DIFFERENCE IN NURSING DOCUMENTATION
BEFORE AND AFTER COMPUTERIZATION:
A PILOT STUDY (References)

by

Sandra Boldreghini, MSN, RN, CS
Family Nurse Practitioner
Desoto Family Medical Practice, P.C
Olive Branch, MS
sboldre@memphisonline.com

June H. Larrabee, PhD, RN
Research Scientist
Center for Nursing Research
Camcare Health Education & Research Institute
june.larrabee@camcare.com



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Author Information



Sandra Boldreghini, MSN, RN, CS
Family Nurse Practitioner
Desoto Family Medical Practice, P.C.
Olive Branch, MS
sboldre@memphisonline.com

Sandra Boldreghini received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, Memphis. After working in various positions in health carefor several years, including quality management, she returned to the University ofTennessee to obtain her master's degree in nursing. She is presently employed as a family nursepractitioner with Dr. Robert Tate at Desoto Family Medical Practice, P.C. in Olive Branch,MS. An involvement in the implementation of computerization in an ambulatory care setting piqued her interest in nursing documentation and computerization, providing asubject for her master's thesis with the guidance of Dr. Larrabee, her thesis chairperson.


June H. Larrabee, PhD, RN
Research Scientist
Center for Nursing Research
Camcare Health Education and Research Institute
Charleston, West Virginia
june.larrabee@camcare.com

At the time this study was conducted, Dr. Larrabee was Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and Nursing Quality Manager at UT Bowld Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. She was a member of a team that implemented and evaluated a computerized nursing documentation system at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Subsequently, she was a member of a team that implemented a different computerized nursing documentation system at UT Bowld Hospital, Memphis. Dr. Larrabee's research interests include nursing care influence on patient outcomes, quality improvement in health care, and patient perceptions of health careexperiences and quality of health care received. She is also involved in further theorydevelopment of a previously published model of quality.