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Title Effect of Computerized Nursing Documentation on Clinical Care Activities in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Author(s) Judith A. Heermann, PhD., RN, Angela Starkey, BSN, RN, Cheryl B. Thompson, PhD., RN
Source AMIA 2005 Symposium Proceedings, Pages 977-977
Publisher Omnipress
Publication Date Nov. 2005
Abstract A point of care computerized nursing documentation system is being evaluated to determine if the implementation resulted in a timesaving for neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) while preparing for patient rounds. A benefit of the hypothesized decreased work process is earlier initiation of care changes thus improving care quality. Observable activities within the work process were timed before and again 4 months after implementation of the computerized nursing documentation system. Data will be analyzed and results reported.


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