Healthcare Information System

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Chapter One - Exam
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MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1)
The nurse understands that nursing informatics is recognized as a specialty area of practice by which statement? ___
A)
There is a need for nursing informatics interests to gain representation by work groups and organizations within the United States. B)
As a differentiated practice, nursing informatics is focused upon the client, the environment, health, and the nurse. C)
Research priorities for nursing informatics include the development of a standard nursing language and the development of databases for clinical information. D)
A formal educational program at the master's level must be completed before a nurse is eligible to sit for the credentialing examination.

2)
Which statement by the nurse verifies that the nurse is "information literate"? ______
A)
"I understand how to search for a Web site and evaluate its usefulness for healthcare needs." B)
"I use email over the Internet to correspond with clients and provide information." C)
"I can use software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations." D)
"I utilize databases in the healthcare setting to input client information such as skin condition."

3)
The nurse gathers much data when caring for clients. Which is an example of the higher-level "information" useful in caring for clients? _____
A)
The vital signs are BP of 130/70, HR of 88, RR of 24, temperature of 98.8 degrees F., and oxygen saturation of 98%. B)
After receiving Rocephin (ceftriaxone sodium) 1.0 gram IV yesterday, the client reported feeling better today. C)
The client is a widowed 64-year-old black male admitted with prostatitis. D)
Lab work results include an electrolyte panel and complete blood count with differential.

4)
The nurse manager wishes to hire a nurse who is both computer and ____
A)
At a client's request, search for medication interactions on the Internet and send the information by email to the client. B)
Document a client's vital signs and physical assessment in the electronic medical record. C)
After reviewing several Web sites, select a Web site appropriate for a client who wishes to learn about smoking cessation. D)
Prepare a presentation with animation and graphics for a staff meeting.

SHORT ANSWER. Write the word or phrase that best completes each statement or answers the question. 5)
Describe at least three factors in the current healthcare delivery system that drive the implementation of information technology in the acute care setting _____________

6)
Describe at least three factors in the current healthcare delivery system that drive the implementation of information technology in the acute care setting _____________

7)
Match the following terms:

I.DataA. a graph of a client's temperature readings showing changes
over time.
II.InformationB.represents the human part of appropriately managing and
solving problems.
III.KnowledgeC.recording of an individual client's single temperature reading. IV.WisdomD.based on a logical process of analysis and provides order to
thoughts and ideas.
7)
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 8)
Medical informatics may include the application of informatics to nursing practice. True or false? ______
A)
True
B)
False

9)
Over the next few years, nursing informatics and other health informatics will crisscross, resulting in more interdisciplinary projects. True or false? ______
A)
True
B)
False

10)
Knowledge management is a structured process for the generation, storage, distribution and application of what kind of knowledge in the organization? Select all that apply....
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