PROCESS OF INCORPORATING COMPUTERS INTO NURSING PRACTICE

Project: Research project

Description

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the process of
incorporating a hospital information system into nursing practice for a
sample of nurses, working on eight hospital units. This study involves six
data collection stages over a two year time period. The first data
collection stage will occur prior to implementation of the HIS and will
assess the social network, attitudes toward and knowledge of computers,
technology anxiety and job satisfaction. A variety of unit level variables
will also be assessed including work shift characteristics, index of task
dimensions, and patient acuity levels. The post implementation data
collection stages will focus on use of the system, incorporation of the
system into nursing practice, perceived utility of the system and attitudes
toward the system. This study will look at individual differences in use
and incorporation of an HIS into nursing practice, nursing unit differences
in use and incorporation of an HIS, and the impact of social networks on
HIS use in nursing. In addition this study will examine changes over time
in these measures.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/867/31/88

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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Nursing
Social Support
Patient Acuity
Hospital Information Systems
Hospital Units
Job Satisfaction
Individuality
Anxiety
Nurses
Technology