Information Management in Nursing and Health Care

Information Management in Nursing and Health Care

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The definitive account of nursing's strides toward putting more nursing-related data into large national databases and fostering the development of a common language to represent nursing practice in all settings. Experts discuss integration of this information into other health care disciplines, its management to ensure nursing's input, enhancement of the quality of patient care, the facilitation of accountability, and assistance in cost containment. Contents include standardizing nursing language for computerization; decision-support systems for nurse managers; the use of information systems in strategic planning and a managed competitive environment; JCAHO standards for information systems; information systems to measure the cost and quality of patient-centered outcomes; staffing, scheduling, and resource management; quality improvement through clinical information systems; electronic networking for nurses; and ethical issues in the management of patient data.Identifying core nursing diagnoses and outcomes for specific interventions Large data bases should make it easier to determine ... and use of retrievable clinical data bases would allow nursing to build a body of science based upon the study of actual patient care. Documentation of care with standardized classifications allows for the integration of research and practice. ... system is on an IBM compatible personal computer and uses a MED-COM medical records software program.

Title:Information Management in Nursing and Health Care
Author: Mary Etta C. Mills, Carol Ann Romano, Barbara Roxanne Heller
Publisher:Springhouse Publishing Company - 1996

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