Informatics And Evidence Based Practice

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Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice
The improvements in technology and informatics have the potential to improve evidence-based practice to the clients served using safe, timely, and efficient patient-centered care (Stevens & Mitchell, 2014). “Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the conscientious and judicious use of current best evidence in conjunction with clinical expertise and patient values to guide health care decisions” (Titler, 2008, para. 3). Health informatics incorporates theories, sciences, concepts and processes from the computer as tools to collect, store and analysis information to improve patients care (Nelson, 2014).
1. Using clinical guidelines and standards of care, identify what data element should be included in the EHR assessment and evaluation screens if these goals are to be achieved.
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvements has an algorithm for health care guidelines on the evaluation and management of chronic pain that could be included in an EHR system. The questioners used can guide in the clinical management of pain. Additionally, the tools such as the Brief Pain Inventory, Oswestry Low Back Disability Index and Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients in Pain can be placed in the EMR with the ability to generate reports (Hooten et al., 2013).
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website has guidelines for treating tobacco use and dependence. These guidelines were developed using input from eight federal…
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