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Table 3 A comparison of nursing documentation using paper vs electronic records

From: The effect of nursing participation in the design of a critical care information system: a case study in a Chinese hospital

Item Using Paper Using ICIS
Recording the monitoring data Hand writing, taking about 30 min per shift Automatic generation of tables and diagrams
Reading patient’s information Inconvenient to find paper records Easy to retrieve data in ICIS
Accuracy of data captured from the monitoring devices Missing data despite best effort 100% accurate
Storage of data Paper records are easy to lose Long-term storage in the database in the server
Data retrieval Takes time and effort Fast and directly retrieved from the database