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Developing an Information System for Nursing in Acute Care Contexts

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posted on 2015-06-24, 00:00 authored by Lemai NguyenLemai Nguyen, Peter HaddadPeter Haddad, H Moghimi, K Coleman, Bernice Redley, Mari BottiMari Botti, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
The objective of this study, which is part of a wider longitudinal research project, was to assess the
fidelity and feasibility of a NIS for acute care contexts. In order to do this, principles of design science
research and user-centred design were drawn upon. The stages of the study discussed in this paper
involved nurses as the intended users and evaluated the system at two early stages of development; user
acceptance of the concept and testing of the prototype using simulation. Analyses of data collected in
the early stages of the research highlight the importance of nurses’ involvement during system
development to ensure fidelity for nursing work. Findings from this research provide suggestions about
the potential for the NIS to improve nurses work processes and factors likely to impact the usability and
acceptability of the system for nursing work. In addition, the need for co-evaluation of both the problem
space as well as solution space in design science is confirmed. Face validity of the solution has been
established. In addition, lessons have been incorporated into the refinement of the tool and will be
evaluated in a large scale clinical trial which will involve multiple hospitals.



Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS)


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PACIS 2015 Proceedings

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