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Criteria for Clinical Information Technology Device Selection: What Do Nurse Executives Need to Know?

Carlson, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN; Catrambone, Catherine D. PhD, RN; Nauseda, Susan MBA, RN, PMP; Oder, Karl MS; Slaughter, Whitney MSN, RN; Brown, Frederick M. Jr DNP, RN, ONC

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 12 - p 623–626
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000002
Departments: Spotlight on Technology

Hospital and healthcare’s “most wired” organizations were surveyed to determine the evaluative criteria in the selection of bedside devices for clinical documentation. Ranked results of the characteristics are presented. Results can be used to inform nurse executives about selection criteria to consider.

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Author Affiliations: Professor (Dr Carlson); Associate Professor (Dr Catrambone), College of Nursing; Director (Ms Nauseda), Corporate and Campus Systems; Instructor (Ms Nauseda); Instructor (Mr Oder), Health Systems Management; Staff Nurse (Ms Slaughter), Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Unit Director (Dr Brown), Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Carlson, 706 Waukegan Rd, 308, Glenview IL 60025 (

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