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Research Article

Comparison of Medical and Surgical Nurses Attitudes toward Usage of Electronic Health Records

Songul Cinaroglu1* and Keziban AVCI2

1Hacettepe University, FEAS Department of Health Care Management, Beytepe Ankara, Turkey

2Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital, Atatürk Bulvari Kizilay, Sokak No:4 Sihhiye – Ankara-Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Songul Cinaroglu
Hacettepe University
FEAS Department of Health Care Management
Beytepe Ankara, Turkey
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Received date: May 28, 2015 Accepted date: August 10, 2015 Published date: August 17, 2015

Citation: Cinaroglu S, AVCI K (2015) Comparison of Medical and Surgical Nurses Attitudes toward Usage of Electronic Health Records. J Health Med Informat 6:201. doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000201

Copyright: © 2015 Cinaroglu S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: Health care is an organizational field that information and technology improves quickly. With ensuring health professionals adaptation to this new information and technology environment, it is possible to achieve quality and productivity improvement goal in health care. It is known that different clinical expertises bring differences in presentation of health services.
Aim: In this study it was aimed to compare nurses’ assessments about electronic health records usage. Materials and methods: Data analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Chi-square test and independent sample student-t test.
Results: At the end of the analysis it was found that nurses’ assessments about electronic health records usage has a meaningful difference according to different clinical expertise (t=2.40, p < 0.05).
Conclusion: Results of this study shows that surgical nurses’ who are forefront with “technical abilities” have more positive assessments about usage of electronic health records when they compared with medical nurses who are forefront with “patient centered” abilities.

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