An Update on Advancing National Nursing Data Standards in Canada (September, 28 from 1200-100PM EST)

Lynn Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN and Peggy White, RN MN

As clinical information systems and digital health solutions for continue to evolve, the use of standardized nursing data presents an opportunity to have nursing information inform clinical practice. Currently, the documentation of nursing practice: assessments, interventions and outcomes are not easily compared or analyzed within and between care settings because of differences in approaches to documentation, measurement and reporting. Monitoring health system performance and demonstrating nursing’s contribution to clinical outcomes within and between sectors of care necessitates the use of data standards. This presentation will focus on the follow-up activities and outcomes of the 2nd National Nursing Data Standards Symposium that was held in April 2017.  The strategies being utilized to advance nursing data standards adoption, the benefits to be derived, and the current state of adoption will be discussed.

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Dr. Lynn Nagle, RN, PhD, FAAN

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Nagle is recognized internationally for her pioneering work in nursing and health informatics in a variety of healthcare settings.  The Founding President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, Dr. Nagle has extensive experience selecting, implementing and evaluating clinical information system applications.  After more 15 years as a senior executive, she established her own consulting practice. Dr. Nagle has an extensive background in administration and leadership in the use of information technology and approaches to information management, including the use of standardized clinical terminologies in support of clinical care delivery in acute, long-term, mental health, ambulatory and community care settings. Dr. Nagle is the co-lead for the Canadian National Nursing Data Standards initiative.

An Assistant Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and an Adjunct Professor with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor at Western University, she has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in informatics and administration to health professionals for more than 20 years. She is currently one of the lead faculty in the Masters program in Health Services Leadership and Administration.  She is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.


Peggy White, RN, MN

Peggy White has a MN from the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.  She has an extensive background as a health care leader in the acute care sector. Peggy is the Project Director for C-HOBIC, an initiative that is working to implement the electronic collection of nursing data standards in Canada.  She is the co-lead on the National Nursing Data Standards initiative.

Peggy has published numerous articles in healthcare journals about the benefits of collecting standardized clinical outcomes in electronic health records. In addition she co-authored a chapter on Patient Safety in Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes: State of the Science and a chapter on Nursing Leadership in Quality Work Environments for Nurse and Patient Safety.  Peggy has recently co-authored two case studies about the Canadian experience in Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Education and EHR Trends.

Peggy is the Past President for the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association.