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  • Research Article   
  • J Health Med Informat 2015, Vol 6(4): 201
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000201

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

Songul Cinaroglu1* and Keziban AVCI2
1FEAS Department of Health Care Management, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara, Turkey
2Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital, Atatürk Bulvari Kizilay, , Sokak No:4 Sihhiye – Ankara, Turkey
*Corresponding Author : Songul Cinaroglu, FEAS Department of Health Care Management, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara, Turkey, Tel: +903124832902, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: May 28, 2015 / Accepted Date: Aug 10, 2015 / Published Date: Aug 17, 2015

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.

Keywords: Electronic health records; Medical and surgical nurses; Adaptation to technology

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.

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