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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2005;11(4):361-370.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2005.11.4.361    Published online December 31, 2005.
Long Term Effects of Hospital Information System on Nurses' Job Pattern and Satisfaction, and Attitudes Toward HIS
Myong Hwa Park, Chul Ho Jung, Yoon Nyun Kim, Sung Ryung Lee, Kyung Il Yoon, Ki Jung Ju
1School of Nursing, Keimyung University, Korea.
2Department of Medical Information School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Korea.
3Health Care Information and Technology Center, Keimyung University, Korea.
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effects of Hospital Information System(HIS) on nurses' job pattern and satisfaction, and attitudes toward electronic medical record system.

METHODS: Prospective survey using repeated measures design was performed to compare the changes between 2 years and 4 years after introduction of HIS in a tertiary hospital. Participants were 374 nurses working in the target hospital. Questionnaire was developed by researchers based on Walker, Eyman, Krall, Prophet, and Flanagan(1996)'s study and consisted of 21 questions about job pattern, job satisfaction, and attitudes toward computerization and paper record system.

RESULTS: Overall time for documentation, shift reporting, communication with other departments were reduced. Otherwise, direct nursing time was not increased after HIS. Nurses showed positive responses on changes of job pattern after HIS while job satisfaction has been decreased. In addition, nurses' attitudes toward hospital information system and paper medical record system showed they were accepting computerized information system.

CONCLUSION: This study identified the long-term positive effects of HIS and the need for nursing sensitive hospital information system.

Key Words: Hospital Information System, Nurse, Job Satisfaction, Attitude


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