Proposal to Bring Nursing Into the Information Age
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 275–282, September 1997
How to Cite
Project, I. I. (1997), Proposal to Bring Nursing Into the Information Age. Image: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 29: 275–282. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1997.tb00999.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2007
- Accepted for publication October 24, 1996.
- computer/information systems;
- nursing minimum data set
Purpose: To address issues related to documentation of nursing care and propose a model that illustrates how nursing practice data, collected through the use of standardized languages, are useful to staff nurses, nurse administrators, researchers, and policy makers.
Significance: Obtaining information about nursing practice is critical in times of health care change and reform.
Conclusions: There are three main challenges: the level of detail to document, the inclusion of nursing language in critical paths, and the need for articulation among different nursing classifications.
Implications: With recent advances in nursing classifications, the documentation systems in nursing can now be improved and much of the previous waste and redundancy eliminated.