Theoretical framework for the study of nursing information systems

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Abstract

A theoretical framework for the study of the process of adoption of nursing information systems is presented. The theory of interactionism provides a framework within which one can begin to understand variation in reactions to a computer system. This theory states that behavior is a function of the individual in interaction with his or her environment. To understand reactions to computerization, characteristics of the individuals learning to use the system must be taken into account, as well as characteristics of the environment (which would include characteristics of the system). Characteristics of the individuals and the environment interact in complex ways to determine response to computerization. Individual and environmental characteristics of potential relevance to reactions to nursing information systems are presented. An ongoing study is described concerning nurses' reactions to a hospital information system utilizing the theoretical framework of interactionism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages796-800
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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