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Benefits of Bedside Terminals—Myth or Reality?

  • Evelyn J. S. Hovenga
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Abstract

To completely realize their benefits, bedside terminals need to be part of a fully integrated hospital-wide information system. Such a system is capable of consolidating all patient data from admission to discharge and beyond. Furthermore, an integrated system requires all data to be entered only once. The use of bedside terminals alone does not determine whether benefits become a myth or reality; the effectiveness of the system plus the organizational climate within which it is used determine this. Bedside ter­minals provide the greatest benefits when they are used by all health care professionals delivering a patient service, to access the patient’s computer­ized medical record and to document their observations and treatment/care provided at the point of care.

Keywords

Organizational Climate Anticipate Benefit Service Benefit American Nurse Association Nursing Data 
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