Transitions in care from hospital to home care: Identifying informatics opportunities to support nurse decision making through improved health information technology
Bass' research group has been working with three diverse homecare agencies with three different electronic health record systems to address this problem. They conducted three focus groups (one at each agency) as well as 36 observations of homecare admissions (six nurses at each of the three agencies, two patients per nurse). They characterized the nature of the admission nurses’ work with respect to important decisions in order to identify their information and decision-making needs and how clinical work may be mediated by technology. This talk will present their findings regarding information requirements, decision-making, and workflow and provide insights on whether the electronic health record systems are helping. The talk will also present recommendations that address homecare admitting nurses’ information requirements, decision-making, and workflow.
Bass is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research in the College of Nursing and Health professions at Drexel University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Information Science in Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics. She also holds affiliate status in Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.
Thursday, March 5 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rogers Hall, 226
2000 SW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97331