Validation of the Impact of Health Information Technology (I-HIT) Scale: An International Collaborative
Patricia C. Dykes, Ann C. Hurley, Suzanne Brown, Robyn Carr, Margaret Cashen, Rita Collins, Robyn Cook, Leanne Currie, Charles Docherty, Anneli Ensio, Joanne Foster, Nicholas R. Hardiker, Michelle L.L. Honey, Rosaleen Killalea, Judy Murphy, Kaija Saranto, Joyce Sensmeier, Charlotte Weaver
In 2005, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Nursing Informatics Community developed a survey to measure the impact of health information technology (HIT), the I-HIT Scale, on the role of nurses and interdisciplinary communication in hospital settings. In 2007, nursing informatics colleagues from Australia, England, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and the United States formed a research collaborative to validate the I-HIT across countries. All teams have completed construct and face validation in their countries. Five out of six teams have initiated reliability testing by practicing nurses. This paper reports the international collaborative's validation of the I-HIT Scale completed to date.
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