Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Nursing Care: Results of an Overview of Systematic Reviews

by Geneviève Rouleau, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, José Côté et al.
Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2017): April

21 pp. 1.7 MB
http://www.jmir.org/article/viewFile/jmir_v19i4e122/2

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming an impetus for quality health care delivery by nurses. The use of ICTs by nurses can impact their practice, modifying the ways in which they plan, provide, document, and review clinical care. An overview of systematic reviews was conducted to develop a broad picture of the dimensions and indicators of nursing care that have the potential to be influenced by the use of ICTs. The findings led to the identification of 19 indicators related to nursing care that are impacted by the use of ICTs. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first attempt to apply the nursing care performance framework (NCPF) in the ICTs’ context. This broad representation could be kept in mind when it will be the time to plan and to implement emerging ICTs in health care settings.

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