Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Participate in the HIMSS Impact of Nursing Informatics 2008Survey!

Please forward the message below, as you feel appropriate, to your colleagues and membership organizations. The findings of the study will be made available for public use. On behalf of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community – thank you in advance!

Exploring the Impact of a Profession

Participate in the HIMSS Impact of Nursing Informatics 2008 Survey!

Over the course of the past years, HIMSS has surveyed the nursing informatics community to gain an understanding of the role of the informatics nurse professional. This year our survey, sponsored by McKesson, addresses the value and impact that informatics nurse professionals bring to the bedside, industry and you. Initial results will be presented during the 2009 HIMSS Annual Conference in Chicago, followed by subsequent press releases and articles with complete findings and analysis that we will make publicly available.

At this time, we are seeking individuals in leadership roles across all settings to take a few moments to complete our on-line survey. Please visit this link today to participate in the study and forward this link to your organizational leadership. These responses will provide valuable information and helps ensure this study accurately reflects the impact of nursing informatics today.

*Survey link:

*If you forward this message please forward the message first, then take the survey, otherwise your survey answers will be forwarded.


Christel Anderson, Senior Manager, Clinical Informatics
HIMSS, transforming healthcare through IT
230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

RCN e-health survey

The Royal College of Nursing has today published the results of it's annual e-health survey conducted by Medix. which used an online questionnaire to obtain the attitudes and experiences of 2,600 members towards IT and their perceptions of the new electronic patient record.

The results of the 2007 survey show that:

* Two thirds of nurses (66%) welcome the introduction of an electronic patient record. This figure is higher (76%) in nurses who have experience of using records in this format.

* 58% of nurses do not believe or do not know that the NHS can deliver an electronic record in the foreseeable future.

* 66% say they have not been consulted about the record's development

* 55% of nurses say they have not received any IT training within working time in the last six months

* And 45% say they share a computer with five or more people while 16% share a machine with more than 20 people.

The perceived effect of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) on clinical care continues a downward trend with now only 42% of respondents believing it will improve clinical care compared to 70% in 2004.

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