Nurses’ time allocation of nursing activities and their stress

Electronic health records (EHR) system adoption rose from 10% to 80% in the United States. Studies found increased documentation time for nurses as well as stress and burnout.

We are conducting a time-motion study to observe and record nursing activities including EHR usage, as well as their stress. The study will quantify and visualize nurses’ time allocation on communication, hands-on tasks, and locations, and discover nurses’ stress related to particular nursing activities.