Assessment of Legal Feasibility of Clinical Nursing Information System

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Health Information Management Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

2 Department Internal-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran

3 Biostatistics and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran


Background and Objectives: Legal considerations are essential to implement information system successfully. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the legal feasibility of clinical nursing information system (CNIS).
Methods: This research was a descriptive-cross sectional study. The instrument was developed through literature review. The psychometrics was confirmed by the CVR and CVI index based on comments of 15 experts. Reliability was approved by split method (α = 0.71). The evaluation was done on nursing administrators through a questionnaire with 5 options Likert scale and face to face interview. Scores less than 30 were considered as weak and poor, scores of 30-70 were treated as middle and relatively desirable, and scores more than 70 stood in high and desirable levels. The data was analyzed using chi-square tests, t test and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA).
Results: Definition and develop of low, access to information, informing and implementation and revision should be included in the legal feasibility of CNIS. The percentage of supplied needs to implement the CNIS was 60%. The average score of legal feasibility was 66.46 %.
Conclusion: Appropriate and comprehensive legislation to allow the use of the previous system in case of system failure or high volume of work and the accurate determination of the level of user access is required.