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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)
A major event, such as a nursing informatics conference or course has been used successfully as an impetus to gather nurses interested in informatics together. This paper reflects on a 2008 nursing informatics event held in Singapore and the author's previous experiences with initiatives to support the emergence of nursing informatics in countries without a(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)
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)
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)
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