Survey: 82% of nurses have positive view of technology's influence on patient care

Nurses see the positive and negative aspects of technology, according to a LinkedIn survey of more than 600 nurses.

Here are three takeaways.

1. Eighty-two percent of respondents view technology's affect on patient care in a somewhat or very positive way. At the same time, though, many respondents indicated new tools have forced them to stay at work longer, according to LinkedIn.

2. Twenty-five percent of respondents said artificial intelligence will have the greatest negative affect on nursing, while only 5 percent said it will have the greatest positive affect. But a majority of respondents (75 percent) identified EHRs as having the greatest positive affect, with 19 percent saying it will have the greatest negative affect.

3. Additionally, 36 percent of respondents reported new technologies would require retraining employees, and 64 percent said computer and technology skills will move their careers forward, according to LinkedIn.

Read more about the survey here.


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