Intervention and Evaluation of Mobile Technologies for Patients Safety in Nursing: A Scoping Review


  • Silvana Evi Linda Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia ; Bina Insan Jakarta Nursing Academy, JL. Kramat Jaya, JL. Kramat Jaya No.22 T–U Kel. Tugu Utara Kec. Koja, Kota Jakarta Utara 14270 DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tukimin Bin Sansuwito Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Nisha Nambiar Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, 12-18, Jalan SS 6/12, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia



Background: Patient safety is a global concern because health professionals have an ethical responsibility to protect patient safety within the context of health care. Objectives: The purpose of this research was to fill in the gaps in the outcome evaluation of mobile application technologies by conducting a systematic analysis of existing mobile application interventions for enhancing patient safety culture among healthcare providers, particularly nurses. Methods: The protocol for this study was based on the 27-item Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) extension for scoping reviews. Combining the keywords "mobile app," "patient safety," and "nurse or nursing" addressed three fundamental issues. PubMed (MEDLINE), Scopus, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) were searched through to find relevant articles. The papers published between January 2008 and April 31, 2023, were identified. Results: Following the full-text review, five papers were selected for this scoping review. One study was conducted in Indonesia, while others were conducted in Taiwan, the United States, Argentina, and Brazil. These mobile application interventions were delivered using technology platforms such as smartphones. The majority was used for education purposes, check lists, and reporting incidents to improve patient safety. The included study found that the application was effective, adequate, and useful to be used to improve patient safety. Conclusion: The use of mobile application technologies will improve their patient safety culture. Patient safety culture among nurses might be greatly enhanced by implementing mobile technologies.


Mobile Technologies, Patients Safety, Nursing, Scoping Review


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Evi Linda, S. ., Bin Sansuwito, T. ., & Nambiar, N. . (2024). Intervention and Evaluation of Mobile Technologies for Patients Safety in Nursing: A Scoping Review. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(3), 178-185.