Future Think: Clinical Reasoning, Care Coordination and Health Analytics

Sunday, 8 November 2015: 11:20 AM

Daniel J. Pesut, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Katharine Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minnepolis, MN, USA

This presentation will relate the care coordination clinical reasoning model to professional nursing practice and emerging trends associated with health analytics and big data.  As the nursing profession develops and grapples with how best to master the use of standardized language the emergence of health analytics and big data -- providers have to grapple with how health analytics can support the future of care coordination clinical reasoning.  In this presentation six generations of the nursing process from 1950 to 2050 will be defined and described. The value of nursing knowledge classification systems and electronic health records will be emphasized and the role of health analytics in the creation of future nursing process models will be defined.  Four types of analytics: descriptive, comparative, prescriptive and predictive will be defined and discussed. The impact and influence of health analytics on the evolution and transformations of nursing process and the clinical reasoning skills needed for contemporary and future practice will be deliberated. Nurse educators who teach clinical reasoning to advanced practice nurses will find this information important in order to promote and influence standards for nursing knowledge classifications and electronic health records.