Health information systems are being implemented in countries by governments and regional health authorities in an effort to modernize healthcare. With these changes, there has emerged a demand by healthcare organizations for nurses graduating from college and university programs to have acquired nursing informatics competencies that would allow them to… (More)
In this paper we describe our integration of teaching about the use of electronic health records into a fourth year undergraduate nursing course. We report on our method of integration and issues, challenges and limitations of the approach. We present our findings using a case study approach that includes a description of the context and EHR software used.
Handover from one healthcare professional is an essential component of patient care. This can be a challenge in the community setting where care occurs in the patient's home and clinicians do not have the benefit of face-to-face interactions with colleagues. The purpose of this study was to explore the nurses' perceptions of handover and their views on… (More)
Literature suggests that nurses at all levels remain unprepared to make use of full use of technologies required for current practice. Specifically, nurses lack sufficient background to engage with information systems, electronic records, and unit-level and aggregated data that could support understanding of the contributions of nursing services to care and… (More)
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought about significant changes to the processes of health care delivery and changed how nurses perform in clinical, administrative, academic, and research settings. Because the potential benefits of ICT are significant, it is critical that new nurses have the knowledge and skills in informatics to… (More)
While there are several published statements of nursing informatics competencies needed for the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) graduate, faculty at schools of nursing has little guidance on how to incorporate the teaching of such competencies into curricula that are already overloaded with required content. The authors present a framework for… (More)
Health professionals' use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies are emerging as a new area of research. We present the experiences of a province-wide network in Canada that was developed using such technologies as a means to increase nurses' capacity in nursing health services research. Our network is based on a model of electronic communities of… (More)