Survey finds nurses have reservations about wireless systems


Survey reveals nurses frustrated by computer systems.

A survey of nurses' attitudes towards computer systems reveals frustration with poor connectivity over wireless networks and cumbersome security measures. The survey conducted by Spyglass Consulting Group involved more than 100 nurses in acute care and ambulatory settings. In the survey, 64% of respondents indicated that wireless connectivity was not reliable enough to support point-of-care computing solutions. The nurses also reported that security safeguards often force them to log in computer systems as many as 80 times per day. In addition, many reported that integrating data from other departments or organizations made it difficult to access all patient information. The interviews were conducted between April and July 2007.

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