Table 2

Extract of literature review results

TitleStructured summaryAuthorYearGeographical locationStudy design/data collection technique
A comparative study of the attitudes of users and non-users towards computerised care planning.The aim of this study was to compare the attitudes of nurses who had little or no experience of computerised care planning (non‐users) with those who had at least 2 years’ experience (users). The study assessed levels of computer literacy among both cohorts and the training methods considered most appropriate to meet their needs.Getty et al131999Northern Ireland, UKComparative study
The approach was quantitative, using a questionnaire to collect data from 15 non‐ users and 14 users.
Assessment of nurses’ attitudes toward computerisation.The overall results of the study suggest that both non-users (n15) and users (n14) had favourable attitudes towards computerised care planning. The preferred teaching method identified by both groups was training by technical staff in the clinical areaStronge and Brodt141999USAQuestionnaire using Likert type scale, survey tool designed to elicit attitude statements
Health Informatics Education for Healthcare professionals. Final report to Department of HealthStudents views, as key stakeholders were taken into consideration. The study concluded that health informatics learning objectives had not been fully incorporated into formal educational programmes; Recommendation to incorporate health informatics into national curriculum and promote health informatics training for clinical educators.Murphy et al152001UKSurvey; 292 health science programmes (nursing and medical) from the UK were included in the sampling frame.
Is HE ready for the informatics revolution?The findings suggest limitations in the provision of informatics education; within HE healthcare curricula and offers recommendations to improve practice.Bartholomew162011UKMixed method using online questionnaire and interviews
A survey of student nurses’ and midwives’ experiences of learning to use electronic health record systems in practice.Need for guidance that promotes opportunities for students to develop competence in using EHRs in practice, training on EHR systems in use, and clear processes for authorised access. Following the survey, the University and practice partners collaboratively established formalised EHR training for students with clear governance procedures for access and use.Baillie et al172013UKA survey of nursing and midwifery students (n 215) and three focus groups:
Nurses, computers and preregistration education.Paper presents the results of a longitudinal study carried out with a cohort of nursing students.
Findings: although the students lacked computer skills and knowledge at the start of their programme, they were willing to engage with this agenda.
Bond182009UKLongitudinal study (PhD);
386 year one nursing students;
Survey and focus groups
Prescription for nursing informatics in preregistration nurse educationNurses are not currently adequately prepared to work with information and technology through their preregistration education. it is recommended that all preregistration nursing programmes should have access to a nursing informatics.Bond and Proctor192007UKDiscussion paper
Integrating electronic health records into health professional and health informatics educationProposes a framework to integrate EHR into health professional and health informatics educationBorycki et al202010CanadaDiscussion paper
The status of training and education in information and computer technology of Australia’s nurses: a national surveyThe benefits of information and computer technology to be incorporated fully into the health system require employers to focus on the training and education of nurses.Eley et al212008AustraliaNational survey
10 000 nurses;
Self-administered postal survey
Using electronic medical records to teach patient-centred care.Students reported being satisfied with EHR training; use improved the effectiveness of simulation training. Limitation includes the use of a self-made questionnaire to measure student perceptions.Frenzel222010USAPharmacy students;
Survey to determine perceptions
Phase I implementation of an academic medical record for integrating information management competencies into a nursing curriculum.Describes the implementation of an EHR system into an undergraduate nursing programme for use during clinical simulation trainingGassert and Sward232007USACase study
Development of the electronic health records for nursing education software programmeEvaluation of self-made EHR; Findings inform system redesign.Kowitlawakul
et al24
2013USAQualitative study;
Focus groups
Adaptation of Kirkpatrick’s four level model of training criteria to assessment of learning outcomes and programme evaluation in Higher EducationA University self-study which included evaluation of training using adaptation of Kirkpatrick model.Praslova252010USACase study; Higher education;
The electronic health record meets baccalaureate nursing curriculum: stories from the battlefieldOne nursing faculty’s approach to incorporating the concept of EHRs into two clinical courses: health assessment and psychiatric nursing; Findings: simulation in nursing education can improve student documentation practices in the clinical setting.Taylor et al262010USACase study;
Evaluation of the effectiveness of a first aid health volunteers’ training programme using Kirkpatrick’s model: A pilot study.An evaluation based on Kirkpatrick’s model showed that the training programme was able to increase the knowledge and skills of participants; Using model, were able to assess the effectiveness of each of the components of the programme separately, together with the overall effectiveness of the programme.Vizeshfar et al272017IranEvaluation using
Kirkpatrick model
  • EHR, electronic health record.