Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In
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
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Best Practices include:
Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and
Enter the discussion often during the week to read and learn from posts.
This is the week to really see where technology and healthcare are connecting. Select ONE of the following
trends and discuss your understanding of this trend in healthcare and its potential impact on your practice as a
nurse. What are the legal, privacy, and ethical considerations of this trend? (Everyone attempt to choose a
different topic so that we will learn about the many advancements in technology).
Consumer health informatics (CHI)
Social media healthcare applications
Health-focused wearable technology
Computerized provider order entry (CPOE)
Bar Code Medication Administration (BCMA)
Creative measures in healthcare for use with 3D printers
Robotics in healthcare
Mobile technology in outpatient care
Web-based tools and software technology
Risk Management tools
Chatbots or Bots in healthcare
Technology advancement from your clinical practice
Palm Vein Technology
Microchip use in healthcare
Optical head-mounted computer glasses (Google Glass)
Smart hospital beds
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