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This article describes the process utilized to create research questions which promote technology as an infrastructure to enable safe nursing practice. Beginning with scenarios of safety problems related to nursing practice, the team identified information technology including hardware, software, and organizational and operational components to help improve… (More)
Clinicians stay connected with tools that offer real-time data, including personal digital assistants, patient care robots, network voice communication badges, and telehealth. Using this technology, clinicians will soon be able to access the patient's entire electronic health record at the point of care. Although the hardware and the software are evolving,… (More)
Maryland, as other states in the United States, has experienced a nursing shortage. It is thought that the use of technology could help alleviate this shortage. A volunteer group has worked for over four years to identify technology solutions to ease the shortage of nurses. Two projects were undertaken--a grassroots survey of technology solutions to meet… (More)
Promotion and support of electronic health records and electronic information exchange through governmental policy development requires a framework that considers cost, benefits, barriers, risks and policies at the statewide level that might accelerate or retard adoption. Recommendations to underpin governmental policy involve financial incentives,… (More)
Health care organizations are increasingly using computer systems to support nursing care documentation; however, processes used to deploy such systems are widely varied. The purpose of this survey was to understand current practices related to implementation of computerized nursing and interdisciplinary documentation systems with the goal to establish best… (More)
Nurses are key leaders and team members for the implementation of clinical documentation systems. This paper reviews key success factors during implementation of clinical documentation systems to overcome traditional barriers, ensure commitment to universal goals and facilitate the use of technology for patient safety and continuous quality improvement… (More)
A research study was developed to evaluate the impact of implementing an automated charting and assessment system. The methodology combines quantitative and qualitative techniques to address the components of safety, effectiveness, cost, and social impact using the technology assessment framework.