Selecting Automated Patient Care Systems
During the 1970s, a majority of hospitals installed automated information systems to facilitate their financial operations. These financial systems focused on manipulating large volumes of data faster and less expensively than the previous manual methods. The introduction of computerized financial systems in hospitals had minimal, if any, impact on the nursing department. Nursing administration generally was not involved in the selection or installation processes. As a result, the nursing department had very little exposure to the computer field and to the issues related to the selection of software systems.
KeywordsOrder Entry Health Care Environment Application Feature Installation Process Nursing Department
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