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Jane Carrington - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Jane Carrington Jane Carrington

Associate Professor, Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair And Co-Director Of Florida Blue Center For Healthcare Quality | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Jane Carrington is internationally known for expertise in informatics, electronic health record, human factors and communication.


Jane Carrington is internationally known for expertise in informatics, electronic health record, human factors and communication. Her research focuses on nurse-to-nurse communication of a clinical event or change in patient condition using the electronic health record. She uses techniques in qualitative research and natural language processing to analyze nurse-to-nurse communication and decision-making associated with a
clinical event.

Carrington has been a long-time active member of the American Medical Informatics Association, where she was recently named a fellow, and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the Information Technology Expert Panel.

Industry Expertise (2)

Health and Wellness


Areas of Expertise (4)

Electronic Health Record


Human Factors


Media Appearances (1)

A Brave New World

The Gator Nurse  online


Pioneering nurse. Innovative researcher. Out-of-the-box educator. Dedicated mentor. For decades, these words have been used to describe University of Florida College of Nursing Founding Dean Dorothy M. Smith. Now, they are also being used to describe the nurse researcher who was named to the position created in memory and in honor of Dean Smith.

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Articles (5)

Testing the Use of Natural Language Processing Software and Content Analysis to Analyze Nursing Hand-off Text Data

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Natural language processing software programs are used primarily to mine both structured and unstructured data from the electronic health record and other healthcare databases. The mined data are used, for example, to identify vulnerable at-risk populations and predicting hospital associated infections and complications. Natural language processing programs are seldomly used in healthcare research to analyze the how providers are communicating essential patient information from one provider to another or how the language that is used impacts patient outcomes.

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Feasibility of Wearable Universal Serial Bus Utilization to Support Clinical Trial Participant Safety Management: A Pilot, Qualitative Descriptive Study.

Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN

Clinical trials are exploratory in nature and thus present a degree of risk for those individuals who participate in the trial. Risks include adverse events, which are undesirable experiences that arise from use of investigational products or devices that may cause participant injury or withdrawal from the clinical trial. The prevention of adverse events is a challenge given the lack of interoperability among organizational electronic health records and reliance on wallet cards to communicate safety-related information, leaving the burden of describing research-related information to external providers on the trial participant.

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Policy Priorities in Nursing Informatics: The American Academy of Nursing Informatics and Technology Expert Panel in 2020

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Along with science and education, nursing informaticists are active in policy. Here, we introduce the Informatics and Technology Expert Panel (ITEP) of the American Academy of Nursing (Academy), along with its collaborations and accomplishments in 2020. The Academy, established in 1973, is a non-profit organization focused on advancing policy, practice, and science.

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Clinical Research Integration Within the Electronic Health Record

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

Clinical trials have become commonplace as a treatment option. As clinical trial participants are integrated into all healthcare delivery settings, organizations are tasked with sustaining specific care regimens with appropriate documentation and maintenance of participant protections within electronic health records. Our aim was to identify the common elements necessary for electronic health record integration of clinical research for optimal trial conduct and participant management.

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Nursing’s Role in Translating Safe Communication Practices to Clinical Trial Management

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

There is great emphasis on safety-related communication best practices in healthcare. However, little is known about safety-related communication within clinical trial management. Clinical trial participants are at greater risk for adverse events, injury, and trial withdrawal when seeking care outside of the trial when external providers are not aware of protocol constraints with care management. Nurses are traditionally the first providers to gather or denote importance on pertinent information when a participant seeks care.

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Languages (1)

  • English

Affiliations (3)

  • American Medical Informatics Association : Member
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society : Member
  • American Academy of Nursing : Fellow