Ronald Eichstädter

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A two-month randomized, controlled trial based on 60 patients has been performed on a ward of the Department of Psychiatry at Heidelberg University Medical Center, Germany, to investigate the influence of computer-based nursing documentation on time investment for documentation, quality of documentation and user acceptance. Time measurements,(More)
Nursing documentation is an important part of clinical documentation. However, documentation of the nursing process is frequently lacking quality. There are high expectations that computer support in nursing documentation will help improve documentation quality. This study aimed to examine whether the introduction of a computer based nursing documentation(More)
OBJECTIVES Due to the high complexity of structures and processes in health care, thorough systems analyses in health care run the risk of becoming very complex and difficult to handle. Therefore, we aimed to support systematic systems analysis in health care by developing a comprehensive framework that presents and describes potential areas of analysis. (More)
OBJECTIVES The documentation of the nursing process is an important but often neglected part of clinical documentation. Paper-based systems have been introduced to support nursing process documentation. Frequently, however, problems such as low quality of documentation are reported. It is unclear whether computer-based documentation systems can reduce these(More)
The documentation of the nursing process is an important, but often neglected part of clinical documentation. Paper-based systems have been introduced to support nursing process documentation. Frequently, however, problems, such as low quality, are reported and it is still unclear if computer-based documentation systems can reduce these problems. We(More)
Documentation of the nursing process is an important, but often neglected part of clinical documentation. Paper-based systems have been introduced to support nursing process documentation. Frequently, however, problems, such as low quality and high writing efforts, are reported. However, it is still unclear if computer-based documentation systems can reduce(More)
We would like to introduce several aspects of the analysis and modeling of the treatment process characterizing the cooperation within multi-professional treatment teams. We will determine what is meant by a treatment process in order to then look at five views and four levels of their description. We will introduce possible methods for surveying and(More)
Computer-based documentation of the nursing process is being introduced into hospitals more and more. Frequently, the introduction is followed by an evaluation of positive and negative effects. However, the often-used quantitative evaluation methods cannot fully illuminate the different success factors of computer-based nursing documentation systems. We(More)
The University Hospital in Heidelberg has been gathering experience with the computer based nursing documentationsystem PIK since 1998. Its introduction on four pilotwards was systematically evaluated in an intervention study, gaining data to acceptance issues as well as to the quality of nursing documentation, as the nursing process is often not documented(More)