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Acceptance of a Mobile Application Supporting Nurses Workflow at Patient Bedside: Results from a Pilot Study

Published inStudies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 247, p. 506-510
Publication date2018

Supporting caregivers' workflow with mobile applications (apps) is a growing trend. At the bedside, apps can provide new ways to support the documentation process rather than using a desktop computer in a nursing office. Although these applications show potential, few existing reports have studied the real impact of such solutions. At the University Hospitals of Geneva, we developed BEDside Mobility, a mobile application supporting nurses' daily workflow. In a pilot study, the app was trialed in two wards for a period of one month. We collected data of the actual usage of the app and asked the users to complete a tailored technology acceptance model questionnaire at the end of the study period. Results show that participation remain stable with time with participants using in average the tool for almost 29 minutes per day. The technology acceptance questionnaires revealed a high usability of the app and good promotion from the institution although users did not perceive any increase in productivity. Overall, intent of use was divergent between promoters and antagonist. Furthermore, some participants considered the tool as an addition to their workload. This evaluation underlines the importance of helping all end users perceive the benefits of a new intervention since coworkers strong influence each other.

  • Documentation
  • Humans
  • Mobile Applications
  • Nursing Care
  • Pilot Projects
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Workflow
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EHRLER, Frédéric et al. Acceptance of a Mobile Application Supporting Nurses Workflow at Patient Bedside: Results from a Pilot Study. In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2018, vol. 247, p. 506–510. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-506
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