment. In your initial post, the following topics should be addressed:

  • Description of healthcare technology trends related to data/information in your organization or nursing practice
  • Description of potential challenges or risks associated with the trends you described 
  • Description of at least one potential benefit and one potential risk of the technology you described associated with:
    • Data safety
    • Legislation 
    • Patient care 
  • Description of healthcare technology trends that are most promising for:
    • Impacting nursing practice (explain why)
    • Improving patient outcomes, efficiencies, or data management (be specific and provide examples)

In your responses, offer additional/alternative ideas regarding opportunities and risks related to the observations shared. Support your post by 3 or more current, credible resources and your responses by 2 or more current, credible resources as indicated in the rubric. Paraphrase and integrate information obtained from sources with appropriate citation to demonstrate critical thinking (instead of using direct quotes).