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Integrating health information technology safety into nursing informatics competencies


Borycki, EM and Cummings, E and Kushniruk, AW and Saranto, K, Integrating health information technology safety into nursing informatics competencies, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 232 pp. 222-228. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-738-2-222


Nursing informatics competencies are constantly changing in response to advances in the health information technology (HIT) industry and research emerging from the fields of nursing and health informatics. In this paper we build off the work of Staggers and colleagues in defining nursing informatics competencies at five levels: the beginning nurse, the experienced nurse, the nursing informatics specialist, the nursing informatics innovator and the nursing informatics researcher in the area of HIT safety. The work represents a significant contribution to the literature in the area of nursing informatics competency development as it extends nursing informatics competencies to include those focused on the area of technology-induced errors and HIT safety.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:technology induced error, health information technology, safety, patient safety, nursing, competencies, nursing informatics
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:113816
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-01-23
Last Modified:2018-09-25
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