Building nursing intellectual capital for safe use of information technology: A before-after study to test an evidence-based peer coach intervention

Stephanie S. Poe, Patricia Abbott, Peter Pronovost

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Use of peer coaches may be effective in building and maintaining competencies bedside nurses need to safely use electronic health records (EHRs). A nonexperimental design with before-after measures was used to evaluate the effectiveness of peer coaches in increasing learner satisfaction and confidence in EHR use on 9 units at an academic medical center. Survey findings suggested that nurses experienced higher than expected satisfaction with training and increased self-confidence in the EHR use following program implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-119
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011



  • electronic health record
  • evidence-based practice
  • informatics competencies
  • information technology
  • nursing intellectual capital
  • patient safety
  • peer coach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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