To add or not to add- that is the question in easing transition to Electronic Documentation System

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183053
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
To add or not to add- that is the question in easing transition to Electronic Documentation System
Author(s):
Butao, Rosalina
Author Details:
Rosalina Butao, RN, BSN, Baptist Health S. FL, email: RosalinB@baptisthealth.net
Abstract:
Purpose:
Implementing electronic health records is one of the keys to transforming healthcare. Advantages of implementing an Electronic Documentation System (EDS) include, accuracy, availability, and cost effectiveness. Nurses are the driving force behind the effective documentation of electronic records; however, some nurses may not feel proficient in computer use, and, may encounter problems in transitioning to an electronic documentation system. The South Miami Hospital (SMH) Mother/Baby Unit transitioned from paper to electronic documentation early in 2008. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify postpartum nurses who did not feel proficient in computer use and to determine whether additional computer training was effective in easing their transition to an EDS.

Method:
A purposive sampling method was used for this study. A flyer was posted in the SMH Mother Baby Unit lounges, advertising the purpose of the study. IRB approval was received by Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF). Forty-seven nurses expressed interest in participating. The electronic documentation perception and ability assessment survey was used pre- and post-computer training, which consisted of four additional computer training sessions. Out of 47 participants, 10 met the inclusion criteria, received additional computer- training sessions and completed the post assessment survey.

Findings:
Of the 47 participants who completed the pre-survey, 45% agreed that computer training could be helpful with electronic transitioning. Of the 10 participants who received computer training and completed the post-survey, 50% indicated being proficient in the electronic documentation system, and 90% agreed that the additional computer training helped ease the final transition to electronic records.

Discussion:
Findings may encourage hospital units to provide more computer training before implementing an electronic documentation system. This study invites hospitals and their unit managers to create better strategies for equipping nurses to deal with patient electronic documentation systems and to enhance nursesÆ computer proficiency.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTo add or not to add- that is the question in easing transition to Electronic Documentation Systemen_GB
dc.contributor.authorButao, Rosalinaen_US
dc.author.detailsRosalina Butao, RN, BSN, Baptist Health S. FL, email: RosalinB@baptisthealth.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183053-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>Implementing electronic health records is one of the keys to transforming healthcare. Advantages of implementing an Electronic Documentation System (EDS) include, accuracy, availability, and cost effectiveness. Nurses are the driving force behind the effective documentation of electronic records; however, some nurses may not feel proficient in computer use, and, may encounter problems in transitioning to an electronic documentation system. The South Miami Hospital (SMH) Mother/Baby Unit transitioned from paper to electronic documentation early in 2008. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify postpartum nurses who did not feel proficient in computer use and to determine whether additional computer training was effective in easing their transition to an EDS. <br/><br/>Method:<br/>A purposive sampling method was used for this study. A flyer was posted in the SMH Mother Baby Unit lounges, advertising the purpose of the study. IRB approval was received by Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF). Forty-seven nurses expressed interest in participating. The electronic documentation perception and ability assessment survey was used pre- and post-computer training, which consisted of four additional computer training sessions. Out of 47 participants, 10 met the inclusion criteria, received additional computer- training sessions and completed the post assessment survey. <br/><br/>Findings: <br/>Of the 47 participants who completed the pre-survey, 45% agreed that computer training could be helpful with electronic transitioning. Of the 10 participants who received computer training and completed the post-survey, 50% indicated being proficient in the electronic documentation system, and 90% agreed that the additional computer training helped ease the final transition to electronic records. <br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>Findings may encourage hospital units to provide more computer training before implementing an electronic documentation system. This study invites hospitals and their unit managers to create better strategies for equipping nurses to deal with patient electronic documentation systems and to enhance nurses&AElig; computer proficiency.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:34Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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