Building Standard-Based Nursing Information Systems is directed to practicing and student nurses, health care professionals involved in the implementation of information systems, and information technology professional working in the health sector.
The objective of this book is to provide them with a basic source of facts related to the use and implementation of standards in nursing clinical and administrative documentation. A compelling case is made about the importance of appropriately documenting nursing care, in order to facilitate analyses of nursing activities, the provision of quality and evidence-based direct patient care, and promotion of continuity of service. Standardized documentation is also required for communication nursing concepts, interventions, and outcomes to other nurses and health professionals working in different settings and countries.
The document focuses on key issues of modern nursing practice and illustrates how information technology support to the implementation and use of standard-based practice can improve clinical and management nursing functions.