ICNP Catalogues for supporting nursing content in electronic health records

Amy Coenen, Tae Youn Kim, Claudia C. Bartz, Kay Jansen, Nicholas Hardiker

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The purpose of this study was to describe sets of nursing concepts including, for example, nursing diagnoses and interventions, which are knowledge-based and clinically relevant to support nursing practice. Health information systems using the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) provide a platform for standardized nursing documentation for patients' health care, clinical decision support, and repositories for re-use of clinical data for quality evaluation, research, management decisions and policy development. Clinically relevant sets of ICNP concepts can facilitate implementation of health information systems for nursing. Descriptive analysis was used to examine the types of, and relationships among, existing nursing content sets. Findings included the need for various types of content sets, as represented in ICNP catalogues, for nursing documentation. Five types of ICNP Catalogues included Care Plans, Order Sets, Clinical Templates, Nursing Minimum Data Sets, and Terminology Subsets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality of Life Through Quality of Information - Proceedings of MIE 2012
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event24th European Medical Informatics Conference - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 26 Aug 201229 Aug 2012
Conference number: 24
http://p-medicine.eu/news/details/article/mie-2012-the-24th-european-medical-informatics-conference-august-26-29-2012-pisa-italy/ (Link to Conference Details)


Conference24th European Medical Informatics Conference
Abbreviated titleMIE 2012
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