Protecting Patient Privacy
Purpose of Assignment:
Nurses need to understand their role in ensuring privacy and security in healthcare technology.
Evaluate the use of information technology and patient data analyses in the current healthcare delivery system.
A nursing student is requesting permission to complete an evidence-based practice (EBP) project on the medical/surgical unit you are managing. The project will include the implementation of an EBP aimed at solving an identified problem at the facility and subsequent measurement for correlated results. You are excited to partner with this student, however, there are concerns related to patient privacy and data tracking. Address these concerns with the creation of a student handbook related to EBP projects.
Create a student handbook that:
Explains the impact of information technology and data analysis on improving patient outcomes.
Supports the nurse's role in utilizing information technology and data analysis to improve patient outcomes.
Describes the necessity for protecting patient privacy related to accessing, using, and sharing patient data for purposes of an EBP project through the responsible use of information technology.
Establishes guidelines to avoid misuse of data.