Title: Integrating Nursing Sensitive Patient Outcomes into the Acute Care Electronic Health Record
Bio: Marion Dowling
Marion is the Executive Director of Professional Practice, Quality and Patient Experience and Chief Nursing Officer for Health PEI. She recently completed the EXTRA Executive Leadership Program through the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement with this project. She is passionate about including patients as partners in health system improvements so care providers can do their best work.
Bio: Dorothy Dewar
Dorothy works as a Nursing Research Lead in the Professional Practice, Quality and Experience and Chief Nursing Office for Health PEI. She works on a broad provincial portfolio. She is a registered nurse that has completed her nursing degree in London England and her master’s in nursing through Athabasca University.
Health PEI integrated the Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (CHOBIC) into admission and discharge assessments in acute care. These standardized measurable patient outcomes were implemented to improve documentation, care planning for patients and demonstrate nursing’s role to improve patient outcomes. Building partnerships, a commitment to patient centeredness and mobilizing knowledge of participants along with effective and frequent communication between Patient Advisors (integral to the project), Nursing Leaders and project Implementation Teams was imperative to project success. The presentation will describe CHOBIC, how the project was implemented, the measurable nursing sensitive patient outcomes in acute care achieved, plans for future spread and lessons learned regarding the value of understanding what is important to patients, the functionality of electronic documentation as well as patient and unit workflow.
CNIA c/o Canadian Nurses Association50 Driveway, Ottawa, ONK2P 1E2