Shared Vision: Why a Nursing Knowledge Conference Series?
We share a vision of better health outcomes resulting from the standardization and integration of the information nurses gather in electronic health records and other information systems, which is increasingly the source of insights and evidence used to prevent, diagnose, treat and evaluate health conditions. The addition of contextual data, including environmental, geographical, behavioral, imaging, and more, will lead to breakthroughs for the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.
The 2014 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data & Science for Transforming Health Care Conference brought together more than 70 stakeholders from nursing practice, education, information technology, professional nursing, and informatics and standards organizations. The goal: Advance a national plan for capturing nursing information for big data research aimed at identifying effective care interventions and improving patient outcomes.
Nursing information is not captured in ways that make it sharable and comparable – essential for “big data” research and, ultimately, for improving care.
Christie Martin, MN, MPH, RN, PHN
Lily Tunby, DNP, RN
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