Dr. Brokel redesigns work processes for care delivery using technologies with evidence-based practices. She teaches nursing and health informatics and operational/management practices for the Systems and Practice Area of Study. Her research, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, focuses on evaluating the implementation of healthcare information technologies for rural healthcare organizations. Research interest includes the patient outcomes, nursing outcomes, and effectiveness of clinical decision support rules utilized within electronic health records and clinical information systems. She has provided ministry organizations support in research activities, outcomes analysis, and clinical transformation designs for electronic health records within the Trinity Health system. She currently practices as a parish nurse offering health education, access to health screening and other religious community interventions. PhD in Nursing Administration and Informatics, The University of Iowa MA, Nursing Administration, The University of Iowa BSN, BSN-RN Progression Program, The University of Iowa Diploma in Nursing, Allen Lutheran School of Nursing, Waterloo, Iowa
Changing Patient Care Orders From Paper to Computerized Provider Order Entry-Based Process (with M. M. Ward, D. S. Wakefield, A. Ludwig, T. Schwichtenberg, and D. Atherton), Computers, informatics, nursing (2012)
The purpose of this study was to describe the extent of change in patient care...
Longitudinal study of symptom control and quality of life indicators with patients receiving community-based case management services (with M. Cole and L. Upmeyer), Applied Nursing Research (2011)
Evaluating clinical decision support rules as an intervention in clinical workflows with technology (with Tamara, J. Schwichtenberg; Douglas, S. Wakefield; Marcia, M. Ward; Michael, G. Shaw; and J., M. Kramer), Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN (2011)
The implementation of electronic health records in rural settings generated new challenges beyond those seen...
Nanda international news (with T. H. Herdman, D. Weir-Hughes, G. von Krogh, M. M. Staub, Sue Moorhead, J. M. Adams, G. Meyer, and A. T. Farren), International Journal of Nursing Terminologies & Classifications (2011)
Impact of health information technology on detection of potential adverse drug events at the ordering stage (with L. L. Roberts, M. M. Ward, D. S. Wakefield, D. K. Crandall, and P. Conlon), American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2010)
PURPOSE: The impact of implementing commercially available health care information technologies at hospitals in a...