Impact of Technology (Public Policy)


Impactof Technology (Public Policy)

Impactof Technology (Public Policy)

Alliancefor Nursing Informatics (ANI) seek to promote nursing informaticsthrough innovation, education, research, policy formulation andleadership towards the delivery of quality health care in America.Consequently, its contributions worldwide such as the development ofnursing practices are evident across all boundaries of nursing,academia, and industry (Murphy, 2011). Simply put, ANI spearheadsinnovativeness and effectiveness in the delivery of quality carethrough innovation, policy development and sharing of information.

ANIhas a purpose of uniting the efforts of all nursing informatics fromdifferent organizations towards the enhancement of health care.According to Murphy (2011), unification is targeted at the elevationof nursing education, research, leadership and education through apowerful connection between different groups in the nursing field. Asa result, a wide range of advantages accrues to its member’sorganizations, informatics in different fields and the globalcommunity (Westra et al., 2015). One, the informatics have advancedthe body of knowledge in the nursing field thereby improving thestandard of care. Second, the Alliance connects new and experiencednursing thereby bridging the gap between nursing generations throughdifferent media systems (Sensmeier, 2011). For instance, Focus onTech group hosts researched topics on their website that engage apopulation of diverse users.

Third,members groups have achieved a steady transformation of medicaltechnology trends especially in the use of social media, mobile andbroadband technologies that have influenced the way information isachieved, shared and used for policy developments that shape upnursing practices, education and research (Sensmeier, 2011). Last butnot the least, the alliance intervention in different medicalpractices have facilitated cost reduction in different aspects ofcare delivery.

Thereis an overlap among the member`s organization of ANI includingAmerican Telemedicine, Nursing Informatics Working Group, AmericanNursing Informatics Association, and Health Information ManagementSystems Society. In a close look, it is evident that theseorganizations not only share a common connection through ANI but alsofocus on the use of information and communication technologies toadvance nursing science and quality of health care.

Sincethe dawn of evidence-based healthcare practices, the use oftechnology has demonstrated capabilities far beyond what many studiespredicted centuries ago. When integrated with effective policyformulations, technology has helped address a wide range of problems.Consequently, ANI and its member’s organizations have to steertheir efforts towards provision of quality care through technology,policy development, research and education creating a paradigm shiftin nursing and patients’ experience


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