A national action plan for sharable and comparable nursing data to support practice and translational research for transforming health care

Bonnie L. Westra, Gail E. Latimer, Susan A. Matney, Jung I n Park, Joyce Sensmeier, Roy L. Simpson, Mary J o Swanson, Judith J. Warren, Connie W. Delaney

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background There is wide recognition that, with the rapid implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), large data sets are available for research. However, essential standardized nursing data are seldom integrated into EHRs and clinical data repositories. There are many diverse activities that exist to implement standardized nursing languages in EHRs; however, these activities are not coordinated, resulting in duplicate efforts rather than building a shared learning environment and resources. Objective The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical context of nursing terminologies, challenges to the use of nursing data for purposes other than documentation of care, and a national action plan for implementing and using sharable and comparable nursing data for quality reporting and translational research. Methods In 2013 and 2014, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing hosted a diverse group of nurses to participate in the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data and Science to Transform Health Care consensus conferences. This consensus conference was held to develop a national action plan and harmonize existing and new efforts of multiple individuals and organizations to expedite integration of standardized nursing data within EHRs and ensure their availability in clinical data repositories for secondary use. This harmonization will address the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies and subsequent access to and use of clinical nursing data. Conclusion Foundational to integrating nursing data into clinical data repositories for big data and science, is the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies, common data models, and information structures within EHRs. The 2014 National Action Plan for Sharable and Comparable Nursing Data for Transforming Health and Healthcare builds on and leverages existing, but separate long standing efforts of many individuals and organizations. The plan is action focused, with accountability for coordinating and tracking progress designated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-607
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

Fingerprint

Translational Medical Research
Nursing
Delivery of Health Care
Electronic Health Records
Consensus
Organizations
Practice (Psychology)
School Nursing
Social Responsibility
Documentation
Research Design
Language
Nurses
Learning
Health

Keywords

  • Consensus development conference
  • Electro health records
  • National health policy
  • Nursing informatics
  • Terminology

Cite this

A national action plan for sharable and comparable nursing data to support practice and translational research for transforming health care. / Westra, Bonnie L.; Latimer, Gail E.; Matney, Susan A.; Park, Jung I n; Sensmeier, Joyce; Simpson, Roy L.; Swanson, Mary J o; Warren, Judith J.; Delaney, Connie W.

In: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Vol. 22, No. 3, 01.05.2015, p. 600-607.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Westra, Bonnie L. ; Latimer, Gail E. ; Matney, Susan A. ; Park, Jung I n ; Sensmeier, Joyce ; Simpson, Roy L. ; Swanson, Mary J o ; Warren, Judith J. ; Delaney, Connie W. / A national action plan for sharable and comparable nursing data to support practice and translational research for transforming health care. In: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 600-607.
@article{fc6fdcbf9542495686467d33d41adaf9,
title = "A national action plan for sharable and comparable nursing data to support practice and translational research for transforming health care",
abstract = "Background There is wide recognition that, with the rapid implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), large data sets are available for research. However, essential standardized nursing data are seldom integrated into EHRs and clinical data repositories. There are many diverse activities that exist to implement standardized nursing languages in EHRs; however, these activities are not coordinated, resulting in duplicate efforts rather than building a shared learning environment and resources. Objective The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical context of nursing terminologies, challenges to the use of nursing data for purposes other than documentation of care, and a national action plan for implementing and using sharable and comparable nursing data for quality reporting and translational research. Methods In 2013 and 2014, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing hosted a diverse group of nurses to participate in the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data and Science to Transform Health Care consensus conferences. This consensus conference was held to develop a national action plan and harmonize existing and new efforts of multiple individuals and organizations to expedite integration of standardized nursing data within EHRs and ensure their availability in clinical data repositories for secondary use. This harmonization will address the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies and subsequent access to and use of clinical nursing data. Conclusion Foundational to integrating nursing data into clinical data repositories for big data and science, is the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies, common data models, and information structures within EHRs. The 2014 National Action Plan for Sharable and Comparable Nursing Data for Transforming Health and Healthcare builds on and leverages existing, but separate long standing efforts of many individuals and organizations. The plan is action focused, with accountability for coordinating and tracking progress designated.",
keywords = "Consensus development conference, Electro health records, National health policy, Nursing informatics, Terminology",
author = "Westra, {Bonnie L.} and Latimer, {Gail E.} and Matney, {Susan A.} and Park, {Jung I n} and Joyce Sensmeier and Simpson, {Roy L.} and Swanson, {Mary J o} and Warren, {Judith J.} and Delaney, {Connie W.}",
year = "2015",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1093/jamia/ocu011",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "600--607",
journal = "Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA",
issn = "1067-5027",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A national action plan for sharable and comparable nursing data to support practice and translational research for transforming health care

