Destination bedside: Using research findings to visualize optimal unit layouts and health information technology in support of bedside care

Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum, New York, NY 10018, USA.
The Journal of nursing administration (Impact Factor: 1.27). 05/2012; 42(5):256-65. DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182480918
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This study explored the impact of unit design and healthcare information technology (HIT) on nursing workflow and patient-centered care (PCC). Healthcare information technology and unit layout-related predictors of nursing workflow and PCC were measured during a 3-phase study involving questionnaires and work sampling methods. Stepwise multiple linear regressions demonstrated several HIT and unit layout-related factors that impact nursing workflow and PCC.

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