Applications of nursing information systems: Sharing the experience of implementation in a hospital

Min Chang, Juin Shu Lin, Yuanmay Chang, Ting Ting Lee*

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the rapid development of information technology, many information devices have been utilized in health environments to improve care quality. There are many factors involved in designing and implementing information systems, such as: using graphical user interface, user-oriented design, "Help" information, graphic capabilities, consistency of system interface and the redo function. There are different strategies for system implementation, such as: big-bang (directly cutover from the old to the new system), parallel (both old and new systems are used at the same time) and phased (gradually replacing the old with the new system step by step). The most commonly used method of system evaluation involves conducting a questionnaire survey. This paper provides an experience of topic choice, interface design, export outputs, installation process and difficulties encountered in implementing a nursing information system. The experience could serve as a reference for related healthcare institutions or agencies implementing nursing information applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Nursing information application
  • Nursing information system
  • System implementation


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