Document Type : original research
Ph.D. in Health information management, Medical Informatics Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
M.Sc. in Health Information Technology, Afzali Pour Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
Aim: This study aimed to evaluate nurses' perspectives on the nursing information system (NIS).
Method: In this cross-sectional study, 120 nurses participated. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire developed based on content analysis of related literature. The questionnaire comprises 39 specific questions, and the experts confirmed the validity of the questionnaire, and the instrument's reliability was calculated by Cronbach Alpha (α =0.88). Data were analyzed by SPSS Statistics version 22 using descriptive and analytic statistics.
Results: The majority of nurses (50%) believed that NIS reduces medical errors (strongly agree or agree). More than half of the participants (58%) stated that the NIS's tolerance is high (strongly agree or agree). 69% of them were satisfied with the capabilities of the NIS (strongly agree or agree).
Conclusion: According to the results, the NIS status is poor and more attention is needed in designing and developing hospital software.