Development of the electronic health records for nursing education (EHRNE) software program

Kowitlawakul, Yanika, Wang, Ling and Chan, Sally Wai-Chi (2012) Development of the electronic health records for nursing education (EHRNE) software program. Nurse Education Today, 33 12: 1529-1535. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.12.001

Author Kowitlawakul, Yanika
Wang, Ling
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Title Development of the electronic health records for nursing education (EHRNE) software program
Journal name Nurse Education Today   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0260-6917
Publication date 2012-12
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2012.12.001
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 12
Start page 1529
End page 1535
Total pages 7
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper outlines preliminary research of an innovative software program that enables the use of an electronic health record in a nursing education curriculum. The software application program is called EHRNE, which stands for Electronic Heath Record for Nursing Education. The aim of EHRNE is to enhance student's learning of health informatics when they are working in the simulation laboratory. Integrating EHRNE into the nursing curriculum exposes students to electronic health records before they go into the workplace. A qualitative study was conducted using focus group interviews of nine nursing students. Nursing students' perceptions of using the EHRNE application were explored. The interviews were audio-taped and transcribed verbatim. The data was analyzed following the Colaizzi (1978) guideline. Four main categories that related to the EHRNE application were identified from the interviews: functionality, data management, timing and complexity, and accessibility. The analysis of the data revealed advantages and limitations of using EHRNE in the classroom setting. Integrating the EHRNE program into the curriculum will promote students' awareness of electronic documentation and enhance students' learning in the simulation laboratory. Preliminary findings suggested that before integrating the EHRNE program into the nursing curriculum, educational sessions for both students and faculty outlining the software's purpose, advantages, and limitations were needed. Following the educational sessions, further investigation of students' perceptions and learning using the EHRNE program is recommended.
Keyword Electronic health records
Nursing education
Health information technology
Nursing informatics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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