Overcoming the barriers to using information systems.
Chan T., de Lusignan S., Brew S.
AIM: To identify any barriers to the use of information technology by community nurses, such as poor access, insufficient time and a lack of appropriate skills. METHODS: Literature review and questionnaire. RESULTS: The study showed that a large majority of community nurses had access to IT. However, sharing facilities and varying clinical systems meant that, with the exception of e-mail, they made infrequent use of the applications provided. CONCLUSION: Despite some access difficulties, community nurses have a positive attitude to IT and would like to receive more training.