INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
For this assignment, you will create an annotated bibliography relating to (interrelationship among quality care, health care teams, finances and technology in contemporary work environments).
You may select two of the areas listed above and link them to your current nursing practice. Example: How does information technology link to the interrelationship of quality care, health care teams and finances?
- Determine how they are linked together. (quality, teams and finances)
- Once you determine how they are linked define how information technology supports the linkage.
- Your articles should help you support the linkage.
- If you cannot determine the linkage, your articles should support this.
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. For the purpose of this assignment, we will only be using journal articles. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph: the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the article.
â€¢ Define the interrelationship among quality care, health care teams, technology, and finances in contemporary work environments.
â€¢ Demonstrate the ability to think and act critically and creatively about nursing practice issues.
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Information Technology Annotated Bibliography
This is an annotated bibliography that assesses how IT links to the interrelationship of quality care, health care teams and finances. The sources used within this article are all related to the topic of discussion and help shed light from academic sources on the same.
Allen, A., et al. (2014). Making It Local: Beacon Communities Use Health Information Technology to Optimize Care Management. Population Health Management, 17(3), 149-158.
This article looks at the impact of local context on the health information technology and delivery of quality services to local communities that are being funded to improve the quality of care through applying health-IT infrastructure. The delivery of quality health services largely depends on the local context of health care provision, which includes the available health care infrastructure, the community partnerships and their influences on the priorities of a given community. The article also describes the challenges faced in the implementation of health-IT to optimize care management. The care management tasks that each Beacon community engaged in included patient stratification, identification and prioritization.
The authors of this article are professionals who have worked with the six Beacon communities involved in the study and have wide experience in the implementation of health-IT programs within community healthcare settings. The article’s intended audience is professionals who work in community healthcare settings where health-IT infrastructure is implemented in order to improve the delivery of healthcare services to the communities involved (DeSalvo, Dinkler & Stevens, 2015). The article contributes to my topic of study, which is bedside nursing and allows me to infer how health-IT can be applied in a community setting to enhance the delivery of bedside nursing care to deserving patients within the community.
I selected this article because it explains the use of health-IT within a large community setting where bedside nursing is not much practiced. In most cases bedside nursing is practiced in a home-based setting and not on a community level. However, this article allows me to examine how the practice of bedside nursing can be applied to a community setting using health-IT systems that enhance the delivery of healthcare services to patients (van Gurp, van Selm, van Leeuwen, Vissers & Hasselaar, 2016). This is an area that requires further study in order to establish parameters for the delivery of bedside healthcare services within the larger scope of a community.
Carlin, C. S., Dowd, B., & Feldman, R. (2015). Changes in Quality of Health Care Delivery after Vertical Integration. Health Services Research, 50(4), 1043-1068.
This article focused on changes in the quality of healthcare provided to enrollees in a clinic system that was acquired by a vertically integrated hospital system. The results of the study indicated that there were only minimal improvements in the quality of service delivered to patients and there was a disruption of the referral system. There was a more appropriate use of the emergency department due to vertical integration as well as better screening for cervical cancer and other diseases. This shows that vertical integration of hospital services and the use of health informatics can lead to better delivery of healthcare services.
The authors of this article are healthcare professionals that have served for many years on the Medical Research Institute and the University’s division of Health Policy and Management. These authors have wide experience in the field of healthcare policy and are qualified to write about the policies that are implemented in a hospital after vertical integration. The intended audience for this study was any healthcare professionals who find that they are working in a healthcare setting that involves the vertical integration of health care services after a merger of various health facilities (Thompson & Dean, 2009). The article sheds light on my chosen topic of bedside nursing as the quality of bedside nursing services is bound to increase after a hospital merger.
I chose this article as it highlights the increased quality of healthcare services due to a vertical integration of hospital services after a merger. The nature of bedside nursing is crucial within a hospital merger as the vertical integration of services can lead to better care for patients that receive bedside care (Raube, 2015). However, the acquisition of clinics might cause problems in the admission of patients to the hospital which is also highlighted within the study. Therefore, vertical integration of services after an acquisition might also have negative effects on the number of patients admitted for bedside nursing care practice.
Reckrey, J. M., et al. (2015). The Team Approach to Home-Based Primary Care: Restructuring Care to Meet Individual, Program, and System Needs. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 63(2), 358-364.
This study was based on how physicians care for patients who are homebound through a team-based model of healthcare instead of a physician led healthcare system. The results of the study indicated that physicians working in a team-based healthcare delivery system were more satisfied with the results of their efforts as opposed to working individually. Therefore, this indicates that more healthcare practices should adopt the team-based healthcare approach as in order to deliver more quality health services to patient and clients. The level of patient satisfaction under the team-based approach was also higher than in other models.
The authors of this article are respected academic healthcare researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine and have widely studied the field of home-based care and are qualified to write on the issue. The intended audiences for this study were healthcare professionals who provide home-based care to their patients as this article is aimed at improving the quality of home-based care offered by medical teams (Zawora, O’Leary & Bonat, 2015). This article sheds light on actions that can be taken to enhance the quality of home-based care to patients by ensuring that such care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, which also applies to bedside nursing.
I chose this article because it highlights what needs to be done in order to improve the bedside nursing experience of patients who are homebound. The article concludes that a team of healthcare professionals should be involved in providing bedside nursing care to home-based patients. The article also specifies which medical professionals should be engaged in providing home-based care to patients including nursing practitioners, administrative assistants and social workers who work as a team to provide quality care to home-based patients (Williams, 2016). The same team can be used to provide quality bedside care to patients who are restricted to their homes, hence improving the quality of bedside healthcare services.
Allen, A., Des Jardins, T. R., Heider, A., Kanger, C. R., Lobach, D. F., McWilliams, L., & … Turske, S. A. (2014). Making It Local: Beacon Communities Use Health Information Technology to Optimize Care Management. Population Health Management, 17(3), 149-158. doi:10.1089/pop.2013.0084
Carlin, C. S., Dowd, B., & Feldman, R. (2015). Changes in Quality of Health Care Delivery after Vertical Integration. Health Services Research, 50(4), 1043-1068. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12274
DeSalvo, K. B., Dinkler, A. N., & Stevens, L. (2015). Health policy/HHS highlights: The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: Progress and Promise for the Future at the 10-Year Mark. Annals Of Emergency Medicine, 66, 507-510. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.03.032
Raube, K. (2015). Castlight Health: Disrupting The Health Care Industry. California Management Review, 57(4), 104-125. doi:10.1525/cmr.2015.57.4.104
Reckrey, J. M., Soriano, T. A., Hernandez, C. R., DeCherrie, L. V., Chavez, S., Zhang, M., & Ornstein, K. (2015). The Team Approach to Home-Based Primary Care: Restructuring Care to Meet Individual, Program, and System Needs. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 63(2), 358-364. doi:10.1111/jgs.13196
Thompson, S. M., & Dean, M. D. (2009). Advancing Information Technology in Health Care. Communications Of The ACM, 52(6), 118-121. doi:10.1145/1516046.1516077.
van Gurp, J., van Selm, M., van Leeuwen, E., Vissers, K., & Hasselaar, J. (2016). Teleconsultation for integrated palliative care at home: A qualitative study. Palliative Medicine, 30(3), 257-269. doi:10.1177/0269216315598068.
Williams, R. (2016). Why is it difficult to achieve e-health systems at scale? Information, Communication & Society, 19(4), 540-550. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2015.1118521.
Zawora, M. Q., O’Leary, C. M., & Bonat, J. (2015). Turning team-based care into a winning proposition. Journal Of Family Practice, 64(3), 159-164.