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This study describes nurses' experiences of stress in primary healthcare settings, and examines correlations between stress and personal factors. There were 187 nurses from 18 public primary care centers participating, drawn from one county of Lithuania. The Expanded Nursing Stress Scale was used to evaluate the study data. The study indicates that in(More)
The resulting regional healthcare information systems were expected to have effects and impacts on health care procedures, work practices and treatment outcomes. The aim is to find out how health information systems have been investigated, what has been investigated and what are the outcomes. A systematic review was carried out of the research on the(More)
The goal of this paper is to describe some benefits and possible cost consequences of computer based access to specialised health care information. A before-after activity analysis regarding 20 diabetic patients' clinical appointments was performed in a Health Centre in Satakunta region in Finland. Cost data, an interview, time-and-motion studies, and flow(More)
The objective of this study is to formulate a clearer picture of how a regional healthcare information system affects the completeness of patient health care and health care delivery. The purpose is to study how the implementation of regional health information systems has influenced outcomes in health care delivery in one hospital area in Finland. The(More)
UNLABELLED Interest in improving quality and effectiveness is the primary driver for health information exchange efforts across a health care system to improve the provision of public health care services. OBJECTIVE The aim here was to describe and identify the impact of a regional health information exchange (HIE) using quantitative statistics for(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the differentiation of organizational contexts within Finnish public health and social services both at the workplace and at the local governmental (municipality) level. We focused on climate, comprising individual level experience, and on culture, comprising collective level as “the way things are done in organization”.(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe nursing staff's experiences with the Electronic Nursing Discharge Summary (ENDS) [Hoitotyön yhteenveto, HOIY]. This study is a part of the Salpa project of the Satakunta Hospital District (SHD). The goal of the project was to implement the Regional Information System (Fiale System) for social and health care in(More)
BACKGROUND The implementation of a technology such as health information exchange (HIE) through a Regional Health Information System (RHIS) may improve the mobilization of health care information electronically across organizations. There is a need to coordinate care and bring together regional and local stakeholders. OBJECTIVES To describe how HIE had(More)