1. Identify the current role of the informatics nurse and predict the future role of the informatics nurse, based on scholarly sources. 2. Explain what is meant by connected health. Provide three examples of connected health in today’s healthcare environment. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of each. 3. In what ways has informatics impacted public health?
Future of Healthcare informatics
Connected health and digital health tools have the power to enhance patient engagement, patient access to care, and patient empowerment. Connected health encompasses terms such as wireless, digital, electronic, mobile, and tele-health and refers to a conceptual model for health management where devices, services or interventions are designed around the patient`s needs, and health related data is shared, in such a way that the patient can receive care in the most proactive and efficient manners possible. Top connected health tools include telehealth, remote patient monitoring tools, and wearable technology, secure messaging tools, mobile apps, and other digital tools that help connect patients to their providers. Connected health is useful because it bridges the gaps between patient, provider, and patient health.