The implementation of electronic health records will improve patient outcomes, patient safety and the cost effectiveness of health care delivery; however, a fully interoperable system depends on the introduction of standardized datasets. In Canada, as part of the National Nursing Data Standards initiative, the Clinical Working Group has been examining how to include clinical data standards in acute care admission assessments and explore if these concepts could be captured across different sectors of healthcare. This session will present the initial work in this area as part of the C-HOBIC project and discuss the work done to-date on identifying concepts for inclusion in acute care assessments. The session will provide an opportunity for input from participants on advancing this work in across Canada.
Peggy White has a MN from the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She is the Past President of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. Peggy is a Consultant with the Canadian Nurses Association and co-lead, along with Dr. Lynn Nagle, on the National Nursing Data Standards Initiative. This initiative is working with leaders in the areas of research, administration, clinical practice, health policy and education to advance the adoption of clinical data standards and supporting nurses in understanding the value of this information for their practice.
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