Take the Survey on Nurses’ Experience with Clinical Information Systems 

Nurses play a critical role in health care delivery. As the health care professionals most actively engaged in direct patient care, nurses are well positioned to provide leadership in clinical processes and quality improvements needed to provide the highest quality patient care. Documentation burden is a well-established concern among nurses and other health care providers. It cuts into time spent with patients and contributes to burnout and workplace dissatisfaction. But improvement requires understanding of the scope and depth of the problem.  Michigan nurses are encouraged to participate in a study assessing nurses’ experiences with clinical information systems and the functionality and usefulness of those systems in care delivery.

The project among MONL, ANA-Michigan, and the University of Detroit Mercy seeks to understand Michigan nurses’ experiences with clinical information systems so researchers, policy makers and clinicians can better understand nurses’ moral distress with the burden of documentation and work together to develop necessary improvements. The study is part of a larger collaboration with the Texas Nurses Association, the Texas Organization for Nursing Leadership and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center that will allow for a state to state comparison of data. 
Survey participation is voluntary and important. Results are 100% confidential and will be used for national benchmarking of nurses’ experiences with clinical information systems. Survey participants will have the opportunity to review the results reports from MONL’s and ANA-Michigan’s Web pages.
Chief nursing officers can use a sample language to encourage their nurse staffs’ participation in the survey.

An introduction to the survey and informed consent information is available HERE.


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