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Why Nurses Need to Understand Nursing Informatics

Dee McGonigle, Kathy Hunter, Carolyn Sipes, Toni Hebda
2014 AORN Journal  
Supporting Nurses' Work Toni Hebda: Nurse informatics supports the work that nurses do.  ...  Toni Hebda, PhD, RN-BC, MSIS, CNE, is a professor, MSN Program Online, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus, OH.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.06.012 pmid:25172566 fatcat:nwbmkfyt3bb2pbcwql2ypdqfmu

TIGER-based measurement of nursing informatics competencies: The development and implementation of an online tool for self-assessment

Kathleen M. Hunter, Dee M. McGonigle, Toni L. Hebda
2013 Journal of Nursing Education and Practice  
Background/Objective: The aim of this research was to develop a reliable, valid instrument for self-assessment of perceived nursing informatics (NI) competencies. This article describes the development and validity assessment of the instrument. Informatics competencies are deemed a necessity in today's technologically-rich healthcare delivery system. Work to identify essential informatics skills commenced shortly after the introduction of information technology into healthcare. In subsequent
more » ... e. In subsequent years, professional organizations and individual experts have established NI competencies needed at various levels of nursing practice, from entry level through advanced practice. The Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative represents one such effort. The TIGER Initiative emerged in 2006 as a grassroots effort dedicated to the preparation of a clinical workforce capable of using information technology and informatics to improve the delivery of healthcare. TIGER quickly organized into several different collaborative groups, including one that identified a set of recommended informatics competencies for nurses in 2009. The TIGER effort listed NI competencies in three areas: basic computer skills, information literacy, and clinical information management but did not operationalize these competencies into an instrument that could be used for assessment purposes. Methods: Three rounds of reviews were conducted. In the first review, the researchers examined TIGER competencies, removing duplicative terms and combining items with similar content. The second and third rounds of reviews were each done by two separate sets of three experts in nursing informatics. During the second round, the list from round one was examined for items to retain or add. Resulting items were reworded to reflect measurable behaviors and then subjected to a third round of reviews to establish content validity, using the content validity index (CVI) methodology. Results: CVIs demonstrated moderate validity for the instrument, and items not deemed relevant to the objective of the instrument were deleted, reducing the number of the items on the instrument. The instrument was piloted by posting the invitation on the online discussion forum of a nursing informatics organization. An additional invitation was extended to a group completing a weekend-long NI course. There were 184 respondents. Most respondents ranked themselves as expert on the majority of items, although a lesser degree of confidence was seen with items related to information literacy Conclusions: TIGER competencies provided a useful foundation for the creation of a feasible online instrument for self-assessment of levels of competency. Fewer respondents identified themselves as expert in information literacy Published by Sciedu Press 71 competencies. The instrument developed for this research project could be useful in planning educational opportunities in NI.
doi:10.5430/jnep.v3n12p70 fatcat:2gygti7czvcjxdrduwj3po4c7e

An instrument for assessing advanced nursing informatics competencies

Taryn Hill, Dee McGonigle, Kathleen M. Hunter, Carolyn Sipes, Toni L. Hebda
2014 Journal of Nursing Education and Practice  
Lastly, Hunter, McGonigle, and Hebda [5] concluded that Competency, then, is a concept applicable to multiple situations.  ...  Identifying the problem Hunter, McGonigle and Hebda [1] identified that one of the gaps in NI competency development is the measurement of competencies.  ... 
doi:10.5430/jnep.v4n7p104 fatcat:qf7vgvrcqvep7bbeutj236uaey

Operationalizing TIGER NI Competencies for Online Assessment of Perceived Competency

Kathy M Hunter, McGonigle Dee, Toni Hebda
Competencies in nursing informatics (NI) are needed by every nurse. The TIGER Initiative published a set of NI competencies for every nurse in 2009. A research project focused on using these competencies is underway. A systematic instrument-development process is used to adapt these competencies for use in an online instrument. Results of a modified Delphi method, content-validity assessment, and pilot testing are related. Plans for ongoing research are shared.
pmid:24199081 pmcid:PMC3799084 fatcat:4n4dixybizg4tf2lc72cemggdq

Search for associated production of dark matter with a Higgs boson decaying to $ \mathrm{b}\overline{\mathrm{b}} $ or $\gamma \gamma$ at $ \sqrt{s}=13$ TeV

CMS Collaboration, Albert M. Sirunyan, Armen Tumasyan, Wolfgang Adam, Ece Aşılar, Thomas Bergauer, Johannes Brandstetter, Erica Brondolin, Marko Dragicevic, Janos Erö, Martin Flechl, Markus Friedl (+2222 others)
2017 Journal of High Energy Physics  
A search for dark matter is performed using events with large missing transverse momentum and a Higgs boson decaying either to a pair of bottom quarks or to a pair of photons. The data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.3 fb −1 . Results are interpreted in the context of a Z -two-Higgs-doublet model, where a high-mass resonance Z decays into a pseudoscalar boson A and a
more » ... boson A and a CP-even scalar Higgs boson, and the A decays to a pair of dark matter particles. No significant excesses are observed over the background prediction. Combining results from the two decay channels yields exclusion limits in the signal cross section in the m Zm A phase space. The observed data exclude, for Z coupling strength g Z = 0.8 and m A = 300 GeV for example, the Z mass range of 600 to 1860 GeV. This is the first result on a search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson that includes constraints on h → γγ obtained at √ s = 13 TeV
doi:10.18154/rwth-2017-10575 fatcat:liusb5qgbbg5lg5t5z4j52z4ti

Measurement of the differential Drell-Yan cross section in proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{\mathrm{s}} $ = 13 TeV

Albert M. Sirunyan, Armen Tumasyan, Wolfgang Adam, Federico Ambrogi, Ece Asilar, Thomas Bergauer, Johannes Brandstetter, Erica Brondolin, Marko Dragicevic, Janos Erö, Alberto Escalante Del Valle, Martin Flechl (+2284 others)
Measurements of the differential cross section for the Drell-Yan process, based on proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, collected by the CMS experiment, are presented. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.8 (2.3) fb −1 in the dimuon (dielectron) channel. The total and fiducial cross section measurements are presented as a function of dilepton invariant mass in the range 15 to 3000 GeV, and compared with the perturbative predictions of the standard
more » ... s of the standard model. The measured differential cross sections are in good agreement with the theoretical calculations.
doi:10.18154/rwth-2020-11801 fatcat:s44lpheslzhwnf2qaltlpbg5cy