Apply creative thinking of decision support in electrical nursing record

Angelica Te Hui Hao, Chien-Yeh Hsu, Li Fang Huang, Wen Shan Jian, Li Bin Wu, Ching Chiu Kao, Mei Show Lu, Her Kung Chang

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The nursing process consists of five interrelated steps: assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation. In the nursing process, the nurse collects a great deal of data and information. The amount of data and information may exceed the amount the nurse can process efficiently and correctly. Thus, the nurse needs assistance to become proficient in the planning of nursing care, due to the difficulty of simultaneously processing a large set of information. Computer systems are viewed as tools to expand the capabilities of the nurse's mind. Using computer technology to support clinicians' decision making may provide high-quality, patient-centered, and efficient healthcare. Although some existing nursing information systems aid in the nursing process, they only provide the most fundamental decision support-i.e., standard care plans associated with common nursing diagnoses. Such a computerized decision support system helps the nurse develop a care plan step-by-step. But it does not assist the nurse in the decision-making process. The decision process about how to generate nursing diagnoses from data and how to individualize the care plans still reminds of the nurse. The purpose of this study is to develop a pilot structure in electronic nursing record system integrated with international nursing standard for improving the proficiency and accuracy of plan of care in clinical pathway process. The proposed pilot systems not only assist both student nurses and nurses who are novice in nursing practice, but also experts who need to work in a practice area which they are not familiar with.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquity
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies for Better Health in Aging Societies - Proceedings of MIE 2006
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1586036475, 9781586036478
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 27 2006Aug 30 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006


  • Decision support
  • Electrical Nursing Record
  • Nursing Clinical Pathway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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