International priorities for research in nursing informatics for patient care

Dawn W Dowding, Leanne M Currie, Elizabeth Borycki, Susan Clamp, Jesus Favela, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Peter Gardner, Susan Hamer, Nicholas Hardiker, Owen Johnson, Rebecca Lawton, Ann O'Brien, Rebecca Randell, Johanna Westbrook, Zac Whitewood-Moores, Patricia C Dykes

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    The Nursing Informatics International Research Network (NIIRN) is a group of experts who are collaborating on the development of internationally relevant research programs for nursing informatics. In this paper we outline key findings of a survey exploring international research priorities for nursing informatics. The survey was available online during May-August 2012. Respondents were asked to rate each of 20 listed research topics in terms of respondent's views of its priority for nursing informatics research. 468 completed surveys were received representing respondents from six World Health Organization regions. The two most highly ranked areas of importance for research were development of systems to provide real time feedback to nurses and assessment of the impact of HIT on nursing care and patient outcomes. The lowest ranked research topics were theory development and integrating genomic data into clinical information systems. The identification of these priorities provides a basis for future international collaborative research in the field of nursing informatics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)372-6
    Number of pages5
    JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Health Care Surveys
    • Health Priorities
    • Internationality
    • Nurses
    • Nursing Care
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Nursing Research
    • Journal Article
    • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't


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