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Current Trends in Nursing Informatics: Results of an International Survey.

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1
University of Turku, Finland.
2
University of Maryland, USA.
3
Carlow University, USA.
4
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
5
Instituto Federal do ParanĂ¡, Brazil.
6
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
7
Deakin University, Australia.
8
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.
9
University of Washington, USA.
10
Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.
11
Coldstream, Canada.
12
University of Minnesota, USA.
13
University of British Columbia, Canada.
14
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.
15
Hospital Italiano, Argentina.
16
Benguet State University, Philippines.
17
Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA.

Abstract

Nursing informatics (NI) can help provide effective and safe healthcare. This study aimed to describe current research trends in NI. In the summer 2015, the IMIA-NI Students Working Group created and distributed an online international survey of the current NI trends. A total of 402 responses were submitted from 44 countries. We identified a top five NI research areas: standardized terminologies, mobile health, clinical decision support, patient safety and big data research. NI research funding was considered to be difficult to acquire by the respondents. Overall, current NI research on education, clinical practice, administration and theory is still scarce, with theory being the least common. Further research is needed to explain the impact of these trends and the needs from clinical practice.

PMID:
27332419
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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