Nursing Informatics and Registered Nurse Decision Making: The Use of Information Generated by an Automated Clinical Information System

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153888
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Presentation
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Nursing Informatics and Registered Nurse Decision Making: The Use of Information Generated by an Automated Clinical Information System
Abstract:
Nursing Informatics and Registered Nurse Decision Making: The Use of Information Generated by an Automated Clinical Information System
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Botter, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Vermont
Title:Assistant Professor
Objective: Automated clinical information systems (CIS) are widely used in health care settings throughout the United States. Their intended purpose is to generate information for use in clinical decision making by registered nurses (RNs) and other health care providers. Expenditures for this type of information technology are significant, yet no previous research has been conducted regarding RNs actual use of information generated by an automated CIS. Thus, the purpose of this research is to describe how and why information obtained from an automated CIS is used, or not used, by RNs in clinical decision-making. Design: Because of the complexity of healthcare organizations and decision-making processes, as well as the lack of previous research on the use of CIS information, a qualitative design and a case study approach are being used for this study. The case is an acute care hospital. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: This organizational case study is being conducted in a community hospital that has used an automated clinical information system with bedside, mobile, and desktop terminals for over three years. Informants include staff and charge RNs on all in-patient units. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: CIS generated information use in RN clinical decision-making. Methods: Multiple sources of data are being used to encourage convergent lines of inquiry. Purposive and theoretical samplings are guiding data collection from: registered nurses, observations of decision situations; physical artifacts (e.g. CIS printouts); and archival records (e.g. medical records). A constant comparative method is being used for data analysis. Findings/Conclusions/Implications: An interpretive description of how and why CIS information is used in RN decision-making will be an outcome of this study. Study findings will contribute to knowledge regarding the use of CIS information an also inform decision making theory. Additionally, it is hoped that the findings from this study may be used as the basis for research examining the relationships between the use and non-use of CIS information with patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Informatics and Registered Nurse Decision Making: The Use of Information Generated by an Automated Clinical Information Systemen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153888-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Informatics and Registered Nurse Decision Making: The Use of Information Generated by an Automated Clinical Information System</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Botter, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Vermont</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.botter@vtmednet.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Automated clinical information systems (CIS) are widely used in health care settings throughout the United States. Their intended purpose is to generate information for use in clinical decision making by registered nurses (RNs) and other health care providers. Expenditures for this type of information technology are significant, yet no previous research has been conducted regarding RNs actual use of information generated by an automated CIS. Thus, the purpose of this research is to describe how and why information obtained from an automated CIS is used, or not used, by RNs in clinical decision-making. Design: Because of the complexity of healthcare organizations and decision-making processes, as well as the lack of previous research on the use of CIS information, a qualitative design and a case study approach are being used for this study. The case is an acute care hospital. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: This organizational case study is being conducted in a community hospital that has used an automated clinical information system with bedside, mobile, and desktop terminals for over three years. Informants include staff and charge RNs on all in-patient units. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: CIS generated information use in RN clinical decision-making. Methods: Multiple sources of data are being used to encourage convergent lines of inquiry. Purposive and theoretical samplings are guiding data collection from: registered nurses, observations of decision situations; physical artifacts (e.g. CIS printouts); and archival records (e.g. medical records). A constant comparative method is being used for data analysis. Findings/Conclusions/Implications: An interpretive description of how and why CIS information is used in RN decision-making will be an outcome of this study. Study findings will contribute to knowledge regarding the use of CIS information an also inform decision making theory. Additionally, it is hoped that the findings from this study may be used as the basis for research examining the relationships between the use and non-use of CIS information with patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:35:20Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:35:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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