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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.

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