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|HIT: Healthcare Information Technology|
TNA and Texas Organization for Nurse Executives (TONE) Collaborate on Health IT
In 2010, Texas Nurses Association stepped up efforts to enable the use of informatics in nursing practice and education in Texas for the sake of safer, higher quality patient care. The TNA Board of Directors created a Health Information Technology (HIT) Task Force and in concert with the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE) appointed members from each organization to serve, among them some of Texas’ noted nursing informaticists.
Study Engaging Over 1,150 Nurses
In 2014, the TNA/TONE HIT Committee was charged with examining how Texas nurses across the state were affected by electronic health records (EHRs). The committee aimed to establish baseline measures of satisfaction and suggest improvement strategies to be deployed in 2016. In 2017, the committee will evaluate their impact.
The committee has released the report of their findings:
This information will help to inform statewide efforts to improve the use of HIT for nurses and associated stakeholders. In addition, findings will be used to inform health care organizations about the current experience of Texas nurses with clinical information system (CIS)/electronic health record (EHR) implementation. The report may also be used as a foundation for future studies and comparisons with national benchmarks.