Information Technology: Meeting High Academic Expectations with Dwindling Resources

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201639
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Information Technology: Meeting High Academic Expectations with Dwindling Resources
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has asserted that information technology must play a central role in improving the quality of healthcare.  Many healthcare institutions have instituted electronic health records for their patients.  Student nurses are expected to navigate the electronic health records of the patients that they care for in the clinical setting and to document care given electronically. Academic institutions are being challenged to provide the learning tools necessary to teach information technology skills.  A major obstacle in meeting this challenge is the high cost of proprietary electronic systems and a dwindling academic budget.  To provide Bradley University nursing faculty with a means to teach the basics of information technology, a simulated electronic medication dispensing system, health record, and documentation system was created utilizing laptop computers and basic word processing software.  This system allows students to access simulated patient information and document medication administration, patient vital signs, and assessment data.  The goal of this clinical innovation is to increase the competence and confidence of students to practice in a computer-based clinical environment. 
Keywords:
electronic health records; information technology; simulation
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInformation Technology: Meeting High Academic Expectations with Dwindling Resourcesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201639-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has asserted that information technology must play a central role in improving the quality of healthcare.  Many healthcare institutions have instituted electronic health records for their patients.  Student nurses are expected to navigate the electronic health records of the patients that they care for in the clinical setting and to document care given electronically. Academic institutions are being challenged to provide the learning tools necessary to teach information technology skills.  A major obstacle in meeting this challenge is the high cost of proprietary electronic systems and a dwindling academic budget.  To provide Bradley University nursing faculty with a means to teach the basics of information technology, a simulated electronic medication dispensing system, health record, and documentation system was created utilizing laptop computers and basic word processing software.  This system allows students to access simulated patient information and document medication administration, patient vital signs, and assessment data.  The goal of this clinical innovation is to increase the competence and confidence of students to practice in a computer-based clinical environment. en_GB
dc.subjectelectronic health recordsen_GB
dc.subjectinformation technologyen_GB
dc.subjectsimulationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:44:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:44:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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