National nursing informatics group selects Moss paper as one of top five most influential of 2015

Professors from UAB’s schools of Nursing and Health Professions recently published a paper recognized as a top five study by a national nursing informatics group.

jackie moss 2016The Nursing Informatics-Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association recently named a research paper by UAB School of Nursing Professor and Assistant Dean of Clinical Simulation and Technology Jacqueline Moss, Ph.D., and UAB School of Health Professions Professor Eta S. Berner, Ed.D., one of the five most influential papers in nursing informatics for 2015.

Moss set out to evaluate and enhance the clinical decision support tools for medication administration safety available to nurses in acute-care settings. Medication administration errors by nurses in acute-care settings can be deadly, so it is vital that those charged with completing such crucial tasks have as much clear information and support as they can get throughout the process.

Working with Berner, who teaches in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program and is director of the UAB Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality , Moss conducted a study that defined three distinct characteristics of the decision support acute-care nurses want to receive in such critical situations.

Moss’ study and the resulting research paper “Evaluating clinical decision support tools for medication administration safety in a simulated environment” were well-received by the acute-care nurses who participated and by AMIA.