The application of pen-based computer technology to home health care

Christine Kovner, Lynda Schuchman, Catherine Mallard

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Abstract

The purpose of this project was to study the applicability of pen-based computer technology to home health care through the development of a pen-based computer system for a Hospital/Community-Patient Review Instrument (H/C-PRI) used for nursing home placement. The sample included nurses (n = 12) from the four regional Visiting Nurse Service of New York offices, as well as all patients on whom a H/C-PRI was completed during the pre-period (n = 238) and patients on whom a H/C-PRI was completed during the post-period (n = 238). The quality of documentation was higher for patients whose H/C-PRI was performed using the pen-based computer (0% calculation errors) than for those patients whose H/C-PRI was documented in the usual manner (11% calculation errors).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalComputers in nursing
Volume15
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Home health care
  • Nurse
  • Pen-based computer
  • Time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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