Nurses' experiences using a nursing information system: Early stage of technology implementation

Ting Ting Lee*

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Adoption of information technology in nursing practice has become a trend in healthcare. The impact of this technology on users has been widely studied, but little attention has been given to its influence at the beginning stage of implementation. Knowing the barriers to adopting technology could shorten this transition stage and minimize its negative influences. The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' experiences in the early stage of implementing a nursing information system. Focus groups were used to collect data at a medical center in Taiwan. The results showed that nurses had problems with the system's content design, had insufficient training, were concerned about data security, were stressed by added work, and experienced poor interdisciplinary cooperation. To smooth this beginning stage, the author recommends involving nurses early in the system design, providing sufficient training in keyboard entry skills, redesigning workflow, and improving interdisciplinary communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-300
Number of pages7
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Focus group interviews
  • Nursing information system
  • Qualitative study
  • Technology
  • User experiences


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