Attitude on EHRM & Computer Application in Health Care among the Staff Nurses Working at District Civil Hospital, Dadra Nagar Haveli
Ramanadin, P. Vadivukkarasi
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Technology is strongly influencing the today’s world. Health care field also much persuaded by the evolving technology. Hence all the health care professionals should have up-to-date knowledge with current advancement. Knowledge develops when nurses combine & identify the relationship between different pieces of information. According to ANA scope & standards of nursing informatics practice, nursing informatics is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science & information science to manage & communicate data, information & knowledge in nursing practice. This study is focusing on the nurses’ attitude towards usage of computers in nursing profession. Quantitative approach with descriptive research design was used. Non- Probability convenient sampling technique was used to select 70 staff nurses working in Shri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, Silvassa. Self administered semi structured questionnaire was used to collect the tool. The tool consists of five sections. Section- I includes socio-demographic variables, Section- II includes perception of staff nurses on Electronic Health record monitoring, Section –III includes attitude of staff nurses on EHRM, Section – IV includes preference on EHRM & section – V includes PATCH Scale a standardized tool with 50 items to assess an attitude towards computer application in health care setup. Study was analyzed by using both descriptive & inferential statistics. Findings of the study shows that 27 of them had very low positive attitude, 12 of them had low positive attitude, 12 of them had very low negative attitude & 19 of them had low negative attitude. According to PATCH Scale 3 of them had uneasiness to use computers in health care, 30 of them got limited awareness, 35 of them got realistic view & only 2 of them had enthusiastic view. Present study shows that majority of the staff nurses are not having positive attitude towards Electronic Health Record Monitoring & not having enthusiastic & idealistic view towards using computers in health care. There are more comfortable with Case sheet method. This view can be changed by various method example in-service education programme on EHRM.