NUR 514 Emerging Technology Brief Sample Discussion

Emerging Technologies for Quality Patient Care Outcomes

The use of telehealth has brought various potentials for the expansion and inclusion of patients in their care. Remote monitoring of patients has become easier with the use of technology. However, the associated costs of installation and risks of ethical violations have resulted in significant reluctance in the use of these technologies within healthcare organizations. For instance, the application of patient portals continues to face pertinent challenges relating to usability and accessibility, yet its importance in patient data management and care delivery remain paramount. Therefore, the use of smartphone- and tablet-installed applications to overcome these barriers promises to revolutionize healthcare access and delivery.

Overview of the Technology

Mobile health, also known as mHealth, is a new technology in health care where patient-initiated care promotes patient-centered services through the use of mobile phone applications. Regarding mobile phone use, ownership of smartphones in the US is more than ninety-five percent (Catalyst, 2018). Consequently, the application of mobile health is feasible in promoting remote care such as remote health monitoring, follow-up, medical consultation, and research (Rowland et al., 2020). Mobile software applications for android, iOS, and Microsoft Windows can be generated, downloaded, and used by patients seeking care in different healthcare organizations.

The Purpose and How it Would Function in a Healthcare Setting

Mobile technologies have been introduced in various healthcare facilities in different forms with specific objectives. The purpose mHealth technology is simply to reduce the cost of access to healthcare services y encouraging remote access. The technology reduces the costs associated with traveling to the health facility and the time required to access health services, among other expenses. The technology would promote patient satisfaction primarily by minimizing access time and cost of healthcare (Dugas et al., 2020).

Further, the technology is particularly useful for patients with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women. Monitoring and charting of pregnancies from conception to delivery would best be done over electronic means, thereby enabling easy tracking for anthropometric measures of pregnancy progress. Chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma, and epilepsy can be monitored remotely via mobile applications (Marcolino et al., 2018), thereby ensuring better patient outcomes. Such easy, remote patient monitoring and relay of reminders, as well as the tracking of health improvements can significantly improve medication adherence and reduce readmission rates.

Ethical or Legal Issues that Would Accompany the Incorporation of the Technology

Mobile phones are susceptible to theft and access by a third party. The association of mobile phones with breach of privacy and confidentiality makes this new technology susceptible to the ethical and legal breach of privacy and patient confidentiality (Marcolino et al., 2018). Further, verifying the patient identity during follow-up would be a challenge with this new technology. Even though this could be minimized by biometric identification, technical failure may occur (Marcolino et al., 2018). In other situations, the patient may share their private information with others with good intentions, yet such a third party may use this information for malicious purposes.

Conclusion

The use of mHealth in caring for patients with chronic medical conditions and monitoring pregnancy has more benefits in reducing cost and access to healthcare. This technology has a huge potential in overcoming barriers to healthcare access. However, there are pertinent challenges associated with breach of patient privacy and confidentiality, aspects that warrant further caution in its adoption and extensive use.

References

  • Catalyst, N. (2018). What Is Telehealth? Innovations in Care Delivery, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.18.0268
  • Dugas, M., Gao, G. G., & Agarwal, R. (2020). Unpacking mHealth interventions: A systematic review of behavior change techniques used in randomized controlled trials assessing mHealth effectiveness. Digital Health, 6, 2055207620905411. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207620905411
  • Marcolino, M. S., Oliveira, J. A. Q., D’Agostino, M., Ribeiro, A. L., Alkmim, M. B. M., & Novillo-Ortiz, D. (2018). The impact of mHealth interventions: Systematic review of systematic reviews. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 6(1), e23. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.8873
  • Rowland, S. P., Fitzgerald, J. E., Holme, T., Powell, J., & McGregor, A. (2020). What is the clinical value of mHealth for patients? npj Digital Medicine, 3(4). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-019-0206-x

NUR 514 Topic 6 Assignment – Emerging Technology Brief Instructions

Assessment Description

New health care innovations offer the advanced registered nurse an opportunity to apply emerging technologies in practice to improve quality and patient outcomes. For this assignment, research an emerging health care technology that you think has the potential to overcome current or emerging barriers to care.

Write a 500-750 word brief. Include the following:

  1. Provide an overview of the emerging technology and its role/function in health care. Consider its potential for improving access to care and promoting patient safety and quality.
  2. Describe ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology.
  3. Explain the nurse’s informatics role in regard to the technology. Provide examples of the roles and job functions.
  4. Outline the role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for your chosen technology example.

