A dynamic classification approach for nursing

Nicholas R Hardiker, Tae Youn Kim, Amy M Coenen, Kay R Jansen

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Nursing has a long tradition of classification, stretching back at least 150 years. The introduction of computers into health care towards the end of the 20th Century helped to focus efforts, culminating in the development of a range of standardized classifications. Many of these classifications are still in use today and, while content is periodically updated, the underlying classification structures remain relatively static. In this paper an approach to classification that is relatively new to nursing is presented; an approach that uses formal Web Ontology Language definitions for classes, and computer-based reasoning on those classes, to determine automatically classification structures that more flexibly meet the needs of users. A new proposed classification structure for the International Classification for Nursing Practice is derived under the new approach to provide a new view on the next release of the classification and to contribute to broader quality improvement processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Medical Informatics Association
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventAMIA 2011 Annual Symposium: Improving Health: Informatics and IT Changing the World - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 201126 Oct 2011
https://www.amia.org/amia2011 (Link to Conference Details )

Publication series

NameAMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1942-597X


ConferenceAMIA 2011 Annual Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Internet address


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