The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Nursing Practice

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) used in the health sector approved many advantages [1]. They enhance patient-centered healthcare, improve quality of care, and health education. However, using ICTs remains difficult and entails changes to patients, healthcare workers, and healthcare institutions. The use of ICTs by nurses can impact on their practice. This summarizes the best evidence that undertakes the effects of ICTs on nursing practice.

JOJ

Nursing & Health Care Proceeding

JOJ Nurse Health Care

Volume 1 Issue 1 - April 2017

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The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Nursing Practice Nashi Masnad Alreshidi* Regional Nursing Administration in Hail Region, Saudi Arabia Submission: March 14, 2017; Published: April 05, 2017

*Corresponding author: Nashi Masnad Alreshidi, Continuing Nursing Education Director, Regional Nursing Administration in Hail Region, Saudi Arabia, Email:

Background Information and communication technologies (ICTs) used in the health sector approved many advantages [1]. They enhance patient-centered healthcare, improve quality of care, and health education. However, using ICTs remains difficult and entails changes to patients, healthcare workers, and healthcare institutions. The use of ICTs by nurses can impact on their practice. This summarizes the best evidence that undertakes the effects of ICTs on nursing practice.

Methods

This review included all studies that aim to evaluate the effect of ICTs on nursing care [2]. Electronic searching was conducted in many databases for the period between 2010 and 2016.

Results

The review revealed many types of interventions (ICTs). These interventions were compared according to the types of outcomes, and types of population. It was found that ICTs has implications for health policy, nursing care, and research [3]. Although some negative impact were illustrated, the effect of ICTs on patient and care workers satisfaction was introduced This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

in addition to sparing nursing time and limit resources consumption [4].

Conclusion

ICTs have been widely accepted by health care workers. Nurses revealed more positive provisions of ICTs more than negatives. Nurses self-confidence in using these technologies was also evident.

References

1. Gagnon MP, Breton E, Pare G, Courcy F, Cote J, et al. (2013) Influence technologies and information et des communications sure le maintain en posted des informers (The influence of information and communication technologies on nurses’ retention).

2. Gagnon MP, Desmartis M, Labrecque M, Car J, Pagliari C, et al. (2012) Systematic review of factors influencing the adoption of information and communication technologies by healthcare professionals. J Med Syst 36(1): 241-277. 3. While A, Dewsbury G (2011) Nursing and information and communication technology (ICT): a discussion of trends and future directions. Int J Nurs Stud 48(10): 1302-1310.

4. De Veer AJ, Fleuren MAH, Bekkema N, Francke AL (2011) Successful implementation of new technologies in nursing care: a questionnaire survey of nurse-users. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak.

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