Welcome to Nyp Nursing Unit
Thank you for choosing New York-Presbyterian Hospital—a nursing profession leader. As a prospective nurse practitioner, I believe the medical, educational process at NYP will offer you a great chance to develop your knowledge, abilities, perspectives, and ethics fundamental in your healthcare profession. This handbook was created as a guideline by NYP professional nurses and leaders to promote optimum learner experiences at NYP. I am delighted to welcome you to New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
This handbook explains the norms and requirements that have been developed to guarantee world-class, patient-centered care in an atmosphere that will foster prospective nurses’ learning and growth.
NYP aims to create compassionate, holistic care for patients and medical staff while also contributing to nursing care for all community members.
To be a renowned community member recognized for addressing the whole community’s healthcare requirements via unparalleled clinical care and wellness initiatives.
The goal of this handbook’s is to offer a concise overview of current rules and procedures at NYP. This guidebook is intended to serve as an overview or guidance. It cannot address every issue that may occur at work. As a result, detailed inquiries about specific policies or practices should be directed to the Human Resource Manager.
Improving Patient Outcomes Through Information Technology and Data Analysis
Data analysis is the practice of evaluating current and past health care data to forecast trends, enhance outreach, and control the spread of illnesses. Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) encompasses various technologies, from basic charting to sophisticated decision assistance, enhancing patient service delivery. An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a digital copy of a patient’s paper chart. The benefits of EHRs include sharing pictures and patient information, assisting physicians by improving access to the database and practice guidelines for treatment, and contributing to patient safety via tools like medication reconciliation (Bani Issa et al., 2020).
The application of health information technology leads to a rise in patient participation. It enhances patient’s access to clinical information, making them feel better informed about their health and encouraging them to participate in decision-making. A medical practitioner can look for particular patient batches within a clinic to track and increase adherence to recommended health care, like mammograms and Pap screenings.
Implementing pyxis technology in healthcare reduces nursing time by eradicating the need for human end-of-shift drug counts in clinical care units; hence more patients are served while eradicating the erroneous drug prescription. In research done by Bani Issa et al. (2020), EHRs enhance critical patient outcomes of more extended hospitalization and readmissions. The results also revealed that integrating technology into clinical practice makes improved clinical care systems visible via better nurse work conditions, better clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
The Nurse’s Role in Using Information Technology and Data Analysis to Improve Patient Care Outcomes
- Nurses may advance nursing-sensitive metrics by using EHRs and conducting quality improvement initiatives that include top management and frontline nursing personnel.
- Nurses should use health technologies like Computerized Disease Registries, sensors, and wearables to record, analyze, and store patient data (Yaqoob et al., 2021).
- Nurses should have excellent skills in handling the computerized systems to prevent data corruption and loss.
- By offering assistance, nurses may apply Clinical Decision Support technology to help, motivate, and encourage the adoption of creative problem-solving techniques.
The Importance of Protecting Patient Privacy When Accessing, Using, and Sharing Patient Data Using Responsive Information Technology
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ensures that every patient’s healthcare insurance data is secure (Stadler, 2021). HIPAA’s privacy section restricts access to patient’s medical information and provides guidelines on its use. Security is the implementation of robust security systems like encryption on clinical information systems to safeguard the data. Contrarily, privacy involves patient authorization over the personal data that medical institutions can share or use. In contrast, confidentiality involves medical professionals refraining from sharing disclosed personal patient information with third parties.
- Privacy is vital in promoting public confidence and fostering patient cooperation with medical institution professionals.
- Nurses should refrain from taking patient charts with them to their homes as they may expose private or confidential data to unauthorized people
- Invasion of confidentiality and privacy may hurt an individual’s dignity as well as inflict damage. When individually identifiable health information is revealed to a potential employer, insurance, or family member, it may lead to shame, humiliation, and discrimination. An example includes a case in Boston Medical Center in 2018 where patients were video recorded without their consent (HIPAA violation cases, 2021).
- Ensuring privacy may lead to more effective interaction between physicians and patients, which is critical for quality of treatment, increased autonomy, and avoiding economic damage, humiliation, and prejudice.
- Patient confidentiality may help to encourage socially valuable tasks like medical research. People are inclined to participate in and support research if they believe their confidentiality will be protected.
Data Misuse Prevention Guidelines
Data misuse is unauthorized access or sharing of personal health information that threatens its privacy, confidentiality, and security. Data misuse examples include leaking medical records to the press, drug manufacturers, family and friends, police without the patient’s authorization.
- Social networks should NOT be utilized to provide clinical experience data, discuss patient problems or information, or post classroom or exam material (Yaqoob et al., 2021).
- It is forbidden to print or copy electronic health records. When tasks are finished, you may be requested to destroy your papers.
- Confidentiality also applies to NEC simulation sessions whereby students should not disclose or discuss these activities or the scenarios.
- Nursing students should uphold the bioethics concept, which includes; nonmaleficence, enabling nurses to provide standard care free of risks, impartiality and fairness(justice), beneficence-kindness in interacting with patients, and respect for patients’ decisions (autonomy)
- A breach of patient’s privacy and the abuse of clinical data may result in expulsion from the Nursing Course.
- Welcome statement, mission, and vision of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
- Purpose of the handbook
Application of information technology and data analysis in improving patient results.
- Application of Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the nursing field.
- Benefits of applying HIT and HER technologies in nursing.
Role of nurses in applying Information Technologies in patient’s care.
- Application of Information Technology by nurses in recording, accessing, and storing patients’ data to improve patient care.
Need for upholding integrity and confidentiality in working with patient data using modern information technologies.
- Stipulated guidelines by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regarding working with patient’s data.
- Repercussions of improper patient data usage on their dignity.
- Role of patient data integrity on the improvement of healthcare.
- Bioethics concept on respect and control over sharing of personal information.
Guidelines to prevent data misuse:
- Regulate overuse of social media networks in clinical care.
- Disciplinary actions for violation of patient confidentiality.
- Regulate overuse of clinic information systems by nurses.
Bani Issa, W., Al Akour, I., Ibrahim, A., Almarzouqi, A., Abbas, S., Hisham, F., & Griffiths, J. (2020). Privacy, confidentiality, security, and patient safety concerns about electronic health records. International nursing review, 67(2), 218-230. Web.
HIPAA violation cases. (2021). Hipaajournal.Com. Web.
Stadler, A. (2021). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its impact on privacy and confidentiality in healthcare. Senior Honors Theses. 1084. Web.
Yaqoob, I., Salah, K., Jayaraman, R., & Al-Hammadi, Y. (2021). Blockchain for healthcare data management: opportunity challenges, and future recommendations. Neural Computing & Applications. Web.