Evaluating nurses acceptance of hospital information systems: a case study of a tertiary care hospital

Mohamed Khalifa*

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This study aims at evaluating hospital information systems (HIS) acceptance factors among nurses, in order to provide suggestions for successful HIS implementation. The study used mainly quantitative survey methods to collect data directly from nurses through a questionnaire. The availability of computers in the hospital was one of the most influential factors, with a special emphasis on the unavailability of laptop computers and computers on wheels to facilitate immediate data entry and retrieval when nurses are at the point of care. Nurses believed that HIS might frequently slow down the process of care delivery and increase the time spent by patients inside the hospital especially during slow performance and responsiveness phases. Recommendations were classified into three main areas; improving system performance and availability of computers in the hospital, increasing organizational support in the form of providing training and protected time for nurses' to learn and enhancing users' feedback by listening to their complaints and considering their suggestions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing informatics 2016
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth for all : every level collaboration - from project to realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Paula M. Procter, Patrick Weber
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996583
ISBN (Print)9781614996576
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 25 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016

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  • Acceptance
  • Hospital information systems
  • Nurses
  • Satisfaction


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