Registered nurse practice and information flow in long-term care nursing homes

dc.contributor.authorWei, Quan
dc.contributor.supervisorCourtney, Karen L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-02T17:55:48Z
dc.date.available2016-05-02T17:55:48Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2016-05-02
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Health Information Scienceen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science M.Sc.en_US
dc.description.abstractLittle is known regarding registered nurse (RN) information management practice in long-term care (LTC) settings. This study identifies LTC RNs’ information management practice and needs, which are important for designing and implementing health information technology (HIT) in LTC settings. Methods: This descriptive qualitative study combines direct observations and semi-structured interviews, conducted at Alberta’s LTC facilities between May 2014 and August 2015. The constant comparative method of joint coding was used for data analysis. Results: Nine RNs from six nursing homes participated in the study. Based on the RNs’ existing information management system requirements, a graphic information flow model was constructed. Conclusion: This baseline study identified key components of LTC RNs’ information management system. The information flow model may assist HIT developers with future design and development of HIT solutions for LTCs, serve as a communication tool between RNs and developers to refine requirements and support further LTC HIT research.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/7249
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjecthealth information technologyen_US
dc.subjectinformation flowen_US
dc.subjectuser requirementsen_US
dc.subjectLong-term care (long-term care facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and LTC).en_US
dc.subjectnurse or nursing (RNs)en_US
dc.titleRegistered nurse practice and information flow in long-term care nursing homesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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