Refer to the topic Resources for samples and resources to help you construct your brief.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Attachments

Rubric Criteria

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Overview of Emerging Technology

18.75 points

Criteria Description

Overview of Emerging Technology

5. 5: Excellent

18.75 points

The emerging technology and its role and function in health care are clearly discussed. Potential for improving access to care and promoting safety and quality is detailed. The narrative is well supported.

4. 4: Good

17.25 points

The emerging technology and its role and function in health care are discussed. Potential for improving access to care and promoting safety and quality is included in the narrative.

3. 3: Satisfactory

16.5 points

An overview of the emerging technology is presented. Its role and function in health care are summarized. Potential for improving access to care and promoting safety and quality is outlined.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

15 points

An overview of the emerging technology is only partially discussed.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

An overview of the emerging technology is omitted.

Ethical or Legal Issues

18.75 points

Criteria Description

Ethical or Legal Issues

5. 5: Excellent

18.75 points

Ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology are accurate and thoroughly described.

4. 4: Good

17.25 points

Ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology are described.

3. 3: Satisfactory

16.5 points

Ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology are summarized.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

15 points

Ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology are only partially discussed.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology are omitted.

Role of Nurse Informatics Technology

18.75 points

Criteria Description

Role of Nurse Informatics Technology

5. 5: Excellent

18.75 points

The informatics role of the nurse regarding the technology is clearly explained. Well supported examples of roles and job functions are presented.

4. 4: Good

17.25 points

The informatics role of the nurse regarding the technology is explained. Examples of roles and job functions are presented.

3. 3: Satisfactory

16.5 points

The informatics role of the nurse regarding the technology is outlined. Some general examples of the roles and job functions are presented.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

15 points

The informatics role of the nurse regarding the technology is only partially discussed.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

The informatics role of the nurse regarding the technology is not discussed.

Outline Role of Workflow Analysis, Human Factors and User Centered Design Concepts

25 points

Criteria Description

Outline Role of Workflow Analysis, Human Factors and User Centered Design Concepts

5. 5: Excellent

25 points

The role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for the chosen technology is clearly outlined. The narrative is well supported.

4. 4: Good

23 points

The role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for the chosen technology is outlined. Some detail or information is needed for clarity or accuracy.

3. 3: Satisfactory

22 points

The role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for the chosen technology is outlined. There are some omissions or inaccuracies.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

20 points

The role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for the chosen technology is only partially discussed.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

The role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for the chosen technology is omitted.

Required Sources

3.75 points

Criteria Description

Required Sources

5. 5: Excellent

3.75 points

Number of required resources is met. Sources are current, and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

4. 4: Good

3.45 points

Number of required sources is met. Sources are current, but not all sources are appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

3. 3: Satisfactory

3.3 points

Number of required sources is met, but sources are outdated or inappropriate.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

3 points

Number of required sources is only partially met.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not included.

Appendix

2.5 points

Criteria Description

Appendix

5. 5: Excellent

2.5 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the appendix. It is clearly evident by the quality of the paper that the APA Writing Checklist was used in development.

4. 4: Good

2.3 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the appendix. It is apparent that the APA Writing Checklist was used in development of the paper.

3. 3: Satisfactory

2.2 points

The APA Writing Checklist is complete and attached in the appendix. The APA Writing Checklist was generally used in development of the paper, but some aspects are inconsistent with the paper format or quality.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

2 points

The APA Writing Checklist is attached, but an appendix has not been created. The paper does not reflect the use of the use of the APA Writing Checklist during development.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

The appendix and APA Writing Checklist are omitted.

Thesis Development and Purpose

8.75 points

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

5. 5: Excellent

8.75 points

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

4. 4: Good

8.05 points

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

3. 3: Satisfactory

7.7 points

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

7 points

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Argument Logic and Construction

10 points

Criteria Description

Argument Logic and Construction

5. 5: Excellent

10 points

Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

4. 4: Good

9.2 points

Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

3. 3: Satisfactory

8.8 points

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

8 points

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

6.25 points

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

5. 5: Excellent

6.25 points

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4. 4: Good

5.75 points

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

3. 3: Satisfactory

5.5 points

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

5 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

6.25 points

Criteria Description

Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

5. 5: Excellent

6.25 points

All format elements are correct.

4. 4: Good

5.75 points

Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

3. 3: Satisfactory

5.5 points

Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

5 points

Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Documentation of Sources

6.25 points

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. 5: Excellent

6.25 points

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4. 4: Good

5.75 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3. 3: Satisfactory

5.5 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory

5 points

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

1. 1: Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not documented.