Enhancing the Utilization of Best Practice Guidelines to Improve Patient Care through Outcomes Data Collection and Real-Time Feedback

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151386
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Presentation
Title:
Enhancing the Utilization of Best Practice Guidelines to Improve Patient Care through Outcomes Data Collection and Real-Time Feedback
Abstract:
Enhancing the Utilization of Best Practice Guidelines to Improve Patient Care through Outcomes Data Collection and Real-Time Feedback
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Doran, D. M., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Toronto
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:John Mylopoulos, PhD; André Kushniruk, PhD; Lynn M. Nagle, PhD, RN; Sharon E. Straus, MD; Souraya Sidani, RN, PhD; John P. Hirdes, PhD; Brenda Laurie-Shaw, RN, MN; Ann Tourangeau, RN, PhD; Edith M. Hillan, PhD, RN; Nancy Lefebre, RN, BScN, MScN; Cheryl Re
Background With the current explosion of health related knowledge, it is a challenge for nurses to regularly access the information that is most current. Mobile computing technology, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), addresses that need by providing the opportunity to access relevant information immediately at the time of nurse/patient contact. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention that provides nurses with real-time feedback about patient outcome achievement, and that links evidence-based practice to outcomes feedback at the POC. Methods A prototype software system was developed that enables nurses to use PDAs to collect patient outcomes data and access relevant best-practice guidelines to inform clinical decision-making.  A controlled laboratory setting was used to 1) evaluate the usability of the prototype system, and 2) to assess the impact of providing nurses with real-time feedback about patient outcome achievement and best practice guidelines on clinical decision making. Nurses were asked to assess a standardized patient, and to document their assessment using either a PDA with immediate links to patient-specific guidelines, or to use a laptop computer with no direct links to best-practice information. The sample consisted of 40 nurses. Data collection involved video and audio recording, and questionnaire. Results: Results of usability testing indicated that nurses believe the prototype system provides adequate power to enter information, to correct data entry misstates, it is easy to enter information, and it is easy to use the PDA to look up electronically-accessible information. The size of the PDA screen was the lowest ranked item, on a scale of 1 to 9. Conclusions The prototype system has the potential to improve ease of health information documentation and health information utilization. It is also anticipated that real-time outcomes feedback will motivate nurses to seek best practice guidelines and other evidence-based resources.
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.titleEnhancing the Utilization of Best Practice Guidelines to Improve Patient Care through Outcomes Data Collection and Real-Time Feedbacken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151386-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Enhancing the Utilization of Best Practice Guidelines to Improve Patient Care through Outcomes Data Collection and Real-Time Feedback</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Doran, D. M., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Toronto</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">diane.doran@utoronto.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">John Mylopoulos, PhD; Andr&eacute; Kushniruk, PhD; Lynn M. Nagle, PhD, RN; Sharon E. Straus, MD; Souraya Sidani, RN, PhD; John P. Hirdes, PhD; Brenda Laurie-Shaw, RN, MN; Ann Tourangeau, RN, PhD; Edith M. Hillan, PhD, RN; Nancy Lefebre, RN, BScN, MScN; Cheryl Re</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background With the current explosion of health related knowledge, it is a challenge for nurses to regularly access the information that is most current. Mobile computing technology, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), addresses that need by providing the opportunity to access relevant information immediately at the time of nurse/patient contact. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention that provides nurses with real-time feedback about patient outcome achievement, and that links evidence-based practice to outcomes feedback at the POC. Methods A prototype software system was developed that enables nurses to use PDAs to collect patient outcomes data and access relevant best-practice guidelines to inform clinical decision-making.&nbsp; A controlled laboratory setting was used to 1) evaluate the usability of the prototype system, and 2) to assess the impact of providing nurses with real-time feedback about patient outcome achievement and best practice guidelines on clinical decision making. Nurses were asked to assess a standardized patient, and to document their assessment using either a PDA with immediate links to patient-specific guidelines, or to use a laptop computer with no direct links to best-practice information. The sample consisted of 40 nurses. Data collection involved video and audio recording, and questionnaire. Results: Results of usability testing indicated that nurses believe the prototype system provides adequate power to enter information, to correct data entry misstates, it is easy to enter information, and it is easy to use the PDA to look up electronically-accessible information. The size of the PDA screen was the lowest ranked item, on a scale of 1 to 9. Conclusions The prototype system has the potential to improve ease of health information documentation and health information utilization. It is also anticipated that real-time outcomes feedback will motivate nurses to seek best practice guidelines and other evidence-based resources.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:00:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:00:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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