Activity 1-2: Use of Informatics Blog

NUR 633 Module One Activity Guidelines and Rubric


Population health nurses provide services to populations in a variety of healthcare settings. Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams is implicit in this service. To promote effective communication with all interdisciplinary team members, many organizations host blogs on their intranet website to introduce concepts, ideas, programs, and other topics of interest. A blog is an informal discussion hosted on a website that communicates ideas or concepts in a relatable and direct manner.

This activity will help you identify the elements of informatics and describe why and how informatics can be used in healthcare. Furthermore, this activity enables you to examine the ethical implications, limitations, and benefits of using informatics processes in healthcare. Completing this activity will prepare you for Project One, where you have to compare various modes of current and emerging informatics processes.


As a population health nurse for a moderate-sized healthcare system, you have been asked to write a blog post for your healthcare organization’s intranet website. The purpose of this blog is to educate the organization’s professionals about the use of informatics. Using plain language, you need to explain what informatics means, what it is used for, and how it is used in healthcare today. You are also required to present some benefits and challenges that professionals and populations can expect to encounter related to the use of informatics and ways to mitigate these challenges. This blog post will be promoted as a featured reading on your organization’s intranet website.


Create an informative blog post that introduces informatics to healthcare professionals. Remember to use plain and simple language while writing the content, as your readers will be from various interdisciplinary teams and backgrounds. Provide specific evidence from at least two scholarly sources to support your posts.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  1. Explanation of Informatics: Explain the role of informatics in healthcare. Include the following in your response:
  2. Use of Informatics: Assess the use of informatics in healthcare. Consider the following in your response:
  3. Benefits of Using Informatics: Describe the benefits of implementing informatics in healthcare. Consider the following details in your response:
  4. Challenges of Using Informatics: Examine the challenges related to using informatics in healthcare. Include the following details in your response:

If you need writing support, access the Online Writing Center through the Academic Support module of your course.

What to Submit

Submit your blog post as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style.

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