Describe a nursing informatics best practices policy for effective and safe data use in a nursing practice setting or organization. Competency 2: Identify strategies and best practices for using informatics in nursing and health care. Describe the best practices needed to promote and support data security. Describe the ethical standards needed to promote patient confidentiality. Describe regulatory requirements that promote and support positive patient outcomes related to a specific population. Describe the types of behaviors and skills nurse leaders need to guide the use of information technology and research for improved patient-care outcomes. Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations of a nursing professional. Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.