Susan K. Newbold

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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)
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)
Institutions of higher education are purchasing and/or designing sophisticated administrative information systems to manage such functions as the application, admissions, and registration process, grants management, student records, and classroom scheduling. Although faculty also manage large amounts of data, few automated systems have been created to help(More)
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) established the Nursing Informatics History Project to recognize the pioneers of nursing informatics. Fundamental to the pioneers was dissemination of knowledge. The purpose of this review was to identify contributions to the field of nursing informatics as peer-reviewed manuscripts for the years 2010-2015(More)