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Ant colonies and bee hives; specialization and collaboration

Nature offers many examples of specialization and collaboration. Ant colonies
and bee hives are but two examples of nature’s sophisticated organizations. Each
thrives because their members specialize by tasks, divide labor, and collaborate to ensure
food, safety, and general well-being of the colony or hive. Of course, humans don’t fare
too badly in this regard either. And healthcare
is a great example. As specialists in the
collection, access, and application of data,
nurse informaticists collaborate with
specialists on a regular basis to ensure that
appropriate data is available to make
decisions and take actions to ensure the
general well-being of patients. In this
Discussion, you will reflect on your own
observations of and/or experiences with
informaticist collaboration. You will also
propose strategies for how these collaborative
experiences might be improved.