The applications of an information management system are only as functional as the humans and computing processes working with the system. In her study in the Journal of Nursing Management, Phillips (2005) refers to good information management as “the use of all information, through organized systems of all forms, whether based on human endeavors, paper methods or information technology” (p. 525). Ultimately, all of an organization’s information use should be in support of its mission. In order for information to be as usable as Phillips suggests, it must progress through the data-information-knowledge continuum. Analyzing an organization’s information management practices helps streamline the conversion of raw data into information that can be used to create knowledge.
In this Discussion, you focus on the information management practices within a health care organization and consider how these practices help support the mission statement of the Hospital.
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1) A brief description of your selected hospital’s information management practices and an explanation of how the organization could benefit from an information management analysis.
2) Explain the degree to which the hospital’s current information management practices support its mission statement and provide suggestions for strengthening these practices.
3) Evaluate the use of the data-information-knowledge model within your selected hospital and provide suggestions for how it could be used to improve practice within the organization
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This document provides guidance for the Team Database Project.
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In this program, Linda McCauley talks about and guides you through various activities and responsibilities in her role as a Senior Nursing Applications Specialist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.