2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice
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Title2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice
Study Global IDhdl:11272/10499
AuthorsCanada Health Infoway; Canadian Nurses Association; Canadian Nurses Informatics Association
ProducerCanada Health Infoway (CHI), Canadian Nurses Association; Canada Health Infoway (CHI); Canadian Nurses Association (CNA); Canadian Nurses Informatics Association (CNIA)
Funding AgencyCanada Health Infoway
DistributorUniversity of Victoria Libraries
Distribution DateJune, 2017
Deposit DateJune, 2017
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Description and Scope

This dataset is the latest quantitative survey of Canadian nurses' access to and use of digital health in practice. It was a joint collaboration between the Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and Canada Health Infoway.

Description DateJune, 2017
KeywordsHealth (ACV)
Topic ClassificationOpen (Open Access Tag)
Geographic CoverageCanada
Geographic UnitProvinces
Unit of AnalysisIndividuals
Kind of DataSurvey Data
Data Collection / Methodology
Data CollectorEnvironics Research Company of Canada
Sampling ProcedureTo ensure national representativeness invitations were also sent in March, 2017 to nurses who subscribe to EnsembleIQ’s (previously known as Rogers Communications) ‘Nurse Registrant’s' research lists. In total 2, 863 English invitations were disseminated via this method and 2,256 French language invitations were disseminated. Lastly, a small set of Canadian nurses registered to mdBriefCase’s online education platform (n=78) were also invited to participate in March, 2017 to ensure representative samples were achieved from the provinces of: Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec.
Collection ModeOnline survey
WeightingThe data are statistically weighted by 2015 Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) workforce data (Published in 2016) with regard to nurses providing direct patient care in each province to ensure the final sample accurately reflects the nursing population according to this most recent Canadian Census.
Response RateThis report presents the results of a survey conducted with 2,058 nurses from January 6 to March 19, 2017.
Data Availability
Number of Files 2
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ContactJennifer Conn
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