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Commentary on: Brown et al. Issues affecting nurses’ capability to use digital technology at work: An integrative review. J of Clin Nurs. 2020; 29:2801–2809
Implications for practice and research
Technology experts, policy-makers and health managers should engage nurses while developing and implementing digital technology in healthcare.
Nurse-friendly digital technology and automation should be factored in future research.
Digital technology is increasingly used in healthcare for assessment, diagnosis, clinical decision-making, communications, care planning, and direct patient care.1 Nurses’ proficiency in the digital technology is critical in a dynamic healthcare environment.2 3 As a result, nurses are expected to adapt to new technology at an unprecedented pace.1 2 Brown et al’s integrative review illuminated factors that influence nurses’ ability to learn and use digital technology.3
Brown et al completed a systematic search of academic literature in 2019 and included studies from 10 …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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