Abstract—In the past 30 years, information technology (IT) has become commonplace in the healthcare arena. IT provides beneficial attributes in easing the documentation processes in healthcare while creating a host of new documentation challenges. Usability is one problem of bedside computer charting that takes the nurse’s attention away from direct patient care time. The problem addressed in this proposal is that IT documentation does not always provide precision upon reviewing the patient care information. For example, a system that is not specialty specific may not ask accurate questions to get targeted information to render optimal patient care. The purpose of this research study is to analyze IT connectivity and usability using qualitative meta-analysis summary by reviewing research that speaks to solving the challenges.
—Information technology (IT), connectivity, usability, patient centered care.
E. Nwosisi is with the Kaplan University and Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). L. Carl is with the Kaplan University School of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois (e-mail: email@example.com).
C. Nwosisi is with the Computer Science Department, The College of Westchester, White Plains, NY USA and Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Enid Nwosisi, Linda Carl, and Christopher Nwosisi, "A Meta-Analysis Summary of Information Technology Lack of Connectivity and Usability in Patient Centered Care," International Journal of Engineering and Technology
vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 512-517, 2012.