Enhancement on infectious diseases nursing plan information system

Mei Lin Yeh, Te Hui Hao, Chien Yeh Hsu

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Based on researches, the most time-consuming nursing activities, in teaching hospital, are: room patrols, the blood pressure survey, the body temperature pulse breath survey, the nursing record maintenance [1]. The nursing record is one way to communicate data. It can allow the medical service team to understand what measures the nursing staff once did for sickness, as well as responses from sickness. Nevertheless, it is the key component to utilize the record with a clinical nursing plan, so as to provide a proficient health management. Since the maintenance of nursing plan is costly and time-consuming, therefore, it is essential to establish the nursing plan information system, which can effectively promote the nursing quality. This research main body comes from one infectious disease division nursing plan information system, which was developed in 1992, and its data base covers entire courtyard compatibility and various faculties characteristic nursing plan. The nursing staff often complained that this system is not user-friendly, its contents are not comprehensive, and sometimes it does not let staff choose the right diagnosis. Therefore this research is based on history analysis and the questionnaire survey procedure first, the infectious disease nursing plan use number of times, the frequency and the project content, then by the literature scientific theory and result of the improvement group discussion together. The original 38 infectious disease division nursing plan will be expanded to 45 nursing plans. Moreover, the common 38 infectious disease code (ICD-9), and its corresponding diagnosis items, shall automatically appear in the disease diagnose code field, so it would be better off for the nursing staff to set up the nursing plan efficiently. Infectious disease division nursing plan information system utilization ratio is promoted 9.6-folds, according to research outcome. Each task consumes 3.68 minutes beforehand - including computer program operation, the printing of nursing plan, and now it turned out that it shall not take more than 3.08 minutes. The time efficiency is raised by 17% (0.6 minute). Yet only 17% of the users are satisfied with it before, and now 74% nursing staffs are happy with the new tool.Therefore, it shall not only improve our service quality, but also save labor cost by using this information supplementary system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting Health and Humans - Proceedings of NI2009: The 10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans, NI2009 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 1 2009


Conference10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans, NI2009


  • Infectious disease nursing plan
  • Nursing plan
  • Nursing plan information system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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