AU - Westra, Bonnie L.

AU - Latimer, Gail E.

AU - Matney, Susan A.

AU - Park, Jung I n

AU - Sensmeier, Joyce

AU - Simpson, Roy L.

AU - Swanson, Mary J o

AU - Warren, Judith J.

AU - Delaney, Connie W.

PY - 2015/5/1

Y1 - 2015/5/1

N2 - Background There is wide recognition that, with the rapid implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), large data sets are available for research. However, essential standardized nursing data are seldom integrated into EHRs and clinical data repositories. There are many diverse activities that exist to implement standardized nursing languages in EHRs; however, these activities are not coordinated, resulting in duplicate efforts rather than building a shared learning environment and resources. Objective The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical context of nursing terminologies, challenges to the use of nursing data for purposes other than documentation of care, and a national action plan for implementing and using sharable and comparable nursing data for quality reporting and translational research. Methods In 2013 and 2014, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing hosted a diverse group of nurses to participate in the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data and Science to Transform Health Care consensus conferences. This consensus conference was held to develop a national action plan and harmonize existing and new efforts of multiple individuals and organizations to expedite integration of standardized nursing data within EHRs and ensure their availability in clinical data repositories for secondary use. This harmonization will address the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies and subsequent access to and use of clinical nursing data. Conclusion Foundational to integrating nursing data into clinical data repositories for big data and science, is the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies, common data models, and information structures within EHRs. The 2014 National Action Plan for Sharable and Comparable Nursing Data for Transforming Health and Healthcare builds on and leverages existing, but separate long standing efforts of many individuals and organizations. The plan is action focused, with accountability for coordinating and tracking progress designated.

AB - Background There is wide recognition that, with the rapid implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), large data sets are available for research. However, essential standardized nursing data are seldom integrated into EHRs and clinical data repositories. There are many diverse activities that exist to implement standardized nursing languages in EHRs; however, these activities are not coordinated, resulting in duplicate efforts rather than building a shared learning environment and resources. Objective The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical context of nursing terminologies, challenges to the use of nursing data for purposes other than documentation of care, and a national action plan for implementing and using sharable and comparable nursing data for quality reporting and translational research. Methods In 2013 and 2014, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing hosted a diverse group of nurses to participate in the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data and Science to Transform Health Care consensus conferences. This consensus conference was held to develop a national action plan and harmonize existing and new efforts of multiple individuals and organizations to expedite integration of standardized nursing data within EHRs and ensure their availability in clinical data repositories for secondary use. This harmonization will address the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies and subsequent access to and use of clinical nursing data. Conclusion Foundational to integrating nursing data into clinical data repositories for big data and science, is the implementation of standardized nursing terminologies, common data models, and information structures within EHRs. The 2014 National Action Plan for Sharable and Comparable Nursing Data for Transforming Health and Healthcare builds on and leverages existing, but separate long standing efforts of many individuals and organizations. The plan is action focused, with accountability for coordinating and tracking progress designated.

KW - Consensus development conference

KW - Electro health records

KW - National health policy

KW - Nursing informatics

KW - Terminology

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84940390948&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84940390948&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1093/jamia/ocu011

DO - 10.1093/jamia/ocu011

M3 - Article

C2 - 25670754

AN - SCOPUS:84940390948

VL - 22

SP - 600

EP - 607

JO - Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

JF - Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

SN - 1067-5027

IS - 3

ER -