Integrating the Staff Nurse Voice into Decision Making for Clinical Information Systems

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149624
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating the Staff Nurse Voice into Decision Making for Clinical Information Systems
Abstract:
Integrating the Staff Nurse Voice into Decision Making for Clinical Information Systems
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Walton, Mary K.
P.I. Institution Name:Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Title:Nurse Manager
[Clinical session research presentation] Evidence-based nursing requires the integration of the best evidence available, nursing expertise and the values and preferences of those served. Optimal nursing care is provided when nurses have access to research and exercise their judgment in clinical decisions. Positive outcomes are achieved when direct care nurses are routinely involved in formal and informal work groups within organizations. The need to integrate and apply information science, nursing science and computer science in the daily work of staff nurses in acute care hospitals is well recognized. Information Systems staff struggle to communicate with ?end-users?. Groups are formed to introduce new systems but are not supported after "go live" is accomplished. Computerized order entry has changed communication processes among clinical staff and introduced new challenges. The staff nurse perspective in the constant introduction of new technology and ongoing evolution of the Clinical Information System (CIS) is essential yet difficult to achieve. Administrators and information technologist are recognizing the importance of vetting options and making decisions with staff nurse participation to achieve successful project implementation. Nurses recognize the need for their involvement in integrating technology and suffer the consequences when it is lacking.  Approaches to integrating the staff nurse voice into decision-making is challenging in complex health care settings with subspecialty needs, competing vendors and clinicians needing limited technical resources. This session will describe the development of a staff nurse informatics committee. Supports and structure for empowering a group as a decision-making body for matters related to the use of technology in their nursing practice will be outlined. Aspects to be included are: an introductory needs assessment, one-year committee evaluation, educational retreat, and selected operational/clinical outcomes of committee work. The importance of establishing collaborative relationships among Information Systems leaders and technical analysts with staff nurse experts  will also be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating the Staff Nurse Voice into Decision Making for Clinical Information Systemsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149624-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Integrating the Staff Nurse Voice into Decision Making for Clinical Information Systems</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Walton, Mary K.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.walton@uphs.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Evidence-based nursing requires the integration of the best evidence available, nursing expertise and the values and preferences of those served. Optimal nursing care is provided when nurses have access to research and exercise their judgment in clinical decisions. Positive outcomes are achieved when direct care nurses are routinely involved in formal and informal work groups within organizations. The need to integrate and apply information science, nursing science and computer science in the daily work of staff nurses in acute care hospitals is well recognized. Information Systems staff struggle to communicate with ?end-users?. Groups are formed to introduce new systems but are not supported after &quot;go live&quot; is accomplished. Computerized order entry has changed communication processes among clinical staff and introduced new challenges. The staff nurse perspective in the constant introduction of new technology and ongoing evolution of the Clinical Information System (CIS) is essential yet difficult to achieve. Administrators and information technologist are recognizing the importance of vetting options and making decisions with staff nurse participation to achieve successful project implementation. Nurses recognize the need for their involvement in integrating technology and suffer the consequences when it is lacking.&nbsp; Approaches to integrating the staff nurse voice into decision-making is challenging in complex health care settings with subspecialty needs, competing vendors and clinicians needing limited technical resources. This session will describe the development of a staff nurse informatics committee. Supports and structure for empowering a group as a decision-making body for matters related to the use of technology in their nursing practice will be outlined. Aspects to be included are: an introductory needs assessment, one-year committee evaluation, educational retreat, and selected operational/clinical outcomes of committee work. The importance of establishing collaborative relationships among Information Systems leaders and technical analysts with staff nurse experts&nbsp; will also be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:06:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:06:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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