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NURS 6420 Supporting Workflow in Healthcare Systems: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NURS 6420 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bernstein, M. L. (2007, Winter). Five constants of information technology adoption in healthcare. Hospital Topics, 85(1), 17–25.

Borycki, E. M., Kushniruk, A. W., Kuwata, S., & Kannry, J. (2006). Use of simulation approaches to clinical workflow. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 61–65.

Brumleve, R. (2006). The benefits of a preimplementation phase in electronic medical record implementation project.CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 24(5), 253-255.

Carr, D.M. (2004). A team approach to EHR implementation and maintenance. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 34, 15-16.

Cybulski, P., Zantinge, J., & Abbott-McNeil, D. (2006, Fall). Embracing technology? Using change management strategies to improve the use of continuous lateral rotation therapy. Dynamics, 17(3), 28–32.

Fullerton, C., Aponte, P., Hopkins, R., III, Bragg, D., & Ballard, D. J. (2006). Lessons learned from pilot site implementation of an ambulatory electronic health record. Baylor University Medical Center, 19(4), 303–310.

Johnson, D. (2005, November). A roadmap to optimizing sterile processing workflow. Healthcare Purchasing News, 29(11), 30–34.

Kirkley D., & Stein, M. (2004, July/August). Nurses and clinical technology: Sources of resistance and strategies for acceptance. Nursing Economic$, 22(4), 216–222.

Lavin, M., Sierzega, G., Pucklavage, D., Kleinbach, D., Gogal, C., & Bokovoy, J. (2007, November). Carts and care. Nursing Management, 38(11), 16–18.

Lykowski, G., & Mahoney, D. (2004, February). Computerized provider order entry improves workflow and outcomes. Nursing Management, IT Solutions Supplement, 35(2), 40G–40H.

Malhotra, S., Jordan, D., & Patel, V. L. (2005). Workflow modeling in critical care: Piecing your own puzzle. American Medical Informatics Association’s Annual Symposium Proceedings, 480–484.

Piechowski, R. (2006). Making CPOE work: Redesign workflows to optimize benefits. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.

Ross C., & Banchy, P. (2007, November). The key to CPOE. Health Management Technology, 28(11), 22, 24.

Sensmeier, J. (2004, December). Transform workflow through selective implementation. Nursing Management, 35(12), 46–52.

Sharit, J., Czaja, S., Augenstein, J., Balasubramanian, G., & Schell, V. (2006, May/June). Assessing the information environment in intensive care units. Behaviour & Information Technology, 25(3), 207–220.

Szydlowski, S., & Smith, C. (2009). Perspectives from nurse leaders and chief information officers on health information technology implementation. Hospital Topics, 87(1), 3-9.

Unertl, K. M., Weinger, M. B., & Johnson K. B. (2006). Applying direct observation to model workflow and assess adoption. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 794–798.

Other Readings

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