What is the connection between e-health and evidence-based, or informed, practice?

the use of evidence informed practice (also known as evidence-based practice) and nursing informatics in leadership and management.
Leadership & the Nursing Profession Unit 10

Introduction
This unit looks at the use of evidence informed practice (also known as evidence-based practice) and nursing informatics in leadership and management. Evidence informed practice and nursing informatics are important tools of the nurse leader. Integration of this emerging health research knowledge into practice enables nurse leaders to support the provision of quality care by all care providers. Nursing informatics and many technological applications provide nurses with up-to-date practice knowledge as well as current client information. Nursing with up-to-date/current information leads to efficient and effective quality care while also promoting client safety.

Learners will
Understand and implement evidence informed practice.
Defend the importance of knowledge utilization in nursing.
Describe the nurse’s role in telehealth.
Critique the use of information and communication technology in health care.
Understand the importance of electronic health records to improve client safety
Required Readings and Viewing
Beard, Eddie. (December 2013). Nurse leaders and the use of social media: becoming literate to lead. Nurse Leader, 11 (4), pp. 38-40. Retrieved from http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1541461213002322/1-s2.0-S1541461213002322-main.pdf?_tid=d7e547ca-947e-11e4-96d3-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1420423503_34f1d6283c282832ed08f39cc3d1765e

Canadian Nurses Association. (2010). Evidence Informed Decision Making and Nursing Practice [Position Statement]. Retrieved from https://www.cna-aiic.ca/

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