Development and Pilot Analysis of the Nursing Home Health Information Technology Maturity Survey and Staging Model

Res Gerontol Nurs. 2022 Mar-Apr;15(2):93-99. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20220218-04. Epub 2022 Mar 1.


The current research includes a psychometric test of a nursing home (NH) health information technology (HIT) maturity survey and staging model. NHs were assembled based on HIT survey scores from a prior study representing NHs with low (20%), medium (60%), and high (20%) HIT scores. Inclusion criteria were NHs that completed at least two annual surveys over 4 years. NH administrators were excluded who participated in the Delphi panel responsible for instrument recommendations. Recruitment occurred from January to May 2019. Administrators from 121 of 429 facilities completed surveys. NHs were characteristically for-profit, medium bed size, and metropolitan. A covariance matrix demonstrated that all dimensions and domains were significantly correlated, except HIT capabilities and integration in administrative activities. Cronbach's alpha was very good (0.86). Principal component analysis revealed all items loaded intuitively onto four components, explaining 80% variance. The HIT maturity survey and staging model can be used to assess nine dimensions and domains, total HIT maturity, and stage, leading to reliable assumptions about NH HIT. [Research in Gerontological Nursing, 15(2), 93-99.].

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Information Technology*
  • Medical Informatics*
  • Nursing Homes
  • Psychometrics
  • Surveys and Questionnaires