Teamwork and Informatics: Capturing the Work of Nurses as Team Members

Kristen K. Will, Gerri Lamb

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Healthcare teams have demonstrated tremendous impact on clinical outcomes, provider and patient well-being while lowering healthcare costs. Nurses play a critical role on healthcare teams facilitating important teamwork processes, including communication and coordination. Traditional methods of studying teams have kept integral members of the healthcare team hidden, especially for non-billable providers, such as nursing and other healthcare providers. The electronic health record, a rich source of big data, captures real-time clinical outcomes and is a tremendous resource for capturing the impact teams have on clinical outcomes and further, allows for more accurate capture of team member attribution. Using pertinent examples from the national landscape and emerging big data science, this chapter provides an overview of how to study and measure healthcare teams and team member attribution more accurately using the EHR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing and Informatics for the 21st Century–Embracing a Digital World, 3rd Edition, Book 1
Subtitle of host publicationRealizing Digital Health–Bold Challenges and Opportunities for Nursing
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000573343
ISBN (Print)9780367516895
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • General Medicine
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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