Requirements of tools and techniques to support the entry of structured nursing data

Hardiker, NR and Bakken, S 2004, 'Requirements of tools and techniques to support the entry of structured nursing data' , in: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics , IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 621-625.

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The benefits of structured data are widely accepted within the nursing informatics community. However, despite the exis-tence of structured data in the form of well-established nurs-ing terminologies, computer-based nursing record systems are yet to achieve widespread adoption and few of the poten-tial benefits have yet to be realized. In this paper we argue the need for tools and techniques to support the entry of structured nursing data into computer-based systems. In the absence of a generally accepted solution, we build on preliminary work carried out at the 2002 Nursing Terminology Summit and analyze the results of other studies in order to identify a preliminary set of requirements or desiderata for such tools and techniques. These requirements are centered on: how structured data is presented to users for selection; how to mediate between a variety of conceptual structures -terminologies, information models, user interface models and models of the clinical process; and how to reduce the considerable modeling burden through re-use of modeling constructs. Further applied research is needed with the ultimate goal of developing a general solution that will benefit nurses, other professionals and ultimately their patients.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Fieschi, M, Coiera, E and Yu-Chan, JL
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: IOS Press
Refereed: No
Depositing User: NR Hardiker
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 13:52
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:35

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