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Examining the Relationship Between Nursing Informatics Competency and the Quality of Information Processing

Al-Hawamdih Sajidah PhD RN; Ahmad, Muayyad M. PhD, RN
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: Post Author Corrections: July 24, 2017
doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000379
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The purpose of this study was to examine nursing informatics competency and the quality of information processing among nurses in Jordan. The study was conducted in a large hospital with 380 registered nurses. The hospital introduced the electronic health record in 2010. The measures used in this study were personal and job characteristics, self-efficacy, Self-Assessment Nursing Informatics Competencies, and Health Information System Monitoring Questionnaire. The convenience sample consisted of 99 nurses who used the electronic health record for at least 3 months. The analysis showed that nine predictors explained 22% of the variance in the quality of information processing, whereas the statistically significant predictors were nursing informatics competency, clinical specialty, and years of nursing experience. There is a need for policies that advocate for every nurse to be educated in nursing informatics and the quality of information processing.

The authors acknowledge the support funding from the University of Jordan and from Al-Ahliyya Amman University.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

Corresponding author: Muayyad M. Ahmad, PhD, RN, Adult Health Nursing, Clinical Nursing Department, School of Nursing, University of Jordan, Queen Rania St, Amman, Jordan 11942 (mma4jo@yahoo.com; mma4@ju.edu.jo).

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