Inadequate implementation of electronic health records (EHR) systems leads to errors that could put patients at risk, according to newly released research conducted in collaboration with faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Nursing. UNC-Chapel Hill was one of four research sites participating in the study, the results from which were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). From each of the four health centers, investigators analyzed mouse clicks, keystrokes and video data from participating physicians’ EHR use. The teams found the time taken … Continued
Assistant Professor Rebecca Kitzmiller and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson together with colleagues from the University of Virginia authored “Advancing Continuous Predictive Analytics Monitoring: Moving from Implementation to Clinical Action in a Learning Health System” a manuscript recently published in Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.
Assistant Professor Saif Khairat and Associate Professor Debbie Travers worked with SON students Aniesha Dukkipati and Heather Lauria on the study “The Impact of Visualization Dashboards on Quality of Care and Clinician Satisfaction: Integrative Literature Review” which was published in the April-June issue of JMIR Human Factors. The aim of their literature review was to identify gaps in past studies and inform future research into the use of dashboards visualizing electronic health record information for health care providers.
Britton Study Examines Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis and Management Among Women of Reproductive Age
New research demonstrates that diabetes is increasingly common in young adults and disproportionately affects women of color. In a new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health, Laura Britton, PhD Candidate, BSN, RN demonstrated that there were significant racial/ethnic variation in the rates of diabetes and level of diabetes management among women 24-32 years of age. Notably, the rate of diabetes among black women was more than three times that of white women in this age group. “I have a background in women’s health, so I’ve been concerned about the … Continued
Preventing falls is a top priority in nursing homes, as they often lead to injuries and loss of function and independence. To understand when and why falls happen is key, and validated process measures that correlate with patient outcomes are needed for research and quality improvement. A study in the May issue of the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA) shows that clinical vignettes completed by nursing home staff have a greater association with resident recurrent fall rates than traditional chart abstraction process measures and may be useful … Continued
Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! SON Faculty members Shawn M. Kneipp, Todd A. Schwartz, Sheila Santacroce, Hudson P. Santos Jr., and Ruth Anderson recently had their paper “Trends in Health Disparities, Health Inequity, and Social Determinants of Health Research” published in Nursing Research. Professor Julee Waldrop had her editorial “Preventing Gun Injuries and Deaths is a Professional Responsibility” recently published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
The 2nd Edition of Quality and safety in nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes edited by Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood and Jane Barnsteiner has been awarded first place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for ‘Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development’. The first edition has been translated into Swedish, Korean, Chinese and now Italian. Carol Durham and Kathy Alden have a chapter on simulation. Congratulations to all!
Associate Professor Jennifer Leeman has co-authored two articles with SON students that have been published recently. Hillman Scholar Sallie Allgood and Dr. Leeman authored “School health implementation tools: a mixed methods evaluation of factors influencing their use” which was published recently in Implementation Science. With DNP student Kelly Might Wilson, she authored “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” which was published in Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Professor Donna Havens also contributed to the article.
Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! Hillman Scholar Kelly Tan and Associate Professor Beth Black recently had their paper “A systematic review of healthcare provider perceptions of perceived barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in primary care settings the Southeastern United States” published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care DNP Student Kelly Might Wilson and Professor Donna Havens had their article “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” published in Journal of Interprofessional Education … Continued