1 Department of Health Information Management Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3 Department of Biostatistics and Public Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
4 Department of Health Information Management and Technology, Kashan University of Medical sciences, Kashan, Iran
Analysis of humanitarian issues affecting the implementation time of information systems to increase the acceptance of these systems is essential.
The aim of this study was to assess the behavioral feasibility of the clinical nursing information system.
An applied cross-sectional study was conducted with 348 nurses in 2015. Data were collected by face to face interviews and a questionnaire containing 33 questions, which were rated on a 5-point Likert scale. Face and content validity of the questionnaire was confirmed, and its reliability was estimated 0.90 through Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Data were analyzed using chi-square tests and t-test.
An average score of behavioral feasibility was 67.44%. The rate of supply provided for implementing the clinical nursing information system was 55.2%, which was in a semi-favorable level. The necessity of system deployment in the clinical nursing sector had the highest frequency (88.2%) and interference of redesigning structures with the current work had the lowest frequency (43.6%).
The possibility of implementation of the clinical nursing information system in a behavioral dimension is at a semi-favorable level. To increase the acceptance of the system, presenting a new system as a positive change and further training of the nurses is recommended.
Keywords: Behavioral, Clinical nursing information, Feasibility, Information system, Nursing information system, Psychometric.
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