Nursing Informatics

Section 1: (2) Ethical considerations

Many developing countries are increasingly integrating electronic health records in treatment programs to increase patient quality of care. Several ethical considerations regulate these Electronic Health Records (EHRs). EHRs should promote privacy and confidentiality (Jamshed, Ozair, Sharma & Aggarwal, 2015). EHRs capture patients’ sensitive data and only authorized personnel should have access to them. Besides, EHRs should be protected from security breaches to prevent the leaking of patient’s data to unauthorized bodies. (Jamshed, Ozair, Sharma & Aggarwal, 2015).

The patient’s data should be encrypted and encoded with strong passwords to prevent violation of privacy. Thirdly, health care interoperability and EHRs should be free from data inaccuracies (Jamshed, Ozair, Sharma & Aggarwal, 2015). During their integration, all errors and malfunctions should be solved to increase the accuracy and reliability of the patient’s records. Finally, proper system implementation should be carried out on EHRs to counter challenges such as inadequate funds, which may render the systems inappropriate. The systems should be monitored regularly to check their performance and reliability in realizing patients’ needs.


 Section 2: (1) Effective strategy     

Establishing a culture of safety in technology is critical in enhancing patients’ safety and the care provided. Several strategies interplay in developing a culture of safety regarding technology. Leadership’s commitment to promoting safety has been vetted as the most effective measure (Gautham & West, 2021). Leadership comprises several management systems that play vital roles in the development of a culture of safety. These roles may include; influencing members in health organizations to embrace a culture of safety, articulating values and norms of safety, and regularly reviewing safety policies in technologies (Gautham & West, 2021). Most importantly, leaders should display a high level of commitment and allocate adequate resources to promote safety. Through this commitment, employees will be vigilant and motivated to promote a safe culture in their working environment.


Gautham, K., & West, C. (2021). The Role of Leaders in Promoting Health Professional Wellness and Improving the Culture of Safety: Does a Positive Approach Matter?. The Joint Commission Journal On Quality And Patient Safety47(7), 399-400. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2021.05.006

Jamshed, N., Ozair, F., Sharma, A., & Aggarwal, P. (2015). Ethical issues in electronic health records: A general overview. Perspectives In Clinical Research6(2), 73. doi: 10.4103/2229-3485.153997