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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-129

Relationship between electronic medical record utilization and the quality of nursing care at Pediatric Oncology Hospital


1 Nursing Information (B.Sc. Nursing), Faculty of Nursing, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Professor of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
3 Assistant Professor of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
4 Professor of Pediatric Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Shimaa Ali Abd-Elmaksoud Romman
Clinical Instructor, El Araby Hospital, El Monfufya
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ENJ.ENJ_20_17

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Background Adopting of electronic medical record is to improve the quality of nursing care by new solutions to make the nursing have the scope of patient centered care. Aim To assess the effect of using electronic medical record on the quality of nursing care. Descriptive correlational design was utilized to attain the aim of the present study. Sample Convenient samples of 94 nurses. Setting In pediatric oncology Hospital were recruited in the study. Tools Data was collected through 3 tools developed by the researcher: First tool: demographic data sheet for staff nurses, second tool: electronic medical record nurses practice observational checklist to observe the nurse competencies on electronic medical record, Third tool: quality of nursing care observational chick list to observe nursing care provided to pediatric oncology patients. Results The study shows that there is a highly statistical significances correlation between electronic medical recording and quality of nursing care dimensions. Conclusion The present study concluded the utilization of electronic medical record by nurses was effective in providing high quality of nursing care. Recommendations preparing separated orientation program for the super-user, charge nurse and the supervision levels so that they can detect and follow the data entry defect of the nurses and guide them.


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