Harmonizing Nursing Terminologies

Amy Coenen, Fernanda Paese, Virginia Saba, Kay Jansen, Nicholas R. Hardiker, Tae Youn Kim

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In this paper, the authors report on a study aimed at harmonising two nursing terminologies, the Clinical Care Classification (CCC) and the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®). As the electronic health record evolves and the need for interoperability extends beyond local and national borders, a degree of standardisation across healthcare terminologies become essential. Harmonising across terminologies results in a) increased consensus relating to domain content and b) improvements in the terminologies involved. Findings from this study suggest that there is much overlap of content in nursing terminologies. The continued harmonisation between nursing terminologies and other healthcare terminologies are recommended to achieve international interoperability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2015
Subtitle of host publicationeHealth-enabled Health
EditorsIndra Neil Sarkar, Andrew Georgiou, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995647
ISBN (Print)9781614995630
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics: eHealth-enabled Health - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 19 Aug 201523 Aug 2015
Conference number: 15
http://www.sbis.org.br/medinfo2015/medinfo2015.html (Link to Conference Website )

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Infomatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics
Abbreviated titleMEDINFO 2015
CitySao Paulo
Internet address


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