Aims of Utilization Nursing Process Data in Electronic Patient Records

Sunday, 27 July 2014: 8:30 AM

Monika Linhart, RN, PhD
ENP Research & Development, Baar-Ebenhausen, Germany

Purpose: While the use of nursing classification systems in nursing practice is increasing, there is still unclarity about the variety of aims which could be met by additionally implementing these systems for the nursing process documentation in electronic patient records.

Methods: Therefore, the first presentation will illustrate and discuss a selection of these potential aims, like improving the communication of healthcare professionals with one another, supporting process flows such as the transfer from one institution to another, supporting the performance transparency of nursing and outcome measurement, and last but not least supporting decision-making by nurses within the framework of the nursing process by presenting up-to-date nursing knowledge.

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