Required Readings

Patty Brennan

Brennan, P. F., Moore, S. M., Bjornsdottir, G., Jones, J., Visovsky, C., & Rogers, M. (2001). HeartCare: An Internet‐based information and support system for patient home recovery after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Journal of Advanced Nursing35(5), 699–708.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 The authors of this article discuss the use of a tool called “HeartCare,” an Internet-based support and information system for patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The article describes a randomized controlled study to evaluate the outcomes of patients who used the HeartCare system.

Brennan, P., Ripich, S., & Moore, S. (1991). The use of home-based computers to support persons living with AIDS/ARC. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 8(1), 3–14.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 The authors of this article elaborate on their development of a computer network (ComputerLink) that provides home-care support to AIDS and AIDS-related complex patients. The article describes a study that examines the feasibility of using such home-based computer networks to inform patients.

Diane Skiba

Hardin, R. C., & Skiba, D. J. (1982). A comparative analysis of computer literacy education for nurses. In Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer Application in Medical Care (p. 525). American Medical Informatics Association. Copyright 1982 by IEEE. Reprinted by permission of IEEE via the Copyright Clearance Center.

 This article provides insight on the learning curve for nurses in becoming computer literate. The article analyzes how different approaches can affect the development of computer literacy in nurses.

Billings, D., Connors, H., & Skiba, D. (2001). Benchmarking best practices in Web-based nursing courses. Advances In Nursing Science, 23(3), 41–52.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 The authors of this article explore a framework and processes used to decipher the best practices in online learning communities for nursing courses. The article explains how benchmarks were developed and the results of a survey using the benchmarks.

Skiba, D. J., & Cohen, E. (2000). Case management and technology: A necessary fit for the future. Nursing Administration Quarterly25(1), 132–141.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This article examines how case management is more difficult without the support of technology. The authors stress the need for case management to be digitized to promote a more efficient means of tracking patients.

Danny Sands

Rodriguez, N. J., Borges, J. A., Soler, Y., Murillo, V., & Sands, D. Z. (2004, June). A usability study of physicians’ interaction with PDA and laptop applications to access an electronic patient record system. In Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2004. CBMS 2004. Proceedings. 17th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (pp. 153–160). IEEE. 

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. 

 This article highlights a study of physicians’ use of PDAs and laptop applications to access an electronic patient record system. The article compares the benefits of PDAs and laptops.

Sands, D. Z. (1999). Electronic patient-centered communication: Managing risks, managing opportunities, managing care. American Journal of Managed Care5(12), 1569–1571.

Copyright 1999 by Intellisphere, LLC. Reprinted by permission of Intellisphere, LLC via the Copyright Clearance Center.

 This article provides a perspective on the risks, opportunities, and changes in care management associated with electronic patient-centered communication. The article supplies an extensive literature review of this area.

McCrossan, B. A., Grant, B., Morgan, G. J., Sands, A. J., Craig, B., & Casey, F. A. (2008). Diagnosis of congenital heart disease in neonates by videoconferencing: An eight-year experience.Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare14(3), 137–140.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article describes an 8-year study performed to test the viability of performing diagnoses of congenital heart disease using videoconferencing. The authors debate the effectiveness of echocardiograms, hands-on tests, telemedicine, and telecare.

Safran, C., Rind, D. M., Davis, R. B., Ives, D., Sands, D. Z., Currier, J., et al. (1995). Guidelines for management of HIV infection with computer-based patient’s record. The Lancet346(8971), 341–346. 

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This article describes an early trial of the use of electronic messages to promote adherence to clinical practice guidelines related to HIV infections. The authors discuss the structure and guidelines behind the computer-based patient records and their role in managing HIV infection.

Lucian Leape

Bates, D. W., Cohen, M., Leape, L. L., Overhage, J. M., Shabot, M. M., & Sheridan, T. (2001). Reducing the frequency of errors in medicine using information technology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association8(4), 299–308. 

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This white paper describes how using information technology in the provision of care can help reduce the frequency and consequences of errors in medical care. The authors provide specific recommendations for reducing medical errors through the use of information technology.

Hunt, D. L., Haynes, R. B., Hanna, S. E., & Smith, K. (1998). Effects of computer-based clinical decision support systems on physician performance and patient outcomes: A systematic review. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association280(15), 1339–1346.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

In this article, the authors describe a systematic review of all the literature on the effects of computer-based clinical decision support systems (CDSSs). The authors explain their findings and how CDSSs can improve clinical performance in determining drug dosing, preventive care, and other areas of medical care.

Jha, A. K., Kuperman, G. J., Teich, J. M., Leape, L., Shea, B., Rittenberg, E., et al. (1998). Identifying adverse drug events: Development of a computer-based monitor and comparison with chart review and stimulated voluntary report. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association5(3), 305–314.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This article describes the findings of a study that tested the effectiveness of a computer-based adverse drug event (ADE) monitor. The authors analyze how well the computer-based monitor identified ADEs when compared to traditional chart reviews and voluntary reports.

Leape, L. L., Berwick, D. M., & Bates, D. W. (2002). What practices will most improve safety? JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association288(4), 501–507.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

 This article features three patient safety leaders discussing implementing evidence-based safety practices versus implementing those that are effective but that possess little published support. The authors point out the limitations of waiting for randomized controlled trials to implement obvious strategies for improving patient safety. 

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