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Nursing in the Information Age: Status Quo and Future of ICT use in German Hospitals

  • Hospital information systems (HIS) should give support to nurses in their clinical and managerial duties. Though there are statistical data on the current use of HIS systems we know only little about the numbers of nursing modules implemented. We therefore conducted a nationwide survey in Germany (n = 2182) on the current state and future plans of HIS modules including nursing applications (response rate of 27.6 %). The findings show that management applications (84 % accounting) are still more frequent than clinical applications, in particular clinical patient record systems (19 %). What applied for HIS modules in general held also true for nursing on a lower level. ‘Whereas 51 %of the hospitals had rostering systems in place only 6 % used care planning software. Priorities and plans for the future reveal no change in the rank órder of systems. We argue that in order for clinical documentation and planning systems to catch up they must be immediately rewarding for the clinicians in their daily need for information.

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Author:Ursula Hübner, Björn Sellemann
Parent Title (English):Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2020/09/28
Year of first Publication:2004
Provider of the Publication Server:FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences
Release Date:2020/09/29
First Page:376
Last Page:380
Faculties:Gesundheit (MSH)
Publication list:Sellemann, Björn
Licence (German):License LogoBibliographische Daten