Technology in Healthcare

Purpose
The purpose of this discussion is for learners to review technology and security of patient information in the workplace.

Course Outcomes
This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcome:

CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of quality nursing care. (PO 2)
CO 3: Explain the use of evidence-based practice by leaders and managers. (POs 2, 8)
Due Date
During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Sunday the end of the assigned week):

Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
Posts in the discussion on two different days

Directions
Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In discussions students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Integrate outside scholarly sources when required
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner

Discussion
In a local home healthcare agency, nurses are using their personal cell phones to email and text physicians, the agency, and local hospitals. The agency is considering providing the nurses company cell phones with a secure login. There are advantages and disadvantages of each option. Please consider impact of use, tracking of information, security, education, cost, and maintenance.
What are the advantages of using company devices for professional communication?

What are the disadvantages of using company devices for professional communication?

If you were the agency, would you choose personal or company devices? Explain your choice. our discussion post should look like:

Paragraph one: Discuss advantages of the assigned device (based on last name)
Paragraph two: Discuss disadvantages of the assigned device
(based on last name)
Paragraph three: Explain your personal opinion of which device should be selected.
Resources: Where did you find your data?

Reference And you can add more reference
Finkelman, A. (2020). Leadership and management for nurses: Core competencies for quality care (4th ed.). Pearson.

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